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Professional development in alcohol and other drugs

360Edge is a lead provider of professional development for alcohol and other drugs specialists, as well as other health, welfare, and education frontline workers who work with people who use alcohol and other drugs.

Now get all your professional development needs from anywhere in the world with our mix of online and offline workshops!

Due to the overwhelming success and great reviews of our interactive online workshops throughout 2020, we have decided to expand our topics to bring the latest and most relevant workshops directly to you!

Click here for our 2021 calendar! 

Can’t decide on a single workshop? Try our series options!

Here’s what’s coming up:

The how and why of motivational interviewing (online), 29 April

Responding to trauma in alcohol and other drugs (online), 13 May

Integrating motivational interviewing with cognitive behaviour therapy (online), 27 May

Superskills for supervisors (online), 7 June

Help! I’ve been subpoenaed (online), 17 June

Navigating complexity in alcohol and other drug settings (online), 23 and 24 June NEW! 

Breaking the ice (online), 15 July

Emotion regulation skills for alcohol and other drug workers (online), 28 July NEW! 

Negotiating roadblocks in therapy (online), 4 August NEW! 

Motivational interviewing masterclass (online), 25 and 26 August

Trauma masterclass (online), 15 and 16 September NEW!

Good night, sleep tight (online), 14 October NEW! 

Working with families with domestic and family violence (online), 21 October NEW!

Cognitive behaviour therapy 4-day masterclass (face to face), 9-12 November

The art of thriving at work (online), 25 November NEW! 

Working with families advanced 2-day masterclass (online), 8 and 9 December NEW!

The brain workshop (online) TBA (taking registrations)

Understanding CBT for alcohol and other drug workers (online) TBA (taking registrations)

Working with families in alcohol and other drug settings (online), TBA (taking registrations)

Trauma informed care (online), TBA (taking registrations)

Still got questions about one of our workshops? We’d love to hear from you at training@360edge.com.au or 1300 988 184

Looking for tailored workshops and training for your organisation or sector?

All of our introductory workshops are scaleable so that your organisation can receive the most appropriate training for you, or alternatively, our clinical experts can tailor something just for you to meet your specific needs.

Get in touch at 1300 988 184 or training@360edge.com.au and someone from the fabulous 360Edge training team will be happy to help.

alcohol and other drugs

The art of thriving at work.

NEW!

An interactive online workshop

25 November 2021

9am – 4:30pm

2020 highlighted the importance of looking after ourselves as practitioners. Alcohol and other drug work can be challenging. There is a high rate of burnout and secondary trauma among practitioners. In this workshop, learn what it takes to not just survive but thrive at work. Relax, recharge and revive for 2021 to ensure you are at your best for your clients.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise and respond to the impacts of working with complex and at-risk clients.
  • Understand the difference between burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.
  • Recognise yours and your colleagues warning signs and challenging client presentations.
  • Build your own toolkit of practitioner specific resilience enhancing strategies.
  • Enhance your self-care skills and know when to debrief and access further support.
  • Build self-regulation skills.

Cost: Earlybird: $295 | Standard: $355 | Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the earlybird rate

Facilitator: Paula Ross

Register your interest in attending! Sign up here to receive updates for this workshop. Remember you will still need to register on the link below if you want to secure your place.

The brain workshop

NEW!

An interactive online

Register your interest in an upcoming event for 2021

9am – 4:30pm

Better understand the brain, the impact of drugs, and how it affects treatment. Learn how to adapt your approach to improve client outcomes.

Up to 70% of people in alcohol and other drug treatment have significant cognitive impairment related to drug use, lifestyle or other factors. In this workshop, learn about the parts of the brain that can be affected by drug use and the impact on functioning.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand cognitive impairment related to alcohol and other drug use
  • Gain skills in assessment of impairment of cognition and daily functioning
  • Learn how to adapt treatment to take account of cognitive impairments

Cost: Earlybird: $295 | Standard: $355 | Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the earlybird rate! Please contact us at training@360edge.com.au

Facilitator: Richard Cash

Not ready to book? Register your interest in attending! Sign up here to receive updates for this workshop. Remember you will still need to register on the link below if you want to secure your place.

The how and why of motivational interviewing

An online interactive workshop!

29 April 2021

9am – 4:30pm

This one day workshop will cover the key elements in motivational interviewing essential for AOD workers. Participants will improve their motivational interviewing skills – “the how” – and gain a deeper understanding of the spirit and philosophy of motivational interviewing – “the why”.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve understanding of motivational interviewing theory and practice
  • Increase knowledge of key motivational interviewing processes
  • Build and strengthen core motivational interviewing skills
  • Increase knowledge and practice of key motivational interviewing specific interventions

    “…it’s really hard to find good post grad level education, and 360edge has always been great.  However, this MI workshop completely blew everything else out of the water. Paula was great and the subject was delivered perfectly.”
    – Brenda Jones, CNC AOD, WA

Cost: Earlybird: $295 | Standard: $355 | (Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the earlybird rate)

Facilitator: Paula Ross 

Not ready to book? Register your interest in attending! Sign up here to receive updates for this workshop. Remember you will still need to register on the link below if you want to secure your place.

Trauma informed care

An online interactive workshop

Now taking registrations for future events in 2021

Does your work with clients need to be more trauma-informed?

This one-day foundation workshop addresses working with clients in a trauma-informed way. This includes understanding trauma and its impacts, identifying signs and symptoms of trauma and conducting trauma screening.

Learning outcomes

  • Essential reflective practice skills and practical response strategies
  • Best-practice in developing a trauma-informed service
  • Strategies for maintaining boundaries and worker well-being

Cost: Earlybird: $295 | Standard: $355 | (Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the Earlybird rate)

Facilitator: Richard Cash

Not ready to book? Register your interest in attending! Sign up here to receive updates for this workshop. Remember you will still need to register on the link below if you want to secure your place.

Understanding CBT for alcohol and other drug workers

An interactive online workshop! 

Register your interest for a future workshop in 2021!

This workshop offers a practical introduction to core practice skills in alcohol and other drug treatment. It is suitable for practitioners new to CBT, new to AOD or those wanting to enhance their core CBT skills. Participants will improve their understanding of CBT theory and practice and will learn a core CBT framework that will deepen their understanding and enable them to tailor strategies and treatment for different client presentations.

This workshop combines with Integrating Motivational Interviewing and CBT to further enhance skill development.

Learning outcomes

  • Build and strengthen core clinical skills in behavioural and cognitive therapies
  • Improve understanding of CBT theory and practice
  • Increase knowledge and practice of AOD specific CBT assessment
  • Increase knowledge and practice of key AOD specific behavioural interventions
  • Increase knowledge and practice of key AOD specific cognitive interventions

“Amazing training. Best CBT training I have attended. Facilitators were fantastic and really knew their stuff!”

(Participant 2018)

Cost: Earlybird: $295 | Standard: $355 | (Attend both CBT for AOD and Integrating MI and CBT and for just $435!)

Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the earlybird rate! Please contact us at training@360edge.com.au

Facilitator: Paula Ross

Not ready to book? Register your interest in attending! Sign up here to receive updates for this workshop. Remember you will still need to register on the link below if you want to secure your place.

Responding to trauma in alcohol and other drugs

New!

An interactive online workshop!

13 May 2021

9am – 4:30pm

Deepen your understanding of trauma and gain real skills in managing trauma related symptoms in AOD settings

Do you want to add more skills to your work with clients who have experienced trauma?
This one day workshop provides participants with a practical, skills-based approach to responding sensitively and effectively to clients with co-occurring trauma and alcohol and other drug support needs.

Building on trauma-informed approaches, Dr Richard Cash, 360Edge’s trauma expert will equip participants with practical skills to recognise the biopsychosocial impacts of trauma, integrate recovery-oriented interventions into their alcohol and other drug work, and attend to their own self-care.

Learning outcomes

  • Deepen your knowledge of the biopsychosocial impacts of trauma and better recognise the relationships between trauma and alcohol and other drugs
  • Apply a model for responding to trauma to the specific context of alcohol and other drug treatment
  • Increase your range of sensitive responses to trauma disclosure
  • Understand how to integrate trauma into screening and assessment
  • Develop detailed case conceptualisation and treatment planning for clients with co-occurring alcohol and other drug and trauma
  • Integrate trauma informed interventions and supports into your alcohol and other drug work
  • Describe the evidence-based specialist trauma interventions, including how and when to refer

Cost: Earlybird: $295 | Standard: $355 | (Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the earlybird rate)

Facilitator: Dr. Richard Cash

Not ready to book? Register your interest in attending! Sign up here to receive updates for this workshop. Remember you will still need to register on the link below if you want to secure your place.

Exploring the place of AOD services in the mental health system

On 3 March 2021, 360Edge hosted a webinar on “Exploring the place of AOD services in the mental health system” based on our report by the same name and with speakers including:

  • Professor Nicole Lee, CEO at 360Edge and Adjunct Professor at NDRI.
  • Professor Steve Allsop, Professor at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University.
  • Jennifer Duncan, CEO at The National Peak Australian Alcohol and other Drugs Council.
  • Frances Cook Director at Vision 2030, National Mental Health Commission.

Who are we?

360Edge is a specialist AOD consultancy.

We can assist with service evaluation, workforce training, program design and tender writing.

We also have a number of upcoming workshops you may interested in:

Still got questions about one of our workshops? We’d love to hear from you at training@360edge.com.au or 1300 988 184

Looking for tailored workshops and training for your organisation or sector?

All of our introductory workshops are scaleable so that your organisation can receive the most appropriate training for you, or alternatively, our clinical experts can tailor something just for you to meet your specific needs.

Get in touch at 1300 988 184 or training@360edge.com.au and someone from the fabulous 360Edge training team will be happy to help.

Integrating motivational interviewing with cognitive behaviour therapy

An interactive online workshop! 

27 May 2021

9am – 4:30pm

In this workshop participants will learn how to effectively blend motivational interviewing and CBT to achieve better client outcomes. Participants will understand the similarities and differences in the two approaches and discover how to move seamlessly between these core approaches in alcohol and other drug treatment. This workshop combines with CBT for AOD to further enhance skill development.

Learning outcomes

  • Increase understanding of how motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy fit together
  • Increase understanding of change and motivation to change
  • Increase knowledge and practice of preparing for cognitive behavioural therapy using motivational interviewing
  • Increase knowledge and practice of using motivational interviewing to enhance the application of cognitive behavioural therapy

“Loved how knowledgeable the trainers were and the real life anecdotes they shared” (Participant, 2018)

“A fantastic refresher for those more experienced and also for beginners. I’ve certainly gained more knowledge and can’t wait to practice my skills” (Participant, 2018)

Cost: Earlybird: $295 | Standard: $355 | (Attend both Understanding CBT for alcohol and other drug workers and Integrating MI and CBT and for just $435!)

Facilitator: Paula Ross

Not ready to book? Register your interest in attending! Sign up here to receive updates for this workshop. Remember you will still need to register on the link below if you want to secure your place.

Superskills for supervisors

An interactive online workshop!

7 June 2021

9am – 4:30pm

The key to practice improvement is great supervision. Build your own leadership skills and contribute to the next generation of practitioners.

Are you a supervisor in the alcohol and other drug sector or want to become one? Have you found yourself supervising others with no training on how to do supervision effectively?  If you are ready for your next professional challenge, Paula Ross will guide you through this one day workshop so you walk away with confidence.

Learning outcomes 

  • Increase knowledge of relevant models of supervision
  • Increase knowledge of supervisor rights and responsibilities
  • Identify and improve core supervisory skills, including developing and implementing supervision contracts and plans, assessing supervisee development needs, and navigating challenges and roadblocks
  • Identify and improve core supervisory relationship skills, including listening, questioning, guiding, and giving and receiving feedback
  • Introduce self-reflection and self-practice as a way of improving supervisory skills

Cost: Earlybird: $295 | Standard: $355 | (Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the earlybird rate)

Facilitator: Paula Ross

Not ready to book? Register your interest in attending! Sign up here to receive updates for this workshop. Remember you will still need to register on the link below if you want to secure your place.

New to the AOD sector?

We have developed a Foundation Series tailored to provide you with a firm foundation for your career.

The series includes

And as an added bonus, save 15% when you bundle these workshops together!

Get in touch on 1300 988 184 or training@360edge.com.au if you want to talk about creating a sequence tailored just for you.

Looking to enhance your therapeutic skills?

Our Therapeutic Series will help you refine your clinical skills.

The series includes

And as an added bonus, save 15% when you bundle these workshops together!

Get in touch on 1300 988 184 or training@360edge.com.au if you want to talk about creating a sequence tailored just for you.

Looking to add to your specialist skill set?

We have a tailored Specialist Series focusing on working with families, responding to trauma and preparing for court.

This series includes:

And as an added bonus, save 15% when you bundle these workshops together!

Get in touch on 1300 988 184 or training@360edge.com.au if you want to talk about creating a sequence tailored just for you.

For advanced clinicians taking the next career step

If you are an advanced clinician ready to impart your skills in mentoring and supervising others, our Advanced Clinician Series is for you.

This series includes:

And as an added bonus, save 15% when you bundle these workshops together!

Get in touch on 1300 988 184 or training@360edge.com.au if you want to talk about creating a sequence tailored just for you.

Working with families in alcohol and other drug settings

AN INTERACTIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP!

Register here to be notified for further workshops in 2021

This workshop is designed for any practitioners who want to work more effectively with families and carers of people who use alcohol and other drugs, whether the person using drugs is in treatment or not.

The workshop focusses on the impact of alcohol and other drugs on families and models of responding with a focus on the Orford and Velleman 5-step model. Participants will increase their understanding of responses and interventions, including how to engage families and how to choose and use different response options to support families.

Blending strategies from families work and alcohol and other drug treatment, including key ideas from family therapy, motivational interviewing and cognitive behaviour therapy will be explored. In addition, issues that alcohol and other drug workers often find challenging when working with families, including confidentiality and consent, work place issues, and self-care will also be addressed.

Learnings outcomes 

  • Understand models of family functioning and how that affects treatment
  • Describe the 5-step model for working with families and how to use it in practice
  • Establish a collaboration and utilise it to improve outcomes for people in treatment and their families
  • Know how to utilise families’ wisdom and coping to achieve improved outcomes
  • Implement effective responses to the challenges of working with families, for example, conflict, confidentiality, and consent

Cost: Earlybird $295  |  Standard $355 | Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the earlybird rate! Please contact us at training@360edge.com.au.

Facilitator: Paula Ross

Exploring the place of AOD services in the mental health system

360Edge will be hosting an online panel discussion on 3 March from 1pm to 2pm about improving the relationship between alcohol and other drug and mental health services.

Find out what the new thinking on comorbidity is all about at our free webinar with guest speakers including:

  • Professor Nicole Lee, CEO at 360Edge and Adjunct Professor at NDRI.
  • Professor Steve Allsop, Professor at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University.
  • Jennifer Duncan, CEO at The National Peak Australian Alcohol and other Drugs Council.
  • Frances Cook Director at Vision 2030, National Mental Health Commission.

Help! I've been subpoenaed – prepare case notes and reports for court

An interactive online workshop!

17 June 2021

9am – 4:30pm

Do you know what to say and do if you are subpoenaed to appear in court? Do you feel confident writing a report for court?
Nearly 50% of alcohol and other drug workers have had their case notes subpoenaed. Are yours court-ready?
Write great case notes and feel confident giving evidence in court with this practical case note and court preparation training.

Join our clinical expert Paula Ross and legal eagle Jarryd Bartle for this practical two half days workshop specially designed to assist practitioners to get court ready. Gain confidence and reduce anxiety about appearing in court.

Learning outcomes

  • Know how to write case notes that are both clinically relevant and legally sound
  • Describe the different types of courts and how they operate
  • Know how to respond to a subpoena
  • Construct different types of reports for court
  • Feel confident to appear in court

Cost: Earlybird: $295 | Standard: $355 | (Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the earlybird rate)

Facilitators: Jarryd Bartle and Paula Ross

Not ready to book? Register your interest in attending! Sign up here to receive updates for this workshop. Remember you will still need to register on the link below if you want to secure your place.

Navigating complexity in alcohol and other drug settings

A two day interactive online workshop!

23 and 24 June 2021

9am – 4:30pm both days

New training based on the most up to date evidence based information!

This training will assist alcohol and drug workers to best respond to comorbid alcohol and other drug and mental health conditions.

Participants will learn how to adapt and expand on their existing skills to assist clients to manage their mental health symptoms whilst participating in alcohol and other drug treatment. This training will explore what you need to know about high prevalence mental health conditions and what works. Participants will deepen their understanding of comorbidity and build knowledge, confidence and skill in responding effectively.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise and understand common mental health symptoms in the context of alcohol and other drug treatment
  • Undertake a thorough comorbidity assessment and develop an integrated case formulation to guide your practice
  • Learn how to apply a range of alcohol and other drug treatment skills to working with clients with co-occurring mental health symptoms
  • Learn how to respond therapeutically and effectively within the bounds of the alcohol and other drug treatment setting

Cost: Earlybird: $495 | Standard: $655 | (Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the earlybird rate)

Facilitator: Paula Ross

Not ready to book? Register your interest in attending! Sign up here to receive updates for this workshop. Remember you will still need to register on the link below if you want to secure your place.

Breaking the ice – tailoring treatment for methamphetamine

NEW!

An online interactive workshop 

15 July 2021

9am – 4:30pm

Find out how to adapt cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing interventions for people who use methamphetamine in specialist alcohol and other drug treatment.

Learning outcomes

  • TBA

Cost: Earlybird: $295 | Standard: $355 | (Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the earlybird rate)

Facilitator: Paula Ross

Not ready to book? Register your interest in attending! Sign up here to receive updates for this workshop. Remember you will still need to register on the link below if you want to secure your place.

Emotion regulation skills for alcohol and other drug workers

NEW!

An online interactive workshop

28 July 2021

9am – 4:30pm

We all have strong emotions from time to time, and being able to recognise and self regulate emotions is a skill that is learned. This workshop you will gain skills to assist your clients to better manage their emotions.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how lifestyle factors can impact on a person’s ability to regulate emotions
  • Understand how emotions work and how they interact with thoughts and behaviours
  • Learn how to help clients identify triggers to strong emotions and respond effectively

Cost: Earlybird: $295 | Standard: $355 | (Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the earlybird rate)

Facilitator: Richard Cash

Not ready to book? Register your interest in attending! Sign up here to receive updates for this workshop. Remember you will still need to register on the link below if you want to secure your place.

Negotiating roadblocks in therapy

NEW!

An online interactive workshop

4 August 2021

9am – 4:30pm

Therapeutic impasses can be frustrating and difficult to resolve. They can also impact on the effectiveness of therapy. In this workshop, you will learn how to identify and resolve roadblocks to ensure therapy is most effective.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand client and therapist behaviours that interfere with therapy
  • Learn how to identify and resolve roadblocks in treatment
  • Find out how to turn an impasse into a learning opportunity for you and your client

Cost: Earlybird: $295 | Standard: $355 | (Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the earlybird rate)

Facilitator: Richard Cash

Not ready to book? Register your interest in attending! Sign up here to receive updates for this workshop. Remember you will still need to register on the link

Motivational interviewing masterclass

A twoday interactive online workshop

25 and 26 August 2021

9am – 4:30pm both days

Join one of Australia’s most experienced alcohol and other drug trainers in this two day motivational interviewing masterclass for clinicians who want to build and strengthen their core motivational interviewing skills.

Participants will take their MI skills to the next level, and will utilise self-reflection and practice to learn advanced skills in applying motivational interviewing to assessment, interventions and responding to therapeutic challenges.

Learning outcomes

  • Deepen understanding of the MI approach
  • Develop skills in self-reflection and self-practice as a way of maximising experiential learning of MI
  • Understand a model that integrates factors for change and values
  • Develop advanced MI oriented listening and questioning skills
  • Improve understanding of client ambivalence and improve responses to ambivalence
  • Develop high level skills in eliciting factors leading to change
  • Understand and effectively respond to therapeutic relationship difficulties

Cost: Earlybird: $495 | Standard: $655 | (Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the earlybird rate)

Facilitator: Paula Ross

Not ready to book? Register your interest in attending! Sign up here to receive updates for this workshop. Remember you will still need to register on the link below if you want to secure your place.

Trauma masterclass

A two day interactive online workshop

15 and 16 September 2021

9am – 4:30pm both days

Join 360Edge’s trauma specialist, Dr Richard Cash, in this 2-day trauma masterclass for clinicians who want to learn and develop best-practice trauma-informed care.

Learning outcomes

  • TBA

Cost: Earlybird: $495 | Standard: $655 | (Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the earlybird rate)

Facilitator: Richard Cash

Not ready to book? Register your interest in attending! Sign up here to receive updates for this workshop. Remember you will still need to register on the link below if you want to secure your place.

Working with families with domestic and family violence

NEW!

An interactive online workshop 

21 October 2021

9am – 4:30pm

In Victoria DFV training is focused on building the capacity of the sector to be able to respond to their responsibilities to the new family violence information sharing scheme (FVISS) and to be able to screen and assess for family violence using the multi-agency risk assessment and management framework (MARAM).

Building on this important baseline, 360Edge is offering this new workshop for organisations and practitioners who desire a higher level of clinical practice training in working with families with alcohol and other drug and domestic family violence issues. This workshop will address issues in family violence and will equip participants with practical skills to respond to domestic family violence in the specific context of AOD treatment.

Learning outcomes

  • TBA

Cost: Earlybird: $295 | Standard: $355 | (Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the earlybird rate)

Facilitator: Paula Ross

Not ready to book? Register your interest in attending! Sign up here to receive updates for this workshop. Remember you will still need to register on the link below if you want to secure your place.

Cognitive behaviour therapy masterclass (face to face)

Level up your practice with our acclaimed 4-day self-practice/self-reflection masterclass in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT).

9 to 12 November 2021

9am – 4:30pm all days

360Edge’s alcohol and other drug cognitive behaviour therapy experts, Professor Nicole Lee, past President and Honorary Fellow of the AACBT, and Paula Ross, Counselling Psychologist and clinical expert, present this top rated four day workshop.

It has been developed especially for alcohol and other drug workers, particularly those in counselling or case management roles, 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.

Participants will discover exactly what makes CBT tick, and will utilise self-reflection and practice to learn core skills in assessment, case formulation, interventions and responding to therapeutic challenge.

Learning outcomes

  • Deepen understanding of the CBT approach and different forms of CBT
  • Develop skills in self-reflection and self-practice as a way of maximising experiential learning of CBT
  • Understand a CBT model that provides a framework for effective assessment, formulation, and intervention
  • Improve CBT oriented assessment and formulation skills
  • Improve CBT oriented intervention skills
  • Recognise and respond to therapeutic relationship difficulties within a CBT framework

Cost: Earlybird: $995 | Standard: $1395 | (Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the earlybird rate)

Facilitator: Nicole Lee and Paula Ross

Not ready to book? Register your interest in attending! Sign up here to receive updates for this workshop. Remember you will still need to register on the link below if you want to secure your place.

Working with families advanced masterclass

NEW!

An online interactive 2-day masterclass

8 and 9 December 2021

9am – 4:30pm both days

Deep dive into the 5-step model of family intervention to provide advanced treatment for families when alcohol or other drugs are a factor.

More information coming soon!

Cost: Earlybird: $495 | Standard: $655 | (Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the earlybird rate)

Facilitator: Paula Ross

Not ready to book? Register your interest in attending! Sign up here to receive updates for this workshop. Remember you will still need to register on the link below if you want to secure your place.

4-day intensive CBT Course for AOD professionals - Masterclass

Please register your interest and we will be sure to keep you updated with any news about this CBT Course Masterclass.

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This is one of our most popular and highest rated workshops!

Join our CBT experts Professor Nicole Lee, Past President and Fellow of the AACBT, and Paula Ross, Counselling Psychologist and clinical expert, in this top-rated 4-day workshop.

This course has been developed especially for alcohol and other drug workers, particularly those in counselling or case management roles, 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, such as:

  • 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 on understanding and experiencing the drivers of change in CBT that underlie all CBT models.

Learning outcomes

  • Deepen understanding of the CBT approach and different forms of CBT
  • Develop skills in self-reflection and self-practice as a way of maximising experiential learning of CBT
  • Understand a CBT model that provides a framework for effective assessment, formulation, and intervention
  • Improve CBT oriented assessment and formulation skills
  • Improve CBT oriented intervention skills
  • Recognise and respond to therapeutic relationship difficulties within a CBT framework

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