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Register for online workshop 5 July 2022


Alcohol and other drug use is prevalent in our community, from use within recommended limits through to dependent and hazardous misuse of both legal and prohibited substances.  

This one-day interactive workshop provides a practical approach to understanding and working with clients who misuse alcohol and other drugs, where the substance use is present but not necessarily the reason for presenting for treatment. 

The workshop shares some of the practical frameworks and skills that were most helpful in my work over 13 years in the AOD sector. The aim is to gain a better understanding of where the substance use fits in to the bigger picture and to feel more resourced to explore and take substance use into account when it arises.

The workshop is informed by motivational interviewing, cognitive behaviour therapy and what resonated most with clients across many years of providing therapy for AOD use. The workshop offers ways to apply existing clinical skills to a potentially less familiar area of substance use, including:

  • Understanding of the role of substance use and implications for treatment
  • Simple yet practical frameworks that can be utilised in assessment and treatment
  • Understanding patterns of use
  • Strategies to reduce or cease use
  • Managing cravings
  • Referral options.

THis workshop is for helping professionals who encounter substance misuse in their practice but have not specialised in the treatment of AOD, as well as those early in their career in the AOD sector. Please contact me if you are unsure if the workshop is right for you. 

Workshop details

The workshop will be held online via Zoom, providing break out rooms for small group discussion and skills practice. It is important that you have access to a stable internet connection for Zoom. Participant numbers will be limited to create a comfortable and personalised learning environment.

Date: Tuesday 5 July 2022

Time:  9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


  • $385 (inc GST) for professionals in the not for profit, community and government sectors (subsidised fee)
  • $550 (inc GST) for professionals in the corporate and commercial sector (full fee)

All registrations include a non-refundable fee of $100 up to 14 days of the workshop commencement. Workshop registrations are not refundable within 14 days of the workshop commencement.