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Read – professional reading
Available from the library database
Geerlings, L. R., Thompson, C. L., Bouma, R., & Hawkins, R. (2018). Cultural Competence in Clinical Psychology Training: A Qualitative Investigation of Student and Academic Experiences. Australian Psychologist, 53(2), 161-170.
Massey, S. H., Newmark, R. L., & Wakschlag, L. S. (2018). Explicating the role of empathic processes in substance use disorders: A conceptual framework and research agenda. Drug And Alcohol Review, 37(3), 316-332.
Rychert, M., Wilkins, C., Parker, K., & Witten, K. (2018). Are government‐approved products containing new psychoactive substances perceived to be safer and more socially acceptable than alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs? Findings from a survey of police arrestees in New Zealand. Drug And Alcohol Review, 37(3), 406-413.
Torgerson, C. N., Love, H. A., & Vennum, A. (2018). The buffering effect of belonging on the negative association of childhood trauma with adult mental health and risky alcohol use. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 88, 44-50.
Wendt, D. C., & Gone, J. P. (2018). Complexities with group therapy facilitation in substance use disorder specialty treatment settings. Journal Of Substance Abuse Treatment, 88(1), 9-17.
Open Access Articles
Dembo, R., Faber, J., Cristiano, J., Wareham, J., Krupa, J. M., Schmeidler, J., & Terminello, A. (2018). Family Problems, Mental Health and Trauma Experiences of Justice-Involved Youth. Medical Research Archives, 6(1).
Maremmani, A. G., Maiello, M., Carbone, M. G., Pallucchini, A., Brizzi, F., Belcari, I., … & Maremmani, I. (2018). Towards a psychopathology specific to Substance Use Disorder: Should emotional responses to life events be included?. Comprehensive psychiatry, 80, 132-139.
Olney, S. (2018). Should Love Conquer Evidence in Policy‐Making? Challenges in Implementing Random Drug‐Testing of Welfare Recipients in Australia. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 77(1), 114-119.
Rossen, I., Pettigrew, S., Jongenelis, M., Stafford, J., Wakefield, M., and Chikritzhs, T. (2017). Evidence on the nature and extent of alcohol promotion and the consequences for young people’s alcohol consumption. Report prepared for the Mental Health Commission by the WA Cancer Prevention Research Unit, Curtin University School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Perth, Western Australia.
Open access online journal
NADA Advocate: published 4 times a years raises issues in the NSW non-government AOD sector
Open access textbooks
Lawrence, R.J. (2016). Professional Social Work in Australia
Produced by NADA and intended for the AOD sector, this resource provides best practice guidelines on the use of language to empower clients.
Researchers from UNSW and Macquarie University developed the inroads program for young adults with concerns about their anxiety and drinking.
Over five online modules, the program will help the participant develop new skills to encourage them to think about their use of alcohol and overcome anxiety. They will be encouraged to set goals and stick to their choices. The modules are completed weekly and they will also receive phone/ email support from an experienced psychologist (copied from Inroads website)
A joint publication of the collaborative network of alcohol and other drug research centres; National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW; National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) at Curtin University; and National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) at Flinders University
A monthly newsletter about drug abuse research. Articles this month include:
e-Book of the month
Karter, E. (2013). Women and Problem Gambling : Therapeutic Insights Into Understanding Addiction and Treatment. New York: Routledge.
Addiction is much misunderstood. Women and addictive gambling even more so, and for many years women have suffered in silence. This book explores how lonely, troubled lives and damaging relationships lead to the trap of problem gambling, the anxiety and chaos whilst locked inside, and then offers realistic hope of a way out. With the significant increase in women gambling problematically, Women and Problem Gambling aims to answer the often asked question who is to blame. The text covers: the role of the gambling industry the role of society women’s relationships with others and themselves what hitting rock bottom truly is. Case studies illustrate how gambling begins as harmless escapism and how stressful and sometimes painful lives, combined with spiralling debts, lead to desperation to avoid thoughts, feelings and the reality of life in chaos. Women can, and do, stop gambling, and the author shares anecdotes from patients, and discusses therapeutic models and practical strategies to demonstrate how this is possible. Women and Problem Gambling is based on the author’s research and theories developed throughout her extensive practice. The insights will be of value to anyone wanting to understand or work with problem gambling in women; from a woman with a problem herself, thorough to family, friends and any healthcare professionals or therapists involved in her care and treatment. (Description from EBSCO)
Free to download for all HOA staff from the library catalogue on work computers
Attend – informal learning sessions, journal club, seminar series
Free training sessions at Biala Community Health Centre in Brisbane, unless otherwise specified including:
- 1 May, 9:00-16:30: Family interviews- towards therapeutic outcomes
- 3 May, 9:00-16:30: Micro-counselling skills & brief interventions
- 4 May, 8:30-16:o0 at Townsville: Introduction to motivational interviewing
- 10 & 11 May, 9:00-16:00: Culturally secure AOD practice featuring IRIS (2 day)
- 15 May, 9:00-16:30: Family inclusive practice in AOD treatment
- 17 May, 9:00-16:30: Introduction to motivational interviewing
- 22 May, 9:00-16:30 at Rockhampton: AOD crash course- one day introduction to AOD
- 23 May, 9:00-16:30 at Rockhampton: Family inclusive practice in AOD treatment
- 28 May, 9:00-16:30: Through our eyes- linking narrative therapy to SEWB practice
- 31 May & 7 June, 9:00-13:00: An introduction to mindfulness in AOD (2 day)
More information and to register here
Online induction modules are a prerequisite to some of the courses. To access and download them visit http://www.insightqld.org/
Attend – conferences
1-2 September, Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre
Hosted by North Queensland Primary Health Network, this conference will bring together professionals from many streams to discuss ways to work together to improve services and outcomes
The Walk on the Wild Side (WOWS) Symposium is a one day annual convention held for people working in the AOD sector
11 May 2018, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
Write – presentations and papers
Research findings and innovative new ideas which can inform policy, directly influence practice, inspire future research, health reform and add to the Primary Health Care (PHC) evidence base. As a contribution to fostering this impact, the Call for Abstracts asks authors to consider the contribution their work makes to policy, practice and/or research.
You can submit an abstract for the following:
• 15 minute concurrent poster presentation (10 minute presentation/5 minute Q&A)
• 20 minute concurrent plenary session
The Program Committee invites authors to submit abstracts for presentation within the program of MyPHN 2018. Submissions are sought for oral and poster presentations and can be made via the Abstract Submission Portal.
All abstracts must follow the abstract template and be submitted online by 14 June 2018. Please note that the closing date for abstract submissions will not be extended. (copied from MyPHN)
Listen – podcasts, webinars
All at 10:00 AEST
- 2 May: Harm reduction strategies for cannabis
- 9 May: Engaging Maori and Pacific Islander Families
- 16 May: Screening for problem gambling in AOD and mental health
- 23 May: Cognitive processes that increase vulnerability to addictive behaviour (and how to retrain them)
- 30 May: The Queensland Drug Alcohol Court- Version 2.0
Insight presentation recordings available now on YouTube
Assessed learning – short courses, certificates, diplomas, bachelors, post-grad
This is a self-paced online course (registration with IRETA required but is free) about the use of technology throughout the continuum of care for patients with addiction. The five sections will introduce you to five different electronic tools that can be used in prevention, treatment, and aftercare.
Through this training, discover new ways to screen for drug and alcohol use, learn how technology can support cognitive behavioural therapy, and become familiar with other relevant substance use research. (copied from IRETA website)
National comorbidity guidelines free online training and website
The training program consists of 10 training modules that can be completed in any order. Registrants can choose which modules to engage in based on interest and experience. Those wishing to receive a certificate of completion must complete all modules (in any order) and successfully complete all quizzes.
At the end of each module, registrants will be presented with a quiz. All questions must be answered correctly before the module is completed, but there is no limit to how many times the quiz can be taken. Incorrect answers will refer participants to relevant sections of the Guidelines website.
At the completion of all modules, training participants will receive a certificate of completion