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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.

Get all your professional development needs from anywhere in the world with our online and in-person workshops.

Due to the overwhelming success and great reviews of our interactive online workshops throughout 2020, we have expanded our workshop topics to bring the latest and most relevant training directly to you.

If you have any questions about any of our workshops, ask us anything at training@360edge.com.au or 1300 988 184

 

Not sure where to start?

We have developed a suggested workshop series for new, intermediate, and advanced practitioners to assist you in developing the core skills you need at the right level for you.

 

Tailored workforce development for your organisation

If you are looking for tailored workshops, supervision or training needs analyses and workforce policy advice for your organisation or sector, we would love to chat.

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.

360Edge is a leading alcohol and other drug consultant

Here's what's coming up in 2021

OCTOBER

Good night, sleep tight: Helping people who use alcohol and other drugs sleep better (online), 14 October NEW!
Manage sleep problems to improve your clients’ quality of life and treatment outcomes

Working with families with domestic and family violence (online), 21 October NEW!
Step up your clinical practice in working with families with alcohol and other drug and DFV issues

 

NOVEMBER

The art of thriving at work (online), 25 November NEW! 
Had an exhausting year? Join us to recalibrate for the year ahead

 

DECEMBER

Breaking the ice: Tailoring treatment for people who use methamphetamine (New Zealand), 2 December 2021
Our first workshop exclusively for New Zealand participants.  Understand how methamphetamine affects the brain and how to adapt existing treatments and strategies for people who use methamphetamine.

Families of substance: A two day advanced masterclass in working with families (online), 8 and 9 December NEW!
Learn key ideas from family therapy, motivational interviewing and CBT on how to work more effectively with families and carers of people who use alcohol and other drugs

Register your interest

If you missed out on any of our workshops earlier this year, you can register your interest here for future dates for the following:

  • CBT Masterclass (face to face)
  • Integrating MI with CBT (online)
  • Trauma masterclass (online)
  • The brain workshop (online)
  • Understanding CBT for alcohol and other drug workers (online)
  • Working with families in alcohol and other drug settings (online)
  • Trauma informed care (online)
  • The how and why of motivational interviewing (online)
  • Responding to trauma in alcohol and other drugs (online)
  • Superskills for supervisors (online)
  • Help! I’ve been subpoenaed (online)
  • Navigating complexity in alcohol and other drug settings (online)
  • Emotion regulation skills for alcohol and other drug workers (online)
  • Negotiating roadblocks in therapy (online)
  • Motivational interviewing masterclass (online)

Still got questions about one of our workshops? Ask us anything at training@360edge.com.au or 1300 988 184

Help! I've been subpoenaed: Everything you need to know to get court ready

Do you know what to say and do if you are subpoenaed to appear in court?

Are your case notes court ready?

16 June 2022, 9 am – 4:30 pm

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 fun and practical case note and court preparation training. Join our clinical expert Paula Ross and our legal eagle Jarryd Bartle for this practical one-day workshop specially designed to assist practitioners to get court ready. Gain confidence and reduce anxiety about appearing in court.

Learning outcomes

  • Describe the different types of courts and how they operate
  • Know how to respond to a subpoena
  • Feel confident to appear in court and develop and apply court presentation skills
  • Identify the essential components of your case notes, so they are both clinically relevant and legally sound

Who should attend

This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for new, experienced and advanced practitioners.

Facilitators: Paula Ross and Jarryd Bartle

“The presenters were clear. I liked the practical examples and case studies and really appreciated the opportunity to test out my new skills with the practical component. I appreciate the education on the court system.”

The brain workshop

Understand the inner workings of the brain on drugs and how to work effectively with cognitive impairment

17 February 2022, 9am – 4:30pm

Alcohol and other drugs can affect the brain in both consistent and idiosyncratic ways. In this workshop, learn about the parts of the brain that can be affected by drug use and the impact on functioning. You will gain a thorough understanding of how the brain works, the functional impact of drugs, and the effect on treatment. Up to 70% of people in alcohol and other drug treatment have significant temporary or longer term cognitive impairment related to drug use, lifestyle, or other factors. You will learn how to improve client engagement and adapt treatment strategies to improve outcomes for people with cognitive impairments.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how alcohol and other drugs affect the brain in the short and longer term
  • Gain skills in assessment of functional impairment and daily functioning
  • Adapt treatment to make an impact with people who have cognitive impairments

Who should attend

This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for new, experienced and advanced practitioners. This workshop is suitable for workers in low threshold and clinical settings.

Facilitator: Dr Richard Cash

“The training consisted of a lot of information with a good focus on how substances affect the prefrontal cortex in particular. The workshop suggests ways of asking questions to elicit better information from clients.”

Rethink MI: A two-day motivational interviewing masterclass

Develop advanced skills in motivational interviewing to supercharge your alcohol and other drug practice

24-25 August 2022, 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 practitioners who want to advance their motivational interviewing skills. You will take your motivational interviewing skills to the next level by using self-reflection and practice to understand and apply advanced strategies in assessment, intervention and responding to therapeutic challenges within a motivational framework.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the ins and outs of motivational interviewing
  • Understand what drives, and how to better respond to, client ambivalence
  • Apply a comprehensive model of change that integrates client values
  • Develop advanced motivational listening and questioning skills, high level skills in eliciting change
  • Understand and effectively respond to therapeutic relationship difficulties

Who should attend

This is an advanced skills workshop suitable for experienced and advanced practitioners. We recommend you do our How and why of MI workshop before attending this workshop.

Facilitator: Paula Ross

“There were very meaningful discussions and good examples used, which has given me a better understanding as to how I implement motivational interviewing in my role.”

 

The how and why of motivational interviewing

10 March 2022, 9am – 4:30pm

Understand what really makes motivational interviewing tick

Gain core motivational interviewing skills and a deep understanding of the spirit and philosophy of motivational interviewing in this interactive online workshop so you can adapt it to any client or situation. Motivational interviewing is an essential skill for alcohol and other drug workers that has powerful impact on change. We use demonstrations, clinical anecdotes and practice so you walk away with real skills you can apply immediately.

Learning outcomes

  • Find out what really motivates people to change so you know exactly what to target in treatment
  • Understand motivational interviewing theory and processes so you have a solid framework to work from
  • Build and strengthen your core motivational interviewing skills and strategies so you know how to adapt it to any situation

Who should attend

This is a core skills workshop suitable for new practitioners and as a refresher for experienced and advanced practitioners. This workshop is suitable for workers in low threshold and clinical settings.

Facilitator: Paula Ross

 

“…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

Trauma informed care

Respond sensitively and effectively to people who have experienced trauma

23 March 2022, 9am – 4:30pm

A large proportion of people in alcohol and other drug treatment have experienced trauma as a child or adult. In this interactive online workshop, learn how to deliver alcohol and other drug treatment in a trauma informed way to improve outcomes. You will also learn about strategies to make sure your whole service is trauma informed, so it effectively supports your individual client work.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand trauma and its impacts
  • Identify signs and symptoms of trauma
  • Apply strategies for raising the issue and trauma screening
  • Apply strategies to maintain boundaries and support your well-being

Who should attend

This is a core skills workshop suitable for new practitioners, and as a refresher for experienced and advanced practitioners. This workshop is suitable for workers in low threshold and clinical settings.

Facilitator: Dr Richard Cash

“The trauma informed care training has a good combination of trainer talk, practical examples, and group work. The videos were helpful and relevant, and the workbook and other resources will be useful in ongoing practice.

Trauma inside out: A two-day masterclass

A TWO DAY INTERACTIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP!

14-15 September 2022, 9am – 4:30pm both days

Understand the causes and impacts of trauma and how to effectively respond

Building on our Responding to trauma workshop, you will deepen your knowledge of trauma and practice advanced strategies to effectively support people with trauma symptoms in alcohol and other drug treatment. Go deeper into understanding and responding to trauma to enhance your knowledge, skills and confidence in working with people who have trauma histories.

Learning outcomes

  • 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, assessment and treatment
  • Develop detailed case conceptualisation and treatment planning for clients with co-occurring alcohol and other drug and trauma

Who should attend

This is an advanced skills workshop suitable for experienced and advanced practitioners. We recommend you do our Working with trauma workshop before attending this workshop.

“Everything was good about this workshop; it was very valuable training. Learning how to engage with clients who have been through traumatic events, how the brain processes trauma and effective treatments for PTSD”

| Early bird: $495 | Standard: $655 |

(Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the early bird rate)

Facilitator: Richard Cash

New Zealand AOD workers can pay in $NZD by emailing training@360edge.com.au 

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

Gain a deep understanding of how to respond to co-occurring mental health problems in alcohol and other drug treatment

22-23 June 2022 9am – 4:30pm both days

Comorbidity is the norm rather than the exception. In this two day interactive online workshop you will deepen your understanding of co-occurring mental health and alcohol and other drug issues and build knowledge, confidence and skill in responding effectively. Learn how to adapt and expand your existing alcohol and other drug treatment skills to assist your clients to manage mental health symptoms. Find out what you need to know about the types of co-occurring conditions you are likely to encounter and how to effectively incorporate best practice responses into your treatment.

Learning outcomes

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

Who should attend

This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for new, experienced and advanced practitioners

Facilitator: Paula Ross

“Paula was very engaging to listen to and had great examples and tips throughout the training, which I will use with clients moving forward. I enjoyed doing the case reviews and case reflections in groups.”

Integrating motivational interviewing with cognitive behaviour therapy

An interactive online workshop! 

28th April 9:00am – 4:30pm

4 October 9am – 4:30pm

Effectively blend motivational interviewing and CBT to achieve better client outcomes

Boost your effectiveness with clients by seamlessly integrating these two key approaches in alcohol and other drug treatment. Through this interactive one-day workshop, you learn where these two core approaches overlap and where they are unique and how to move seamlessly between them. This workshop combines with CBT for AOD to further enhance skill development.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand motivation and why people change, and the impacts on treatment outcomes
  • Describe how motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy can work in unison
  • Seamlessly integrate cognitive behavioural therapy with motivational interviewing
  • Apply motivational interviewing to improve outcomes from cognitive behavioural therapy

Who should attend

This is a core skills workshop suitable for experienced and advanced practitioners and assumes basic knowledge of MI and CBT. We recommend you do our essential skills MI and CBT workshops before attending this workshop.

“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)

| Earlybird: $295 | Standard: $355 |

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.

Understanding CBT for alcohol and other drug workers

Learn how to apply key CBT skills in alcohol and other drug settings

24 February 2022, 9am – 4:30pm

This workshop offers a practical introduction to core practice skills in alcohol and other drug treatment. You will improve your understanding of CBT theory and practice and learn a comprehensive CBT framework that will deepen your understanding and enable you to tailor strategies and treatment for different client presentations.

Learning outcomes

  • Gain key foundational knowledge and core clinical skills in behavioural and cognitive therapies
  • Understand CBT assessment, formulation and treatment planning
  • Apply knowledge and practice of key alcohol and other drug specific CBT interventions

Who should attend

This is a core skills workshop suitable for new practitioners and as a refresher for experienced and advanced practitioners

Facilitator: Paula Ross 

“The training is well presented and includes examples that make it relevant and real. Paula is an engaging presenter who was able to hold our attention all day”

Good night. Sleep tight: Helping people who use alcohol and other drugs sleep better

AN ONLINE INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP!

13 October 2021

9am – 4:30pm 

Develop an in-depth understanding of sleep to aid your AOD practice!

People with alcohol and other drug issues are up to 10 times more likely to experience sleep problems.

We now know that poor sleep contributes to a range of other physical and mental health problems, as well as low resilience and low motivation. But some simple strategies can help your clients to have a good night and sleep tight.

Join Dr Moira Junge, our sleep specialist, in this fascinating and practical workshop to help you help your clients sleep better. Gaining an understanding of the biopsychosocial processes involved in sleep/wakefulness and common sleep disorders. Your AOD practice will be better informed by this online interactive workshop.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand what happens in the brain and body to promote sleep and wake states
  • Understand how sleep and alcohol and other drugs interact
  • Gain skills in performing a thorough sleep assessment in alcohol and other drug settings
  • Learn evidence based strategies to address your clients’ sleep difficulties, including cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia and mindfulness based therapy for insomnia
  • Know how and when to refer to specialist sleep services

Who should attend

This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for new, experienced and advanced practitioners.

“Moira is an excellent presenter; I enjoyed her presenting style and knowledge”

| Early bird: $325 | Standard: $395 |

(Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the early bird rate)

Facilitator: Moira Junge

New Zealand AOD workers can pay in $NZD by emailing training@360edge.com.au 

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!

Gain advanced clinical practice skills in working with families within the context of domestic and family violence! 

21 October 2021

9am – 4:30pm

Building on existing approaches and frameworks for screening and information sharing, this workshop takes a deep dive into the therapeutic skills required to work with families experiencing domestic and family violence.

This workshop will address issues in family violence and will equip you with practical skills to work therapeutically with families in alcohol and other drug treatment who experience domestic family violence.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the relationship between domestic and family violence and alcohol and other drug use
  • Learn how to identify and respond to domestic and family violence when working with some or all of the family
  • Apply best practice interventions to families experiencing domestic and family violence

Who should attend

This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for experienced and advanced practitioners. We recommend you do our working with families workshop before attending this workshop.

“Clear, concise, relevant. Really touched on some good practice and great suggestions on how to deal with clients”

| Earlybird: $295 | Standard: $355 |

(Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the early bird rate)

Facilitator: Paula Ross

New Zealand AOD workers can pay in $NZD by emailing training@360edge.com.au 

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

Deepen your understanding of trauma and gain real skills in managing trauma-related symptoms in alcohol and other drug practice settings

19 May 2022, 9am – 4:30pm

Building on our trauma-informed training, this workshop you will give you a step up in responding to trauma. You will learn how to recognise the biopsychosocial impacts of trauma and integrate recovery-oriented interventions into your alcohol and other drug work. You’ll also find out about the possible impacts on you, and how to look after yourself, when working with people with trauma symptoms. This one-day online workshop provides you with a practical, skills-based approach so you can respond sensitively and effectively to clients with co-occurring trauma and alcohol and other drug use.

Learning outcomes

  • Deepen your understanding of the impacts of trauma on alcohol and other drug use
  • Apply a flexible therapeutic model to a range of trauma presentations
  • Learn how to integrate trauma focused assessment, formulation and interventions into your alcohol and other drug work
  • Identify evidence-based specialist trauma interventions, including how and when to refer

Who should attend

This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for experienced and advanced practitioners. We recommend you do our trauma informed care workshop before participating in this workshop.

Facilitator: Dr Richard Cash

“The workshop was highly relevant to my needs. I learned several skill and tips to integrate into my daily practice. The workshop was interactive, including role playing, and was very well delivered by Richard.”

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.

Breaking the ice: Tailoring treatment for people who use methamphetamine (New Zealand)

NEW!

AN INTERACTIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP!

2 December 2021, 9am – 4:30pm (NZST) 

Adapt your existing skills to work effectively with people who use methamphetamine.

Understand how methamphetamine affects the brain and how to adapt existing treatments and strategies for people who use methamphetamine. You’ll learn the changes to approach that are needed and how to address common co-occurring conditions among people who use methamphetamine.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the unique effects of methamphetamine and how they impact on treatment
  • Identify and apply effective responses to improve outcomes for people who use methamphetamine
  • Find out how to safely respond to complex behaviours, including heightened threat sensitivity, anxiety and psychosis

Who should attend

This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for new, experienced and advanced practitioners. This workshop is suitable for workers in low threshold and clinical settings.

Facilitator: Paula Ross

What people say about this training:

Awesome information and statistics, role playing, and additional resources provided

| Earlybird: $295 | Standard: $355 |

(Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the early bird rate)

Facilitator: Paula Ross

Book now in $NZD by emailing training@360edge.com.au

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 managing client distress

Help your clients to manage strong emotions

27 July 2022, 9am – 4:30pm

We all have strong emotions from time to time. Being able to recognise and self-regulate emotions and tolerate distress is a skill that can be learned. Emotion regulation is also a protective factor against mental health problems like depression and anxiety. In this workshop you will gain strategies to help your clients to better manage their emotions to improve resilience so they can better participate in treatment and cope with life’s stressors.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how lifestyle factors can impact on a person’s ability to regulate their emotions
  • Know how to explain to clients how emotions work and how they interact with thoughts and behaviours
  • Identify strategies to help your clients identify triggers to strong emotions and respond effectively
  • Learn key emotion regulation skills and how to integrate them into your practice

Who should attend

This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for new, experienced and advanced practitioners. This workshop is suitable for workers in low threshold and clinical settings.

“I found the training well facilitated and the content was very interesting and relevant to my work.”

Negotiating roadblocks in therapy

Increase the effectiveness of treatment by identifying and resolving ruptures and breaks in the therapeutic relationship

20 October 2022, 9am – 4:30pm both days

Therapeutic impasses are common but can be frustrating and difficult to resolve. They can also impact on the effectiveness of treatment. Roadblocks can be practitioner or client initiated, but nearly always require practitioner input to repair. In this workshop, you will learn how to identify and resolve roadblocks to ensure treatment is most effective.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the common client and practitioner behaviours that interfere with treatment
  • 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

Who should attend

This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for new, experienced and advanced practitioners

“The training was very reflective; there was lots to think about. It was easy to engage with the trainer, and it made me realise the importance of good external supervision”

 

Not sure which workshop is right for you?

Build a solid foundation for your work

For new and intermediate practitioners

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

  • Understanding CBT (24 February)
  • The how and why of MI (10 March)
  • Trauma informed care (23 March)
  • The art of thriving at work (24 November)

And as an added bonus, save 15% when you bundle these or other 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.

 

Enhance your therapeutic skills

For intermediate and advanced practitioners

Our Therapeutic Series will help you refine your clinical skills:

  • The brain workshop (17 February)
  • Integrating MI and CBT (28 April)
  • Navigating complexity (22-23 June)
  • Emotion regulation (27 July)
  • Negotiating roadblocks in therapy (20 October)

And as an added bonus, save 15% when you bundle these or other 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.

Add to your specialist skills set

For intermediate and advanced practitioners

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

  • Working with families in AOD (17 March)
  • Responding to trauma (19 May)
  • Help I’ve been subpoenaed (16 June)

And as an added bonus, save 15% when you bundle these or other 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.

Take the next step in your career

For advanced practitioners

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

  • Superskills for supervisors (6 June)
  • Rethink MI (24-25 August)
  • Inside CBT (8-11 November)

And as an added bonus, save 15% when you bundle these or other 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.

Health professionals love our training!

“I really value 360Edge’s contribution to the AOD sector… you are helping to address a significant training gap in our sector”

Our professional development workshops are evidence-based and continuously evaluated to ensure we are meeting the needs of the sector. The following evaluations were undertaken for our 2021 workshops:

“Doing this course is one of my greatest achievements for the year!”

(Participant, The How and Why of MI)

“One of the best training events I have attended in quite some time”

(Participant, Help! I’ve Been Subpoenaed)

Working with families in alcohol and other drug settings

 Gain advanced clinical practice skills in working with families

17 March 2022, 9am – 4:30pm

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. This workshop focuses on the impact of alcohol and other drugs on families and models of responding using principles of Jim Orford’s stress-strain-information-coping-support model. You will find out how to blend strategies from family therapy, motivational interviewing and cognitive behaviour therapy into effective treatment when working with families with alcohol and other drug problems.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how to engage families using a range of effective response options
  • Learn how to support families to using a comprehensive model that can apply to any family dynamic
  • Apply new strategies to help improve family cohesiveness and cooperation
  • Learn ways to respond to complexities in working with families, such as confidentiality and consent

Who should attend

This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for new, experienced and advanced practitioners.

Facilitator: Paula Ross 

“The training was interactive in nature, was presented well, and sufficiently covered the topic”

 

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.

Beyond the tip of the iceberg: A practitioners' guide to ice

BY NICOLE LEE, LINDA JENNER, PAULA ROSS  

Methamphetamine, including speed and ice, elevates aggression and psychosis. Once dependent, it can be  long and challenging for people who use methamphetamine to reduce or stop. This book explains why and what we can do in a range of primary and tertiary health contexts to reduce harms and improve outcomes.

$10.00 (free postage in Australia)

Inside CBT: A 4 day masterclass in behavioural and cognitive therapies (face to face)

A FACE-TO-FACE MASTERCLASS

8 to 11 November 2022

9 am – 4:30 pm on all days

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

This 4 day intensive is for you if you are an alcohol and other drug worker in a counselling or case management role. Discover exactly what makes CBT tick to build and strengthen your core CBT clinical skills, the foundation for all best practice in alcohol and other drug treatment.

You will gain new knowledge, advanced skills and greater confidence in both traditional and newer behavioural and cognitive therapy models, including mindfulness-based therapies. Immerse yourself in self-reflection and self-practice to build on your foundational skills in assessment, case formulation, intervention and responding to therapeutic challenges.

Our 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

Learning outcomes

  • Deepen your understanding of the CBT approach and the similarities and differences between the many forms of CBT
  • Understand what really drives motivation and change from a behavioural and cognitive therapy framework
  • Apply a comprehensive CBT model that offers a clear framework for effective assessment, formulation, and intervention
  • Recognise and respond to therapeutic relationship challenges within a CBT framework

Who should attend

This is an advanced skills workshop suitable for experienced and advanced practitioners. We recommend you do our Understanding CBT workshop before attending this workshop.

“It was all a great experience! I would like to learn more around the different strategies”

| Earlybird: $995 | Standard: $1395 |

(Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the early bird rate)

Facilitator: Nicole Lee and Paula Ross

New Zealand AOD workers can pay in $NZD by emailing training@360edge.com.au 

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 art of thriving at work

Don’t just survive alcohol and other drug work. Really thrive

25 November 2021

9am – 4:30pm

Alcohol and other drug work can be challenging and comes with a high rate of burnout. It can be mentally demanding work, but there’s some simple self care strategies to prevent burnt out. In this workshop, you will find out what it takes to not just survive but thrive while working in the alcohol and other drug and mental health fields. Gain real strategies to relax, recharge and revive to ensure you are at your best for your clients for the coming year.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the potential impacts of working with complex and at-risk clients on your mental health and wellbeing
  • Understand the difference between, and recognise warning signs of burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
  • Build your own toolkit of practitioner specific resilience strategies
  • Enhance your self-care skills and know when to debrief and access further support

Who should attend

This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for new, experienced and advanced practitioners. This workshop is suitable for workers in low threshold and clinical settings.

Facilitator: Paula Ross

“There was a great sense of cohesion both between participants, and between the facilitator and participants.”

Families of substance: A two day advanced masterclass in working with families

NEW!

8 and 9 December 2021

9am – 4:30pm AEST both days

A TWO DAY INTERACTIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP!

Increase your confidence and provide advanced intervention for families with alcohol and other drug issues

Working with families can be complex and challenging often due to multiple people and perspectives that are sometimes misaligned. This masterclass goes deeper into the Orford stress-strain-information-coping-support model drawing on elements of the Orford and Velleman 5-step model.

Learn key ideas from family therapy, motivational interviewing and cognitive behaviour therapy on how to work more effectively with families and carers of people who use alcohol and other drugs.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand models of family functioning and how that affects treatment
  • Describe the stress-strain-information-coping-support 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

Who should attend

This is an advanced skills workshop suitable for experienced and advanced practitioners. We recommend you do our Working with families workshop before attending this workshop.

“Paula is a wealth of knowledge and is generous in sharing it!”

Early bird: $495 | Standard: $655 |

(Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the early bird rate)

Facilitator: Paula Ross

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4-day intensive CBT Course for AOD professionals - 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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