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SUBSTANCE USE AND MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS – CO-OCCURRING - Strategies for supporting people with co-occurring AOD and mental health issues

Event Details
Date: 24 June 2020
Venue: Sydney, NSW
CPD hrs: 7
Cost:

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Organiser: The Professional Development People

The challenges associated with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse conditions have been of increasing concern for individuals, support networks and a range of services such as mental health and AOD services. The potential for enormous personal cost to the individual and their support network is great, with evidence of a higher incidence of hospitalisation, greater risk of homelessness, higher rates of criminal activity, poorer treatment outcomes, poorer health status, lower life expectancy, and increased rates of completed suicide compared to people experiencing mental health condition or substance abuse alone. The aim of this one-day workshop is to increase the awareness of the impact of co-occurring substance use and mental health conditions. The workshop will provide opportunities for participants to gain skills for supporting people to reduce the impact of AOD and mental health conditions on their lives. Comprehensive resource notes are provided to all participants for reference during and following the training. There will be opportunities for participants to practice and reflect on skills throughout the workshop.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the impact of co-occurring AOD and mental health conditions on people and their care network.
  • Describe the effects of AOD on mental health.
  • Explain the interaction between substance use and mental health medications.
  • Describe approaches for screening and assessment of AOD and mental health conditions.
  • Explain the application of person-centred practice when supporting a person living with co-occurring mental health and AOD issues.
  • Understand the guiding principles for supporting people with co-existing mental health and substance abuse conditions.
  • Describe strategies to support a co-ordinated approach for supporting people living with mental health and substance abuse conditions.

Presenter details

Alison Bell has a background in Nursing and Psychology and has worked in the alcohol and other drug and mental health fields since 1987. She has been facilitating training on topics including Motivational Interviewing, mental health, addictions and gambling. Known as an enthusiastic and engaging trainer with a passion for providing participants with an opportunity to reflect on their work practices and to enhance their skills for supporting people to change. Alison has been involved in the development of motivational interviewing since 1989, when she became involved in researching the clinical application of the model in collaboration with Dr Stephen Rollnick at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. Alison has published a number of papers and book chapters, particularly in relation to the application of motivational interviewing in health care settings. Having conducted hundreds of training courses on motivational interviewing for a broad range of groups, Alison is considered to be among the leading trainers on this subject in Australia

Location and date

UTS Short Course Rooms
Level 7, Building 10,
235 Jones Street,
Ultimo, NSW 2007

24th June 2020
9:15am - 4:30pm

Cost

Standard fee: $298

This event is fully catered and all resources are provided.

Students and new graduates may apply to attend at a discount apply here.

Registration

Register online by clicking here.

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PEOPLE
www.PDPseminars.com.au
info@PDPseminars.com.au
Ph: 1300 887 622 OR inquire about this as inhouse training, wherever you are - we come to you.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers