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Talking Point: “Pushing away your poison”: using cognitive training to improve client outcomes in addiction treatment

Presented by A/Prof Victoria Manning, Head of Research and Workforce Development, Turning Point and Associate Professor in Addiction Studies, Monash University

This talk will provide an overview of the different types of cognitive training and will review the latest evidence for their efficacy in improving targeted cognitive processes and outcomes of relevance to alcohol and drug use disorders. I will focus heavily on cognitive bias modification (CBM) which has shown the most consistent positive effects in terms of reducing relapse among those seeking treatment for substance use disorders. I will present findings from a series of CBM studies conducted at Turning Point, where we have found ‘approach-avoidance’ training to be an effective adjunctive intervention during AOD withdrawal treatment. Importantly, the presentation will highlight priorities for future research efforts needed to bridge the neuroscience-practice gap, and examine how cognitive training might complement existing biological, psychological and social approaches aiding recovery from addiction.

Vic Manning is an Associate Professor in Addictions at Monash University and the Head of Research and Workforce Development. Over the past two decades she has worked as a clinical researcher in addictions in the UK, Asia and Australia. Her research portfolio includes clinical trials, intervention studies, training and prevalence studies and treatment outcome studies. She holds a PhD in addiction neuropsychology and has developed a program of cognitive training research since joining Turning Point, which will be the focus of this presentation.

Date: Wednesday 23rd September 2020
Venue: Turning Point, Training Room 2, Level 1, 110 Church Street, Richmond
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm AEST

Cost: Free - Talking Point is a free seminar series but registrations are essential

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: 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. 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).

Please allow sufficient time for parking, arrival at 12:45pm recommended.


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