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Working with AOD clients who present with cognitive impairment: The neuropsychology of addiction and practical recommendations and strategies for clients. Workshop #07

Presenters: Dr James Gooden and Dr Catherine Cox.

Full day workshop, Thursday 10th September 2020, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Working with cognitively impaired clients can be a significant challenge, 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, neurodevelopmental disorders or pre-existing weaknesses. These can have a significant impact on treatment outcomes and recovery. This comprehensive workshop will provide clinicians with an overview of neuropsychology in addiction settings by linking research with practice together with a critical appraisal of current literature around cognitive impairment in the AOD setting. Clinicians will gain skills in ascertaining what may indicate an underlying impairment, how to identify modifiable risk factors. Practical interventions will include how to implement practical cognitive support for patients regardless of the reason for their difficulties.

This is a new whole day workshop incorporating two half-day workshops run by the neuropsychology team in 2019. It has been developed in response to feedback from previous years in order to provide participants with a holistic framework when working with clients with cognitive impairment.

The following key learning objectives will be explored:

I. The role of neuropsychology in addiction settings will be covered including when to consider a referral and what a neuropsychological assessment is and how to use information in reports.

II. How drugs and alcohol impact our brain. This will cover intoxication, withdrawal and craving, together with potential neurotoxicity of commonly used substances and possible long-term cognitive effects. Cognitive weaknesses that predispose an individual to addiction will also be discussed.

III. Tips for determining if a person’s cognitive impairments may be substance related along with key indicators of impairment

IV. How to address cognitive changes including goal setting tips for individuals with cognitive impairment, compensatory strategies, lifestyle interventions, and indicators of when to seek additional medical or specialist support.

Presenters: Dr James Gooden and Dr Catherine Cox.

Dr James Gooden is a Clinical Neuropsychologist based at the Turning Point neuropsychology service in Richmond, Victoria, which provides specialised neuropsychological assessments in response to a range of diagnostic and support related referral questions to clients from the AOD sector. He has a strong interest in the AOD, brain injury and adult neuropsychology fields and maintains an ongoing research profile within the clinic and through affiliations with Monash University. He has presented at a range of national and international conferences and delivered training and workshops across the AOD sector.

Dr Catherine Cox is a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist at Turning Point. She has extensive experience in paediatric and adult neuropsychology, including aged care, neurology, neuro-rehabilitation, paediatric epilepsy, and paediatric oncology. She approaches her clinical work with a strong client and family focus. Catherine has presented her clinical and research work at both national and international conferences. She is involved in teaching and training both in the AOD sector and at the post-graduate university level.

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

Cost: $220 (payable by credit card only).

Lunch A light lunch including a vegetarian selection is provided

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. 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 email tp@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.

Enquiries: Workforce Development 8413 8700 or email marionb@turningpoint.org.au

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