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Professional Development Blog February


Welcome to the February 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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Library Collection

Bogusz, K., Kopera, M., Jakubczyk, A., Trucco, E. M., Kucharska, K., Walenda, A., & Wojnar, M. (2021). Prevalence of alcohol use disorder among individuals who binge eat: a systematic review and meta‐analysis. Addiction116(1), 18–31.

Cho, J., Goldenson, N. I., Kirkpatrick, M. G., Barrington-Trimis, J. L., Pang, R. D., & Leventhal, A. M. (2021). Developmental patterns of tobacco product and cannabis use initiation in high school. Addiction 116(2), 382–393.

Cournoyer Lemaire, E., Loignon, C., & Bertrand, K. (2021). A critical scoping review about the impact of music in the lives of young adults who use drugs. Drug and Alcohol Review40(1), 135–154.

Heris, C., Guerin, N., Thomas, D., Chamberlain, C., Eades, S., & White, V. M. (2021). Smoking behaviours and other substance use among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian secondary students, 2017. Drug and Alcohol Review40(1), 58–67.

Karno, M. P., Rawson, R., Rogers, B., Spear, S., Grella, C., Mooney, L. J., Saitz, R., Kagan, B., & Glasner, S. (2021). Effect of screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment for unhealthy alcohol and other drug use in mental health treatment settings: a randomized controlled trial. Addiction 116(1), 159–169.

Mahedy, L., Suddell, S., Skirrow, C., Fernandes, G. S., Field, M., Heron, J., Hickman, M., Wootton, R., & Munafò, M. R. (2021). Alcohol use and cognitive functioning in young adults: improving causal inference.  Addiction116(2), 292–302.

Raj, N., Verthein, U., Grundmann, J., Lotzin, A., Hiller, P., Schulte, B., Driessen, M., Hillemacher, T., Scherbaum, N., Schäfer, M., Schneider, B., & Schäfer, I. (2021). Internalizing and externalizing subtypes in female patients with co-occurring post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment121.

Warfield, S. C., Pack, R. P., Degenhardt, L., Larney, S., Bharat, C., Ashrafioun, L., Marshall, B. D. L., & Bossarte, R. M. (2021). The next wave? Mental health comorbidities and patients with substance use disorders in under-resourced and rural areas. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment121, 108189.

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Open access

Azagba, S., Shan, L., Qeadan, F., & Wolfson, M. (2021). Unemployment rate, opioids misuse and other substance abuse: quasi-experimental evidence from treatment admissions data. BMC psychiatry21(1), 1-9.

Galante, J., Friedrich, C., Dawson, A. F., Modrego-Alarcón, M., Gebbing, P., Delgado-Suárez, I., Gupta, R., Dean, L., Dalgleish, T., White, I. R., & Jones, P. B. (2021). Mindfulness-based programmes for mental health promotion in adults in nonclinical settings: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. PLoS Medicine18(1), e1003481.

Junna, L., Moustgaard, H., & Martikainen, P. (2021). Unemployment from stable, downsized and closed workplaces and alcohol-related mortality. Addiction (116(1), 74–82.

Wootton, R. E., Greenstone, H. S. R., Abdellaoui, A., Denys, D., Verweij, K. J. H., Munafò, M. R., & Treur, J. L. (2021). Bidirectional effects between loneliness, smoking and alcohol use: evidence from a Mendelian randomization study. Addiction 116(2), 400–406.

Zhand, N., & Joober, R. (2021). Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders: narrative reviewBJPsych Open7(1), e35.

New resources

Insight Qld Webinars

Insight Qld are restarting their webinars in March but now is a great opportunity to catch up on the Webinars you missed.

E-Book of the Month

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Handbook of peer interactions, relationships and groups

edited by W.M. Bukowski, B. Laursen & K.H. Rubin

The definitive handbook on peer relations has now been significantly revised with 55% new material. Bringing together leading authorities, this volume presents cutting-edge research on the dynamics of peer interactions, their impact on multiple aspects of social development, and the causes and consequences of peer difficulties. From friendships and romance to social withdrawal, aggression, and victimization, all aspects of children’s and adolescents ‘relationships are explored. The book examines how individual characteristics interact with family, group, and contextual factors across development to shape social behaviour. The importance of peer relationships to emotional competence, psychological well-being, and achievement is analysed, and peer-based interventions for those who are struggling are reviewed. Each chapter includes an introductory overview and addresses theoretical considerations, measures and methods, research findings and their implications, and future directions. New to This Edition •Chapters on neuroscience, social media, social inequality, prosocial behaviour with peers, and sociological approaches. •Expanded coverage of applied issues: chapters on interventions for socially withdrawn children, activity programs that promote positive youth development, and policy initiatives. •Chapters on same- and other-sex peer relationships, peer influence, educational environments, evolutionary models, the self-concept, personality, and animal studies. •Increased attention to variations in peer relations due to culture, gender, and race. •Many new authors and topics reflect a decade’s worth of theoretical and methodological advances, including the growing use of complex longitudinal methods.


Insight workshops

Insight Queensland

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

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online interactive workshops

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The brain workshop

25 February, 9-4:30pm

Cost: $295-355

Better understand the brain, the impact of drugs, and how it affects treatment. Learn how to adapt your approach to improve client outcomes.

CBT for AOD workers

4 March, 9-4:30pm

Cost: $295-355

This workshop offers a practical introduction to core practice skills in alcohol and other drug treatment. It is suitable for practitioners new to CBT, new to AOD or those wanting to enhance their core CBT skills

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