PD Blog: August

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Online resources

Read – professional reading

Available from the library database

Ahmadabadi, Z., Najman, J. M., Williams, G. M., Clavarino, A. M., d’Abbs, P., & Smirnov, A. (2019). Intimate partner violence in emerging adulthood and subsequent substance use disorders; Findings from a longitudinal study. Addiction114(7), 1264-1273.

Joe, G. W., Lehman, W. E., Rowan, G. A., Knight, K., & Flynn, P. M. (2019). The role of physical and psychological health problems in the drug use treatment process. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment102, 23-32.

Kurtz, S. P., Pagano, M. E., Buttram, M. E., & Ungar, M. (2019). Brief interventions for young adults who use drugs: The moderating effects of resilience and trauma. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment101, 18-24

Perales, F. (2018). The health and wellbeing of Australian lesbian, gay and bisexual people: a systematic assessment using a longitudinal national sample. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health43(3), 281-287.

Poon, A. W. C., & Lee, J. S. (2019). Carers of People with Mental Illness from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities. Australian Social Work, 72(3), 312-424.

Popova, S., Lange, S., Shield, K., Burd, L., & Rehm, J. (2019). Prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder among special subpopulations: a systematic review and meta‐analysis. Addiction, 114(7), 1150-1172.

Price-Robertson, R., Reupert, A., & Maybery, D. (2019). Online Peer Support Programs for Young People with a Parent Who has a Mental Illness: Service Providers’ Perspectives. Australian Social Work, 72(3), 274-286.

Sullivan, E. A., Kendall, S., Chang, S., Baldry, E., Zeki, R., Gilles, M., … & Cullen, P. (2019). Aboriginal mothers in prison in Australia: a study of social, emotional and physical wellbeing. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 43(3), 241-247


Open Access Articles

Baxter, D. G., Hilbrecht, M., & Wheaton, C. T. (2019). A mapping review of research on gambling harm in three regulatory environments. Harm reduction journal, 16(1), 12.

Ellingson, J. M., Corley, R., Hewitt, J. K., & Friedman, N. P. (2019). A prospective study of alcohol involvement and the dual‐systems model of adolescent risk‐taking during late adolescence and emerging adulthood. Addiction, 114(4), 653-661.

Flatau, P., Zaretzky, K., Crane, E., Carson, G., Steen, A., Thielking, M., & MacKenzie, D. (2019). The drivers of high health and justice costs among a cohort young homeless people in Australia. Housing Studies, 1-31.

Hefler, M., Kerrigan, V., Freeman, B., Boot, G. R., & Thomas, D. P. (2019). Using Facebook to reduce smoking among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: a participatory grounded action study. BMC public health, 19(1), 615.

Lee, M. R., Sankar, V., Hammer, A., Kennedy, W. G., Barb, J. J., McQueen, P. G., & Leggio, L. (2019). Using Machine Learning to Classify Individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder Based on Treatment Seeking Status. Available at SSRN 3362447.


e-book of the month

Strosahl, K. D., Gustavsson, T., & Robinson, P. J. (2015). Inside This Moment : A Clinician’s Guide to Promoting Radical Change Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Oakland, CA: Context Press.

‘A practical guide that presents a user-friendly approach to helping patients enact radical change and acceptance through mindfulness in their personal lives.’—Family Medicine In this breakthrough book, cofounder of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Kirk Strosahl and two fellow ACT psychologists offer a brief, five-stage model to help you recognize, assess, and take advantage of the subtle shifts of awareness that occur during therapy to achieve the most effective intervention and successful treatment outcomes. In therapy, it is essential for both clinicians and their clients to pay attention to each moment in-session as an opportunity to create change. In addition, clients must be willing to experience pain in the present moment in order to make lasting change and begin to live according to their values. But staying in the moment is harder than it sounds. Inside This Moment offers a powerful skill set for learning to live in the now—even when it hurts. To help you and your client make the most of your time in treatment sessions, this book includes clinical examples of working with clients via self-related processes, and offers tips for what to do when faced with certain non-verbal and verbal client behaviors, such as: looking away or down; body positioning; respiration rate; giving general answers to specific questions; changing the topic; forgetting what was asked; repeating oneself over and over; changes in rate of speech; voice volume. You’ll learn that you don’t need to go looking for radical change opportunities—but rather that the opportunities are transpiring right in front of you. This book will allow you to relax and trust in the power of the ‘now’ in your therapy sessions.


Free to download for all HOA staff from the library catalogue on work computers

Attend – informal learning sessions, seminar series

Insight Queensland

Free training sessions in Queensland

Introduction to withdrawal management

The aim of the course is to develop basic knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of withdrawal for people who are dependent on alcohol and other drugs as outlined in the Queensland Alcohol and Drug Withdrawal Clinical Practice Guidelines.

21/08/2019, Caboolture

Listen – podcasts, webinars

Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong: What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem.

Get up mum is a series of podcasts about growing up with a parent with a mental illness.

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