February PD

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

Read – professional reading

Available from the library database

Crossin, R., Cairney, S., Lawrence, A. J., & Duncan, J. R. (2017). Adolescent inhalant abuse leads to other drug use and impaired growth; implications for diagnosis. Australian And New Zealand Journal Of Public Health, 41(1), 99-104.

Madruga, C. S., Viana, M. C., Abdalla, R. R., Caetano, R., & Laranjeira, R. (2017). Pathways from witnessing parental violence during childhood to involvement in intimate partner violence in adult life: The roles of depression and substance use. Drug And Alcohol Review, 36(1), 107-114.

Thompson, K., Davis-MacNevin, P., Teehan, M., & Stewart, S. (2017). The Association Between Secondhand Harms From Alcohol and Mental Health Outcomes Among Postsecondary Students. Journal Of Studies On Alcohol And Drugs, 78(1), 70-78.

Witkiewitz, K., Roos, C. R., Pearson, M. R., Hallgren, K. A., Maisto, S. A., Kirouac, M., & … Heather, N. (2017). How Much Is Too Much? Patterns of Drinking During Alcohol Treatment and Associations With Post-Treatment Outcomes Across Three Alcohol Clinical Trials. Journal Of Studies On Alcohol And Drugs, 78(1), 59-69.

Open Access Available from Google Scholar

Open access online journal

Anex Bulletin: Australia’s online news magazine for those who work with people who inject drugs

Write – presentations and papers

The Australian Winter School are looking for speakers to present on a range of topics under their three breakout streams: Harm reduction; Prevention; Treatment. If you have exciting research, fantastic outcomes or ground-breaking new initiatives in AOD, they invite you to make a submission! Closing 28 February 2017.

Conference will be held in Brisbane on 27 and 28 July and registration to attend opens in March.

Click here for more details

Attend – informal learning sessions, journal club, seminar series

Insight Queensland

Free training sessions at Biala Community Health Centre in Brisbane including:

Culturally secure AOD practice: 09/03/2017

Crystal clear: responding to methamphetamine use: 16/03/2017

Understanding psychoactive drugs: 28/03/2017

Family inclusive practice in AOD treatment: 30/03/2017

Click here for details

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 

Australian  and New Zealand Addiction Conference, 15-17 May 2017,

Mantra on View Hotel, Gold Coast.

Topics include:

Trauma informed counselling; navigating the system; training and support of AOD workers; issues within rural and remote communities; the lived experience and their supporters; emerging trends; cultural safety and sensitivity when working with specific population groups.

Cost from $590-$990

More details available 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.

8/03/2017, The top 12 things in AOD in 2017

15/03/2017, Neuroscience and motivation within mental health and alcohol and drug contexts

22/03/2017, Natural recovery with cannabis use and psychosis

29/03/2017, Steroid and body image drug use indicators for Australian young men

Positive Choices

22/03/2017, 14:30-15:30 QLD time -Preventure: Personality targeted interventions for prevention -the preventure program.

This webinar will provide attendees with information about personality targeted drug prevention in schools and introduce attendees to the Preventure program. Free online webinar. Register here https://positivechoices.org.au/teachers/webinar-personality-targeted-prevention

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

Learning how to learn online.

Learn how online education differs from traditional classrooms while you explore and develop your own personal strategies for online learning success. You will be guided through an interactive investigation and self-reflection process to help you determine your learning preferences and create your own personal strategy for successful online learning. We will address common misconceptions, frustrations and fears about online learning and introduce techniques to help overcome such obstacles. Various models of online courses will be explored as well as the concept of a “personal learning space”.

Starts 05/03/2017 for 5 weeks and will require 2 hours per week.

Free online course, enrol here


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