February PD Post

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A few PD opportunities for February.  If you’d like to add something be sure to comment or email the library

Write – presentations and papers

The Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference

Abstract submissions are now open for the Addiction 2016 conference. Oral presentations, poster presentations and workshops are available as presentation options.  Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation; or about their intended role in a workshop.
Topics include:
Prevention & early intervention
Treatment approaches
Recovery
Research and policy
Working with vulnerable groups: Indigenous, youth, rural populations
Mental Health Impacts: decision making and drug use
Methamphetamine: Impact of ICE
Drug Addictions: trends and misuse
Custodial and forensic settings: programs and services
Addiction professional: support and training
Addictive disorders and attachment
Behavioural addictions: gaming, gambling, sex, online
Submissions due: 5th February, 2016
http://addictionaustralia.org.au/


Read – professional reading

Kelley, M. L., Bravo, A. J., Braitman, A. L., Lawless, A. K., & Lawrence, H. R. (2016). Behavioral couples treatment for substance use disorder: secondary effects on the reduction of risk for child abuse. Journal of substance abuse treatment, 62, 10-19.

http://www.journalofsubstanceabusetreatment.com/article/S0740-5472(15)00292-5/pdf

 Wilson, A. J., Bonevski, B., Dunlop, A., Shakeshaft, A., Tzelepis, F., Walsberger, S., Farrell, M., Kelly, P. J., and Guillaumier, A. (2016) ‘The lesser of two evils’: A qualitative study of staff and client experiences and beliefs about addressing tobacco in addiction treatment settings. Drug Alcohol Rev, 35: 92–101.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dar.12322/epdf 

 

Attend – informal learning sessions, journal club, seminar series

Ice training for frontline workers

This online package has been developed by NCETA and contains 7 modules.  You are able to sign up and log in, and the modules are self-paced
Topics covered include:
Information about crystal methamphetamine and its use and harms
How crystal methamphetamine use affects people and communities
Worker safety and preventing, managing and recovering from crystal methamphetamine-related critical incidents
Legal issues
Using crystal methamphetamine with alcohol and other drugs
Communicating with and supporting people who use crystal methamphetamine
Preventing and intervening in crystal methamphetamine use
Organisational responses to crystal methamphetamine.
https://nceta.androgogic.com.au/index.php

Understanding Drugs and Addiction

King’s College London is offering this free online course again this year.  The course explores how addiction develops and includes materials from some of the key experts in this field
Duration: 6 weeks – 4hr/wk
Enrol by: 7th March
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-drugs-and-addiction

Journal club (available to Healthy Options workers only)

Internal professional development session held in the Annerley boardroom and via Skype meeting.
February’s journal club will be presented by the library
Date: 23rd Feb, 12.30pm AEST

Listen – podcasts, webinars

Everyone is watching – podcast

Radio National’s “All in the mind” program. Joel Werner discusses with psychiatrist Dr Joel Gold the “Truman show delusion” and the impact of popular culture on mental health
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/the-truman-show/6740292

E-Mental Health in Practice

Readings, webinars and resources for allied health professionals about using e-mental health resources. Members of professional bodies can accrue CPD points for attendance  
Includes:
Decisional charts
Practice models
Navigating e-mental health online
The evidence behind e-mental health
Duration: Webinars are 30mins
http://www.emhprac.org.au/resources/allied-health-professionals/

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