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Online Dual Diagnosis Training - Alcohol, Other Drugs & Concurrent Mental Health Issues (12 hours)

Event Details
Date: Online
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 12


Organiser: S.A.M.H.I
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This 12 hour online training program covers all the key knowledge required to deliver brief interventions for clients presenting with substance abuse issues and concurrent mental health problems (i.e. dual diagnosis).

This training will equip workers to deliver a brief and early interventions to people struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues, as well as advanced psychotherapeutic skills. This is equivalent to our comprehensive face-to-face 2 day advanced training that is delivered across Australia. For available live workshop dates in your state, please refer to our website:

Both the online and face-to-face workshops have been specifically and deliberately made affordable at $145. This is half price.

Join with us to address the alarming substance abuse and the co-morbid mental health issues that are rising in our communities across Australia and overseas.

Module 1. Drugs & Effects
Cycle of Addiction
Drink & Drug Driving
Stimulants (Speed, Ice, Ecstasy, Cocaine)
Inhalants (volatile substances)

Module 2. Addictions & Mental Health
Dual Diagnosis
Integrative Holistic Model
Needs & Underlying Issues that drive addictions

Module 3. Harm Minimisation & Optimal Health
Orthomolecular Science, Functional Medicine & Optimal Health

Module 4. Neuropharmacology & Neurophysiology (Brain Works)
Psychosis vs Dissociation

Module 5. Trauma model & Keys to Treatment
Guilt vs Shame
Dealing with ambivalence

Module 6. Brief & Early Intervention and Tripod of Support
Stages of Change
Costs vs Benefits – doing a brief intervention

Learning objectives

  • Understand the underlying issues behind addictions as well as holistic intervention. (Refer to diagram over the page)
  • Understand the neurophysiology of addictions and brain development.
  • Neuroplasticity (latest developments)
  • Psychopharmacology
  • The Cycle of Addiction & Stages of Change
  • The Grief Cycle & Anger / Hatred
  • Brief & Early Intervention, treatment matching, pharmacotherapies & motivational interviewing
  • Working with treatment resistant clients

Presenter details

George Patriki began reaching out to people with substance abuse issues, soon after exiting the drug culture in 1983. Since 1992, he has developed this commitment into a full time vocation and career as a Dual Diagnosis Consultant on the Gold Coast and throughout Australia.

George has spent countless hours helping thousands of people affected by drug & alcohol issues as well as concurrent mental health.cGeorge is committed to reaching out to people struggling with addictive behaviours, particularly those with severe life controlling problems due to significant trauma. He works in areas of court advocacy, counselling, outreach, running community forums, seminars and recovery groups for drug users (including dual & multiple diagnosis) and their loved ones. George’s areas of speciality include:

  • Psycho-dynamic & Trauma Model Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Brief and Early Intervention

Qualifications include:

  • Diploma in AOD (Alcohol & Other Drugs)
  • Diploma in Mental Health
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Diploma in Comorbidity (AOD & Mental Health)
  • Graduate Certificate in Health: Addiction Studies
  • Certificate IV T.A.A. (Training And Assessment)
  • Diploma in Management
  • Diploma in Community Welfare
  • Certificate IV in Community Development
  • Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training

George has Accreditation with Victorian Department of Human Services as a Clinical Drug Assessor. He conducts basic and advanced training in drug and alcohol and mental health issues, and delivers RPL assessment, training & upskilling in Certificate IV and Diploma in Community Services. He also offers clinical supervision for individuals & organisations and lectures in tertiary institutions, government and non-government organisations

Date and location

Online - avialable now


$145 (Limited time offer)


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AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers