PD Blog: April

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Online resources

Read – professional reading

Available from the library database

Bucich, M., & MacCann, C. (2019). Emotional intelligence research in Australia: Past contributions and future directions. Australian Journal of Psychology, 71(1), 59–67.

Defoe, I. N., Khurana, A., Betancourt, L. M., Hurt, H., & Romer, D. (2019). Disentangling longitudinal relations between youth cannabis use, peer cannabis use, and conduct problems: developmental cascading links to cannabis use disorder. Addiction, 114(3), 485–493.

Hunt, G., Antin, T., Sanders, E., & Sisneros, M. (2019). Queer youth, intoxication and queer drinking spaces. Journal of Youth Studies, 22(3), 380–400.

Pocuca, N., Hides, L., Quinn, C. A., White, M. J., Mewton, L., Newton, N. C., … McBride, N. (2019). The interactive effects of perceived peer drinking and personality profiles on adolescent drinking: a prospective cohort study. Addiction, 114(3), 450–461

Rettie, H. C., Hogan, L. M. and Cox, W. M. (2019), The Recovery Strengths Questionnaire for alcohol and drug use disorders. Drug Alcohol Rev., 38: 209-215.

Young, C., Craig, J. C., Clapham, K., Banks, S., & Williamson, A. (2019). The prevalence and protective factors for resilience in adolescent Aboriginal Australians living in urban areas: a cross‐sectional study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 43(1), 8–14.O

Open Access Articles

Kerr‐Gaffney, J., Harrison, A., & Tchanturia, K. (2019). Eye‐tracking research in eating disorders: A systematic review. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 52(1), 3-27.

Manning, R. M., & Greenwood, R. M. (2019). Recovery in homelessness: The influence of choice and mastery on physical health, psychiatric symptoms, alcohol and drug use, and community integration. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.

Mond, J., Skromanis, S., Purton, T., Cooling, N., Fan, F., Harris, K., … & Rodgers, B. (2019). Gambling Behaviour, Problem Gambling and Reasons for Gambling Among International Students in Tasmania, Australia. Journal of Gambling Studies, 1-16.

Mukherjee, R. A., Cook, P. A., Norgate, S. H., & Price, A. D. (2019). Neurodevelopmental outcomes in individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) with and without exposure to neglect: clinical cohort data from a national FASD diagnostic clinic. Alcohol, 76, 23-28.

Useful resources

National Directory of AOD Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Mobile App

Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (2018). AODconnect: a national directory of alcohol and other drug treatment services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people [mobile app]. Retrieved from: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/aodconnect-national-directory/id973410309?mt=8

AODconnect is a national directory of alcohol and other drug treatment services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The app is intended for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers, community members or any health professional working in the AOD sector looking for a culturally appropriate service.

The app allows you to find a service by state, territory and/or region through an interactive map of Australia or by alphabetical listing. Services can also be filtered by the type of treatment they provide: counselling and referral, harm reduction and support groups, outreach, mobile patrols and sobering up shelters, residential rehab, withdrawal management, and young people.

The app is available on iOS and Android devices.

AODconnect is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and managed by the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet.

Staying Safe at Events Leaflet

Produced by the Australian Drug Foundation. Free to download here

e-Book of the month

Siegel, D. J., & Bryson, T. P. (2015). The Whole-Brain Child Workbook : Practical Exercises, Worksheets and Activities to Nurture Developing Minds. Ashland: PESI Publishing & Media

A personalised workbook to help you deepen, reflect on, and apply whole-brain principles. Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson speak to audiences all over the world about their immensely popular best-sellers, the whole-brain child and no-drama discipline. The message Dan and Tina continually receive from their audiences, whether live or virtual, is that people are hungry for the opportunity to take the whole-brain ideas and go deeper with them. Thanks to this new workbook, they now can. The Whole-Brain Child Workbook has a unique, interactive approach that allows readers not only to think more deeply about how the ideas fit their own parenting approach, but also develop specific and practical ways to implement the concepts—-and bring them to life for themselves and for their children. Dozens of clear, practical and age-specific exercises and activities. Applications for clinicians, parents, educators, grandparents and care-givers!

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:

Crystal Clear: Responding to Methamphetamine Use – Brisbane, 2/04/2019, 09:00-13:00

Dovetail – Young People and Drugs – Brisbane, 4/04/2019, 09:00-16:30

Trauma Informed Care for AOD Practice – Gold Coast,
4/04/2019, 09:00-16:30

AOD Clinical Assessment – Townsville, 12/04/2019, 08:30-16:00.
Prerequisite: Online Induction Material – Module 4 

Understanding Psychoactive Drugs – Gympie, 29/04/2019, 09:00-16:30.
Prerequisite: eLearning – Induction – Module 2 –  Understanding Psychoactive Drugs

AOD in Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond – Brisbane, 29/04/2019, 09:00-13:00

Introduction to Withdrawal Management – Brisbane, 30/04/2019, 09:00-16:30

Family Inclusive Practice in AOD Treatment – Roma,
30/04/2019, 09:00-16:30

Micro-counselling Skills and Brief Interventions – Gympie,
30/04/2019, 09:00-16:30

Online induction modules are a prerequisite to some of the courses. To access and download them, visit www.insight.qld.edu.au

Attend – conferences 

The 5th Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference will be held at the Sea World Resort Conference Centre, Gold Coast on Monday 13 – Wednesday 15 May 2019.  The conference is an initiative of the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association Inc, a non-government, not for profit organisation.

This annual conference offers a two day educational program of speakers and a half day of workshops, and the 2019 program will incorporate nine keynote speakers, over 50 concurrent presenters and six workshops. Visit the conference website here

Write – presentations and papers

WOWS12 is a one-day symposium for health professionals examining substance use and society. This year’s theme is “Obstacle or Opportunity” and the event is being held on Friday 10th May at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Education Centre.


Abstracts will be oral presentations, designed to be short and snappy and strictly no longer than five minutes, with the winning presentation receiving an espresso coffee machine for their workplace.  Abstracts should be no more than 250 words maximum and should address the purpose of the study or project, a brief description of the methods of the study or how the project was conducted, a summary of results and a statement of conclusions.  Email your abstracts or ask us a question here! Submissions close Monday 1st April 2019.

The 40th AACBT National Conference is being held in Adelaide on 24-26 Oct 2019.



AACBT has always celebrated advances in cognitive and behavioural therapies and evidence-based practice. We now find ourselves in a new era of clinical science, discipline diversity and comorbid mental health profiles. 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.

They invite you to consider presenting your work at this high profile national forum.

They are accepting abstracts for symposiums, open oral papers and posters (including rapid oral poster presentations).

Listen – podcasts, webinars

The “On Being” podcast hosted by Krista Tippett caught up with Bessel Van Der Kolk back in 2017, and we think it’s worth revising.  In the podcast, Bessel discussed his work in the trauma field and how trauma lodges in the body. Bessel talks about how he ended up working in the space of trauma and explores how to work effectively with clients who have had traumatic experiences, particularly at the hands of their caregivers. Bessel highlights the social context in which the trauma occurs is crucial. Bessel makes the links between those who have experienced trauma and why they might go on to use substances.

Bessel discusses how trauma lodges in the body and how interventions are useful when we target working with the body such as yoga, through increasing heart rate variability, rolfing (deep tissue work) and other body techniques such as Feldenkrais method and craniosacral therapy.

To listen to the full podcast: “How Trauma Lodges in The Body” click here.

And if you are interested in learning more about trauma and want to catch Bessel in real life, he will be holding a two-day workshop on 1 and 2 April, 2019 in Brisbane. To find out more or register click here.

(copied from Dovetail)

Insight Webinars

Queensland Alcohol and other Drugs Treatment and Harm Reduction Outcomes Framework – Official launch! 13/03/2019, 10:00-11:00

Trauma Informed Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients. 20/03/2019, 10:00-11:00

What’s the latest for young people in AOD treatment? 27/03/2019, 10:00-11:00

Recreational Nitrous Oxide Use: The Revisited Global Buzz. 3/04/2019, 10:00-11:00

Insight presentation recordings available now on YouTube

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