You can add to the professional development post by commenting below or emailing the library.
National Rural Health Alliance: This site provides access to resources such as factsheets to support rural health
Read – professional reading
Available from the library database
Hyder, S., Coomber, K., Pennay, A., Droste, N., Curtis, A., Mayshak, R., & … Miller, P. G. (2018). Correlates of verbal and physical aggression among patrons of licensed venues in Australia. Drug And Alcohol Review, 37(1), 6-13.
Skerrett, D. M., Gibson, M., Darwin, L., Lewis, S., Rallah, R., & De Leo, D. (2018). Closing the Gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Suicide: A Social–Emotional Wellbeing Service Innovation Project. Australian Psychologist, 53(1), 13-22.
Tomyn, A. J., & Weinberg, M. K. (2018). Resilience and Subjective Wellbeing: A Psychometric Evaluation in Young Australian Adults. Australian Psychologist, 53(1), 68-76.
Vo, H. T., Burgower, R., Rozenberg, I., & Fishman, M. (2018). Home-based delivery of XR-NTX in youth with opioid addiction. Journal Of Substance Abuse Treatment, 85(1), 84-89.
Yuke, K., Ford, P., Foley, W., Mutch, A., Fitzgerald, L., & Gartner, C. (2018). Australian urban Indigenous smokers’ perspectives on nicotine products and tobacco harm reduction. Drug And Alcohol Review, 37(1), 87-96.
Open Access Articles
- Areba, E. M., Eisenberg, M. E., & McMorris, B. J. (2018). Relationships between family structure, adolescent health status and substance use: Does ethnicity matter?. Journal of Community Psychology, 46(1), 44-57.
- Drescher, C. F., Lopez, E. J., Griffin, J. A., Toomey, T. M., Eldridge, E. D., & Stepleman, L. M. (2018). Mental Health Correlates of Cigarette Use in LGBT Individuals in the Southeastern United States. Substance Use & Misuse, 1-10.
- Firth, J., Torous, J., Nicholas, J., Carney, R., Pratap, A., Rosenbaum, S., & Sarris, J. (2017). The efficacy of smartphone‐based mental health interventions for depressive symptoms: a meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials. World Psychiatry, 16(3), 287–298. http://doi.org/10.1002/wps.20472
- Fisher, D. G., Wadds, P., & Clancey, G. (2018). The patchwork of alcohol-free zones and alcohol-prohibited areas in New South Wales (Australia). Safer Communities.
Open access online journal
World Psychiatry: the official journal of the World Psychiatric Association
Open access textbook
This book offers a clinical guide that brings together a broad range of brief interventions and their applications in treating psychosis. It describes two core approaches that can narrow the current, substantial gap between the need for psychotherapeutic interventions for all individuals suffering from psychosis, and the limited mental health resources available.The first approach involves utilizing the standard therapeutic modalities in the context of routine clinical interactions after adapting them into brief and effective formats. To that end, the book brings in experts on various psychotherapeutic modalities, who discuss how their particular modality could be adapted to more effectively fit into the existing system of care delivery.The second approach, addressed in detail, is to extend the availability of these brief interventions by utilizing the circle of providers as well as the social circle of the clients so that these interventions can be provided in a coordinated and complementary manner by psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, case managers, peer support specialists and other providers on the one hand, and by family members, friends, social and religious institutions on the other.
e-Book of the month
Fall, K. A., & Howard, S. (2017). Alternatives to Domestic Violence : A Homework Manual for Battering Intervention Groups. New York, NY: Routledge.
This is an interactive treatment workbook designed for use with a wide variety of accepted curricula for domestic violence intervention programs. This new edition adds and revises the exercises and stories in every chapter, covering important topics such as respect and accountability, maintaining positive relationships, good communication, parenting, substance abuse, digital abuse, and sexuality. Chapters on parenting, substance abuse, and religion have also been heavily revised based on current literature and group member feedback. The chapters provide a comprehensive collection of vital topics, including topics rarely addressed in other curricula, and exercises help the group members learn new strategies for leading a life of cooperation and shared power. Continuing the tradition of past editions, this edition not only focuses on the content of a good BIPP curriculum, but it also stresses the group process elements that form the backbone of any quality approach.
(copied from EBSCO database)
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:
March 1-2: Cullturally secure AOD practice- featruring IRIS
March 2: Understanding psychoactive drugs (Townsville)
March 13: AOD crash course
March 15: Understanding psychoactive drugs
March 15: The problem gambling severity index (PGSI)
March 23: AOD clinical assessment
March 26: Young people and drugs
March 29: Harm reduction 101
More details and registration here
Online induction modules are a prerequisite to some of the courses. To access and download them visit www.insightqld.org
Turning Point seminars are online on their YouTube channel including:
Youth, moral panics and chemical cultures: a series of 4 short videos
Journal club TBA and will be on SKYPE
Attend – conferences
- Explore the current landscape in which we live and work, uncover the big issues and identify the stories that are dividing our community.
- Develop an understanding of the evidence base for change and the current state of play from which we can move forward.
- Explore reforms currently underway. Challenge your beliefs and attitudes and understand how these shape our actions and influence reform directions.
- Hear from communities who have taken action, told a different story and have had success. How did they do it? What have they learned? Is this something we can all affect?
- Learn from opinion leaders from different backgrounds and sectors who will discuss their experiences and how we can change how we think and tell our stories for the betterment of everyone.
- Leave with an appetite and a recipe for action to take us closer to our desired future.
Listen – podcasts, webinars
Free webinars on Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 (AEST).
- March 7: AOD ‘our way’
- March 14: Alcohol meets dementia- sorting through the maze
- March 21: Codeine rescheduling: All you need to know but were too afraid to ask!
- March 28: Treatment within corrections
Access at www.insight.qld.edu.au and enter participant code: 52365378
More details here
Australian and Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre have a selection of webinars including:
Assessed learning – short courses, certificates, diplomas, bachelors, post-grad
4 Day Intensive CBT Masterclass for AOD Professionals
Where: Melbourne, 17-20 April 2018, $990-1390
This course has been developed especially for alcohol and other drug professionals who want to build and strengthen the core CBT clinical skills that are the foundation for all best practice CBT protocols from traditional CBT to newer cognitive therapy models like the mindfulness-based therapies.
- Get back to basics and understand exactly what makes CBT tick
- Learn the why not just the how so you can apply core skills to any CBT type
- Unlock the art and science of your practice to take it to the next level
Our unique interactive self-practice approach means you will really experience CBT from the inside, creating a deep understanding of how it works. Cognitive behaviour therapy is an umbrella term that includes a number of solution oriented therapies focusing on self-reflection, problem solving and learning skills that can be applied across situations:
- Cognitive Therapy
- Relapse Prevention
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Compassion Focused Therapy
Find out how to use the core skills of CBT to drive change whatever model you use. Our focus is understanding and experiencing the drivers of change in CBT that underlie all CBT models. Book here