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Working with cognitively impaired clients can be a significant challenge for health professionals, particularly when access to assessment services and resources are limited. Cognitive difficulties may arise from a range of aetiologies including acquired brain injury, mental health, substance use, or neurodevelopmental weaknesses and can have a significant impact on treatment outcomes and recovery.

This workshop will provide practical and realistic strategies for working with clients who present with, or have complaints of, cognitive difficulties. In particular, this workshop will cover two (2) main themes:

  • Cognitive functioning, substance use and key indicators of impairment.

  • Implementation of recommendations to address cognitive changes including compensatory strategies, lifestyle factors and goal setting.

Presenters: Dr James Gooden, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Turning Point. Dr Gooden provides specialised neuropsychological assessments and associated recommendations and strategies to clients in the AOD sector. James has a strong interest in AOD, brain injury and adult neuropsychology with his research published in journals such as the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and Australian Journal of Occupational Therapy. He has presented at both national and international conferences.

Dr Simon Scalzo, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Turning Point. Dr Scalzo provides specialist assessment and consultation to the AOD community. Simon completed his PhD on the topic of brain and cognitive changes in alcohol use disorders and thiamine deficiency. After a 12 month stint working in the Epilepsy Unit and Geriatric Medicine at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Simon has resumed research activities at the University of Melbourne investigating treatment practices in people with alcohol use disorders.

Who should register? This 1/2 day workshop is designed for AOD clinicians, counsellors, support workers and allied health professionals.

Cost: $110 (Payable by Credit Card Only)

Lunch is not provided on the day, however tea (including herbal) and coffee will be available throughout the workshop.

Parking: All day parking is available close by at the Melbourne Museum car park on Nicholson Street.

Cancellation Policy: If your circumstances change and you no longer can attend this event after you have registered please email training@turningpoint.org.au no later than one (1) week prior to the event to cancel and/or be issued with a full refund. A refund will not be issued if notification has not been received within this time frame and you will be required to pay for the event.

General enquiries: Please contact Student Administration Monday - Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm (03) 8413 8700 or email training@turningpoint.org.au


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