March PD

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

Read – professional reading

Available from the library database.

Chiou, W., & Wu, W. (2017). Episodic future thinking involving the nonsmoking self can induce lower discounting and cigarette consumption. Journal Of Studies On Alcohol And Drugs, 78(1), 106-112.

Gilchrist, E. A., Ireland, L., Forsyth, A., Godwin, J., & Laxton, T. (2017). Alcohol use, alcohol‐related aggression and intimate partner abuse: A cross‐sectional survey of convicted versus general population men in Scotland. Drug And Alcohol Review, 36(1), 20-23.

Knight, A., Shakeshaft, A., Havard, A., Maple, M., Foley, C., & Shakeshaft, B. (2017). The quality and effectiveness of interventions that target multiple risk factors among young people: a systematic review. Australian And New Zealand Journal Of Public Health, 41(1), 54-60.

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.

Open Access

Frei, M.Y., Wodak, A.d. (2017). Beyond ice: rethinking Australia’s approach to illicit drugs. Medical Journal of Australia. doi:10.5694/mja16.00108

Open access online journal

Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation

Write – presentations and papers


Call for Abstracts!

The 2017 Committee are excited to announce the call for abstracts for the 38th National Conference of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT).  The conference is to take place from Thursday 26 October – Saturday 28 October, at the Crown Plaza Coogee Beach Hotel, Coogee, Sydney, NSW. ‘Innovations in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies across the Lifespan’ is this year’s conference theme.  Extending the very best traditions of previous Conferences, we plan to represent the cutting edge of evidence-based practice and science in both cognitive and behavioural therapies, as well as third wave approaches.  We are particularly pleased to offer exciting invited speakers with expertise across the lifespan from children to older adults


Attend – informal learning sessions, journal club, seminar series

Insight Queensland

Free training sessions at Biala Community Health Centre, 270 Roma, Street, Brisbane:

AOD Clinical Assessment: This interactive workshop introduces participants to clinical assessment for alcohol and other drug problems.

18/04/2017, 09:00-16:00

Quitting Cannabis, 1-6 Sessions: This workshop was developed by the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC). It is specifically designed for clinicians who treat people experiencing problematic cannabis use. The workshop covers a comprehensive, evidence-based intervention which the clinician may deliver over 1 – 6 sessions.

27/04/2017, 09:00-15:00

For more details and to register, click here

QCOSS: NDIS Workforce Forum

Metro Hotel Ipswich International Karalee Room 43 South Street, Ipswich
Cost: Free
Date: 05/04/2017, 10:00-14:00
This forum will bring a broad range of key stakeholders together to hear, explore and share insights and strategies to ensure that the Ipswich NDIS region (Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset LGAs) has the right NDIS workforce, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time to resource the full implementation of the NDIS.
For more details and to register click 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 

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

National Comorbidity Guidelines: An evidence-based resource for drug and alcohol workers.

This free webinar is offered by the NHRMC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use.

Date: 27/04/2017, 11:00.

For more details and to register click here

Previous webinars can be accessed on their Vimeo channel

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. Please note their are none on 5th and 12th April:

19/04/2017, Surviving your child’s cannabis dependence

26/04/2017, Managing aggression in the work environment

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

Confronting Gender Based Violence: Global Lessons for Healthcare Workers

This course introduces participants from the healthcare sector to gender based violence (GBV), including global epidemiology of GBV; health outcomes; seminal research; and clinical best practices for GBV prevention, support, and management. It is a free online course over 4 weeks and is suitable for community health workers, social workers and counsellors. It is run by John Hopkins University and starts on 10/04/2017.

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