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PHN Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast

Ground Floor 205 Bourbong Street

Bundaberg, QLD 4670

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Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Concerns (Dual Diagnosis) Training

This free 1 day workshop is for anyone who works with people experiencing issues with substance use and co-occurring mental health concerns. It has been funded by the PHN - Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast and is created and facilitated by QuIHN.

The workshop is based on the premise that all workers in the AOD and/or mental health sector should understand what is meant by the term 'dual diagnosis' when referring to co-occurring mental health and substance use issues, have knowledge of mental health symptoms that can interfere with AOD treatment and vice versa, understand the risks and harms associated with dual diagnosis, respond skilfully to challenging situations and appreciate the importance of reflective practice when working with clients in this area.

The modules are:

1 - What Is Dual Diagnosis?

  • What is meant by ‘dual diagnosis?
  • How does it occur?
  • How common is it?
  • Who is most at risk of mental health problems in the drug treatment setting?

2 - Mental Health Awareness

  • What are the most commonly encountered mental health problems in drug treatment?
  • What are the symptoms?
  • What evidence based treatment is available?

3 - Mental Health and Substance Use – the nature of the interaction

  • How do mental health problems impact on drug use?
  • How does drug use impact on mental health?
  • Harm reduction strategies

4 - Treatment Options

  • Introduction to stepped care
  • Treatment planning
  • Measuring client progress

5 - Management of Dual Diagnosis

  • Communication skills
  • Teaching clients basic skills for self-management
  • Referral techniques and ‘The Referral Game’

6 - Managing Challenging Behaviours and Situations

  • Identification, early intervention and de-escalation strategies for anger and hostility
  • Management of drug treatment interfering behaviours related to personality disorders

7 - Wellbeing and Reflective Practice

  • The need for support when working with dual diagnosis clients
  • The importance of a team approach
  • The role of supervision
  • The importance of on-going training

The training will be delivered by two of QuIHN's Dual Diagnosis Therapists who have many years' experience providing therapeutic interventions to people living with substance use and mental health concerns. They will include many case examples and valuable insights in order to complement and enhance the training material provided.


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