Welcome to the latest edition of the PD blog, containing professional development opportunities for workers in the AOD and mental health sector. We aim to include as many free and online resources as possible to ensure it is fully inclusive. Please contact the librarian if you have any questions, comments or wish to subscribe to the blog.

Please note that all times stated are Queensland times

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From the library collection

Blakey, S. M., Tsai, J., & Elbogen, E. B. (2021). Drinking to cope with posttraumatic stress: a nationally representative study of men with and without military combat experience. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 17 (2), 101-112.

Bowen-Salter, H., Kernot, J., Baker, A., Posselt, M., & Boshoff, K. (2021). Self-reported outcome measures for adults with post-traumatic stress disorder: towards recommendations for clinical practice. Australian Journal of Psychology, 73(3), 282-292.

Brislin, S. J., Clark, D. A., Heitzeg, M. M., Samek, D. R., Iacono, W. G., McGue, M., & Hicks, B. M. (2021). Co‐development of alcohol use problems and antisocial peer affiliation from ages 11 to 34: selection, socialization and genetic and environmental influences. Addiction, 116(8), 1999-2007.

Heim, D., Monk, R. L., & Qureshi, A. W. (2021). An examination of the extent to which drinking motives and problem alcohol consumption vary as a function of deprivation, gender and age. Drug and Alcohol Review40(5), 817-825.

Henssler, J., Müller, M., Carreira, H., Bschor, T., Heinz, A., & Baethge, C. (2021). Controlled drinking—non‐abstinent versus abstinent treatment goals in alcohol use disorder: a systematic review, meta‐analysis and meta‐regression. Addiction116(8), 1973-1987.

Khawaja, N. G., Kamo, R., & Ramirez, E. (2021). Building resilience in transcultural adults: investigating the effect of a strength-based programme. Australian Psychologist, 56(4), 324-334.

Köse, S., Baykal, B., & Bayat, İ. K. (2021). Mediator role of resilience in the relationship between social support and work life balance. Australian Journal of Psychology, 73(3), 316-325.

Rundle, S. M., Cunningham, J. A., & Hendershot, C. S. (2021). Implications of addiction diagnosis and addiction beliefs for public stigma: A cross‐national experimental study. Drug and Alcohol Review,  40(5), 842-846.

Sondhi, A., & Leidi, A. (2021). Multiple Morbidities in an Inner-City English Substance Misuse Treatment Service: Hierarchical Cluster Analysis to Derive Treatment Segments. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 17 (2), 135-142.

Vann, D. M., Riggs, D. W., & Green, H. J. (2021). Implementing a brief E-training opportunity for mental health practitioners working with non-binary clients. Australian Psychologist, 56(4), 299-310.

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Open access

Johannessen, A., Tevik, K., Engedal, K., Haanes, G. G., & Helvik, A. S. (2021). Health Professionals’ Experiences Regarding Alcohol Consumption and Its Relation to Older Care Recipient’s Health and Well-BeingJournal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare14, 1829.

Katz-Wise, S. L., Sarda, V., Austin, S. B., & Harris, S. K. (2021). Longitudinal effects of gender minority stressors on substance use and related risk and protective factors among gender minority adolescents. Plos one16(6), e0250500.

La Sala, L., Teh, Z., Lamblin, M., Rajaram, G., Rice, S., Hill, N. T., … & Robinson, J. (2021). Can a social media intervention improve online communication about suicide? A feasibility study examining the acceptability and potential impact of the# chatsafe campaign. PLoS one16(6), e0253278.

Upton, E., Clare, P. J., Aiken, A., Boland, V. C., De Torres, C., Bruno, R., … & Peacock, A. (2021). Changes in mental health and help-seeking among young Australian adults during the COVID-19 pandemic: a prospective cohort studyPsychological medicine, 1-9.

Venugopal, J., ME, M. N., Green, N. T., Peach, L., Linklater, R., George, P. N., & Wells, S. (2021). A scoping review of evaluated Indigenous community-based mental wellness initiatives. Rural and Remote Health21(1), 6203-6203.

New resources


NDRI Research Symposium: Working Together: Community Collaboration in Drug Policy and Practice Research

Early highlights include:

AOD harm in Aboriginal communities

Illicit drug trends, harms & prevention

Alcohol policy, harms & trends

October 6 2021, attendance either online or in Perth


The starter pack

An Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drugs in Society

Insight Queensland

APSAD 2021

The 2021 conference program will showcase high quality and state of the art scientific research into alcohol and other drug treatment, prevention, policy and workforce development, with a specific focus on the translation of evidence-based research into practice. The event will also provide opportunities for frontline workers to share their insights to inspire the next generation of clinically-relevant research.

Date: Sunday 7th to Wednesday 10th November, 2021
Venue: The Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane (Meanjin)

Cost $720-1120


Healthy lifestyles Toolkit

Insight and the Preventive Health Branch, Queensland Health are excited to launch a new suite of eLearning on how to conduct a range of brief interventions to encourage clients and patients to have healthier lifestyles.

E-cigarettes and tobacco: Policy, trends and interventions

This session included presentations on NDARC’s tobacco and e-cigarettes stream, including the e-cigarette surveillance project and smoking cessation trials

Vaping and e-cigarettes: The new world of electronic drug delivery systems

The new world of electronic drug delivery systems

E-cigarettes and vaping: what you need to know

This webinar is for school staff, parents, health professionals, and youth who are seeking information on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and vaping.

Vaping is becoming an increasing concern for schools and parents, and this webinar will provide up-to-date and relevant information on the research around vaping and trends in use among youth. Information will also be provided on how to best prevent e-cigarette and vaping use among youth.

Negotiating roadblocks in therapy

road winding through grass

Learning outcomes

  • Understand client and therapist behaviours that interfere with therapy
  • Learn how to identify and resolve roadblocks in treatment
  • Find out how to turn an impasse into a learning opportunity for you and your client

Online interactive workshop; 4 August

Cost $265.50 – $355

E-Book of the month

Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice, Second Edition : Applications Across Disorders and Settings

L.A. Dimeff, S.L. Rizvi & k. Koerner

This influential work has now been substantially revised with over 60% new material reflecting over a dozen years of research and clinical advances. Leading experts describe innovative ways to use dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) in a wide range of real-world clinical and community settings. The volume provides wise guidance on setting up, running, and evaluating a comprehensive DBT program. It also presents adaptations designed to meet the needs of particular client populations as time- and cost-effectively as possible. Vivid case examples illustrate diverse applications of DBT for helping adults, adolescents, and children reduce suicidal and self-harming behaviour; overcome complex, multiple challenges; and build a life worth living. New to This Edition •Presents current best practices for making DBT more efficient and accessible while maximizing program fidelity. •Chapters on additional populations, including persons with posttraumatic stress disorder and preadolescent children. •Chapters on additional settings, including milieu-based programs, university counselling centres, and middle and high schools. •Chapters on pharmacotherapy, promoting employment and self-sufficiency, training and supervision, and DBT beyond Stage 1.

(Description from publisher)

Insight Queensland


Wednesdays 10-11 am (AEST)

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QScript Learning: 1

Introducing QScript and the new Medicines and Poisons Act (2019)

Viva The Vagus:

Practical tips for trauma informed AOD care of refugees and asylum seekers

QScript Learning 2:

Preparing for QScript: Having meaningful discussions about opioid-related risks

QScript Learning 3:

Is it persistent pain, opioid use disorder or both?

Bookings are essential and are available to Queensland workers only. All  online workshops are delivered via Zoom.

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