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May e-book of the month

The Wiley Handbook of Anxiety Disorders by Emmelcamp, P.M.G. & Ehring, T. (2014)

This is a comprehensive book which provides an overview of management and classification of anxiety disorders. It is well organised and spilt into sections covering:

  • Classification
  • Etiology
  • Specific disorders
  • Special populations
  • Prevention
  • Clinical assesment
  • Treatment
  • Clinical management of specific disorders
  • Clinical management of comorbidity
  • Approaches to improve effectiveness
  • Agenda for future research

It’s a book that can be dipped in and out of as needed or be read as a whole to provide the reader with a solid background on anxiety and its treatment and management.

This e-book is available free to access for Healthy Options staff and volunteers from the library using the organisation’s computers.


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May PD

You can add to the professional development post by commenting below or emailing the library.

Read – professional reading

Available from the library database

Hepner, K. A., Watkins, K. E., Farmer, C. M., Rubenstein, L., Pedersen, E. R., & Pincus, H. A. (2017). Quality of care measures for the management of unhealthy alcohol use. Journal Of Substance Abuse Treatment, 76(1), 11-17.

Skelton, E., Tzelepis, F., Shakeshaft, A., Guillaumier, A., Dunlop, A., McCrabb, S., & … Bonevski, B. (2017). Smoking cessation care provision in Australian alcohol and other drug treatment services: A cross-sectional survey of staff self-reported practices. Journal Of Substance Abuse Treatment, 77(1), 101-106.

Sowislo, J. F., Gonet-Wirz, F., Borgwardt, S., Lang, U. E., & Huber, C. G. (2017). Perceived Dangerousness as Related to Psychiatric Symptoms and Psychiatric Service Use – a Vignette Based Representative Population Survey. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 45716.

Verissimo, A. O., & Grella, C. E. (2017). Influence of gender and race/ethnicity on perceived barriers to help-seeking for alcohol or drug problems. Journal Of Substance Abuse Treatment, 75(1), 54-61.

 

Open Access Articles

Open access online journal

Social Sciences

Open access textbooks

Open textbook library

Useful resource

UNODC: Guidance for community-based treatment and care services for people affected by drug use and dependence

e-Book of the month

The Wiley Handbook of Anxiety Disorders by P Emmelkamp

Free to download for all HOA staff from the library catalogue on work computers

Attend – informal learning sessions, journal club, seminar series

Insight Queensland

Free training sessions at Biala Community Health Centre in Brisbane, unless otherwise specified including:

Online induction modules are a prerequisite to some of the courses. To access and download them visit www.insightqld.org

Family inclusive practice in AOD: 09:00-16:30

Ipswich 02/06/2017, Logan 06/06/2017, Sunshine Coast, 08/08/2017, Brisbane 13/06/2017, Cairns 27/06/17

Toowoomba TBC

Introduction to AOD withdrawal for allied health workers

Brisbane 9am, 06/06/2017

Sensory approaches for AOD practice

Brisbane 9am, 15/06/2017

For more information and to register for any of these courses click  here

Aboriginal People and Strength Based Practices Within a Drug and Alcohol Setting

June 14 in Sydney

This workshop, hosted by the Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (NADA) is intended for people working in the alcohol and other drug sector (AOD) who have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

This workshop is a follow-up workshop for people who have already completed the Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Workshop.

Upon completion, participants will have a greater understanding of:

  • traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practices and AOD
  • the role of alcohol in Australia since colonisation
  • current statistics around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and AOD
  • impacts of alcohol consumption on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • effects of high risk consumption of alcohol
  • effects of illicit drug use and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • why some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people drink and/or take drugs
  • the media and public perceptions.

The workshop will use practical strategies and skills, such as case studies, action plans and tools and resources.

The workshop is free of charge to NADA members.

Register here

Journal club (available to Healthy Options workers only) Internal professional development session held in the Annerley boardroom and via Skype meeting. Date: TBC

Attend – conferences 

International Indigenous Alcohol and Drug Misuse Conference

Mercure Hotel Brisbane 21-23 August 2017

Cost from $850 pp

For more details and to register click here

Listen – podcasts, webinars

Insight Queensland have released the timetable for their free weekly webinars. They are on Wednesday from 10-11:00 Queensland time and can be accessed here.

June 7- A little less conversation, a little more action: Discover how clients have benefitted from sensory approaches in the treatment of substance misuse

NHRMC Centre for Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use have a series of webinars available to watch anytime on their Vimeo channel

Assessed learning – short courses, certificates, diplomas, bachelors, post-grad

The addicted brain

This is a free online course which runs over 7 weeks and estimates at 3-4 hours work a week. This is a course about addiction to drugs and other behaviors. It will describe what happens in the brain and how this information helps us deal with and overcome addiction. It will also discuss other topics such as government policy and our vulnerability to take drugs.

Starts 15/05/2017

For more details and to register click here


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Book of the month: March

We’ve decided to run a book of the month club in order to highlight our e-book collection. All the books featured are available to download and read on HOA computers from our library catalogue. If you’re having trouble accessing them please contact your librarian for assistance. To make it more like a real book club we would love comments on this post when you’ve read it or suggestions for future featured titles. This month’s book is a nice short one of 50 pages to ease you in gently:

Parental drug and alcohol use: resilience and transition amongst young people by Angus Bancroft et al (2004)

This is a short snappy book that examines the effects on children of growing up with parents or carers who misuse alcohol or other drugs from their perspective as young adults. It includes several narratives from the young people, which made it an interesting and insightful read. It also includes background material throughout the book written by the authors, which is easy to read and digest. The book concludes with a discussion which succinctly summarises the contents. It was interesting to note how diverse the narratives were whilst still maintaining a similar underlying thread. It was a very moving read, made more so by how optimistic many of the subjects remained despite their childhoods.