You can add to the professional development post by commenting below or emailing the library.
Read – professional reading
Available from the library database
Fernández‐Calderón, F., Díaz‐Batanero, C., Barratt, M. J., & Palamar, J. J. (2018). Harm reduction strategies related to dosing and their relation to harms among festival attendees who use multiple drugs. Drug and Alcohol Review.
Graj, E., Sheen, J., Dudley, A., Sutherland‐Smith, W., & McGillivray, J. (2018). Enhancing student competency in risky clinical environments: Evaluating an online education program. Australian Psychologist.
Novak, P., Feder, K. A., Ali, M. M., & Chen, J. (2019). Behavioral health treatment utilization among individuals with co-occurring opioid use disorder and mental illness: Evidence from a national survey. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 98, 47-52.
Passetti, L. L., Godley, M. D., Greene, A. R., & White, W. L. (2019). The Volunteer Recovery Support for Adolescents (VRSA) experiment: Recruiting, retaining, training, and supervising volunteers to implement recovery monitoring and support services. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 98, 1.
Thomas, D. P., Davey, M. E., van der Sterren, A. E., Lyons, L., Hunt, J. M., & Bennet, P. T. (2019). Social networks and quitting in a national cohort of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers. Drug and Alcohol Review.
Open Access Articles
Charak, R., Villarreal, L., Schmitz, R. M., Hirai, M., & Ford, J. D. (2019). Patterns of childhood maltreatment and intimate partner violence, emotion dysregulation, and mental health symptoms among lesbian, gay, and bisexual emerging adults: a three-step latent class approach. Child Abuse & Neglect, 89, 99-110.
Coleman, C., Man, N. W. Y., Gilroy, J., & Madden, R. (2018). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disability prevalence: making sense of multiple estimates and definitions. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42(6), 562-566.
Crouse, J. J., Chitty, K. M., Iorfino, F., White, D., Nichles, A., Zmicerevska, N., … & Hickie, I. B. (2019). Exploring associations between early substance use and longitudinal socio-occupational functioning in young people engaged in a mental health service. PloS One, 14(1), e0210877.
Rush, B., & Urbanoski, K. (2019). Seven Core Principles of Substance Use Treatment System Design to Aid in Identifying Strengths, Gaps, and Required Enhancements. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Supplement, (s18), 9-21.
Open access online journal
PloS One: Open access peer-reviewed science research
Brings together leading researchers and clinicians to share skills and knowledge. Includes links to online portals, factsheets and manuals.
e-Book of the month
Greenfield, S. F. (2016). Treating Women with Substance Use Disorders : The Women’s Recovery Group Manual. New York: The Guilford Press.
Filling a crucial need, this manual presents the Women’s Recovery Group (WRG), an empirically supported treatment approach that emphasizes self-care and developing skills for relapse prevention and recovery. Grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy, the WRG is designed for a broad population of women with alcohol and drug use disorders, regardless of their specific substance of abuse, age, or co-occurring disorders. Step-by-step intervention guidelines are accompanied by 80 reproducible clinical tools, including participant handouts, session outlines, bulletin board materials, and more. The large-size format facilitates photocopying; purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
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:
12th March: Dovetail- Young people and drugs. 9:00-16:30 at Mt Isa
12th March: “AOD crash course” – introduction to working with people who use substances. 9:00-16:30
14th March: Micro-counselling skills and brief interventions. 8:30-16:30 at Townsville
26th March: Micro-counselling skills and brief interventions. 9:00-16:30
28th March: Micro-counselling skills and brief interventions. 9:00-16:30 at the Sunshine Coast
Online induction modules are a prerequisite to some of the courses. To access and download them, visit www.insightqld.org
Attend – conferences
- 2019 National Indigenous Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Conference September 25-27, 2018 Darwin NT
- 2019 Indigenous Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Conference September 25-27, 2019 Darwin NT
Costs from $650-1500. Register here
Write – presentations and papers
Get published in the Drug and Alcohol Review. Full details here
Listen – podcasts, webinars
A BIPOLAR, A SCHIZOPHRENIC, AND A PODCAST
is the first show by people with mental illness for people with mental illness. Hosted by Gabe Howard and Michelle Hammer, each episode looks at life through the unique lens of people living with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. New episodes every Monday on your favorite podcast player.
Insight Webinars are starting on 13th March and are held on Wednesdays at 10:00 (AEST). More details soon
Insight presentation recordings available now on YouTube
Assessed learning – short courses, certificates, diplomas, bachelors, post-grad
Insight QLD e-learning is a 6 module free online learning package:
- Big picture
- Understanding psychoactive drugs
- Micro-counselling skills
- AOD clinical assessment
- Motivational interviewing
- Relapse prevention and management
More details here