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Turning Point, Eastern Health

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110 Church Street

Richmond, VIC 3121

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CLINICAL SKILLS WORKSHOP FOR VICTORIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (DHHS) FUNDED Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) WORKERS

Turning Point has been funded by DHHS to deliver a series of workshops designed to up skill the AOD workforce in current best practice in Intake and Assessment, Counselling Skills, Group Skills, Recovery Oriented Practice, Co-occurring Disorders and Current Issues in AOD. These workshops provide an opportunity for current workers in the AOD sector to either learn new skills or consolidate/update existing skills in these areas. Workers will be able to choose whether to attend one or two or more of these workshops depending on their professional development needs and those of the services in which they work.

Places are limited in these free workshops, so all participants are requested to provide their Manager’s contact details during registration. Managers will be contacted if participants fail to attend training without providing notice.

Essential counselling skills for working in the AOD sector, 2 day workshop, 26th & 27th June 2018.

Trainers: Margret Petrie & Sandra Roeg.

These 2 day workshops provide an opportunity for alcohol and drug workers within the Victorian AOD sector to develop or refresh their skills in a range of counselling approaches that are contemporary and evidence-based for people presenting with problems related to alcohol and drugs.

Training Overview

Workshops offer the opportunity to orient, refresh as well as build on existing counselling skills and knowledge. Skill development will form a critical component of the training. Workers will develop skills in core interventions aimed to increase counsellor effectiveness and client outcomes.

  • The interventions will include Brief interventions, Motivational Interviewing and CBT based interventions and looking at their application for maximum effectiveness.
  • These workshops focus on cognitive and behavioural strategies that involve learning to recognise thoughts, beliefs and attitudes that effect feelings and reframe them. These are core interventions and important approaches in effective AOD counselling.

Target Group and Eligibility:

  • This training targets alcohol and drug workers with a willingness to engage in an active learning environment. It assumes participants have acquired general micro-counselling skills.

Margret Petrie - Margret Petrie is a registered psychologist and a member of the APS College of Counselling Psychologists. She has over 25 years of counselling experience having worked across a range of health and education settings including community health, tertiary education, private practice and alcohol and other drug services. Margret is a board-accredited clinical supervisor and is particularly interested in cognitive behavioural therapies. She currently works with complex clients at Turning Point’s Specialist Clinical Services.

Sandra RoegSandra has over 20 years of clinical and educational experience in the AOD sector, supported by a background in psychiatric nursing, alcohol and drug counselling, psychotherapy, addiction studies and mental health sciences. She is a member of Motivational Interviewing (MINT) network of trainers and has delivered MI workshops throughout Australia to a range of health professionals.

Who should attend? DHHS funded AOD Workers Victoria.

Lunch: A light lunch including a vegetarian selection is provided.

Getting to Turning Point:

Turning Point is located at 110 Church Street, on the corner of Church Street and Tweedie Place. Entrance is via the front of the building, to the right of the Skoda car dealership. Please take the lift to the first floor and visit reception.

Public transport:

  • Tram 78 on Church Street
  • Tram 109 on Victoria Parade (about a 5 min walk to 110 Church Street)
  • Tram 75 on Bridge Rd (about a 7 min walk to 110 Church Street)

Car parking:

There is very limited 2 hour street parking available in the area. All day parking is available in:

  1. Shelley Street, Richmond (between Butler and Elizabeth Streets) -about 1km walk to Church St (about $10/day).
  2. Coles Richmond Plaza (actual address is 261 Bridge Rd, entry is by Cameron St, off Church St) https://www.interpark.com.au/parkings/coles-richmond-plaza-car-park/ (about $16/day). About an 8 minute walk or catch the No 78 tram from corner of Bridge Rd/Church St (stop 61). Alight at Tweedie Pl/Church St (Stop 63). NB: Stop 63 is also the stop for the Melbourne Clinic -we are on the same side of Church Street as Melbourne Clinic across Tweedie Place.
  3. 459 Church Street, Richmond http://www.carepark.com.au/find-a-care-park/459- church-street-richmond/ (about $16/day). About a 20 min walk or catch the No 78 tram which leaves from stop 55 (Adelaide St). Alight at Tweedie Pl/Church Street (Stop 63).

Cancellation policy: If your circumstances change and you no longer can attend this event after you have registered please log into your eventbrite account and cancel your registration.

This is a free workshop but registrations are essential.

Registration enquiries: For registration enquires please email tp@turningpoint.org.au

Workshop content enquiries ONLY: Sandra Roeg sandrar@turningpoint.org.au

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