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Professional development blog January 2020


Welcome to the First PD Blog for 2020. To start the year, we feature useful resources including Practice Guidelines for the Clinical Treatment of Complex Trauma and free workshops from Insight Queensland, as well as our e-book of the month ‘Rural, Regional and Remote Social Work:  Practice Research from Australia‘. If you need assistance accessing any of our resources just get in touch! We’ll be pleased to help you find what you are looking for.

Happy reading!

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Online resources

From the library database

Ashford, R. D., Giorgi, S., Mann, B., Pesce, C., Sherritt, L., Ungar, L., & Curtis, B. (2020). Digital recovery networks: Characterizing user participation, engagement, and outcomes of a novel recovery social network smartphone application. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 109, 50–55

Chan, G., Connor, J., Hall, W., & Leung, J. (2020). The changing patterns and correlates of population‐level polysubstance use in Australian youth: a multi‐group latent class analysis of nationally representative samples spanning 12 years. Addiction, 115(1), 145–155

Freeman, T., Baum, F., Mackean, T., Ziersch, A., Sherwood, J., Edwards, T., & Boffa, J. (2019). Case study of a decolonising Aboriginal community controlled comprehensive primary health care response to alcohol‐related harm. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 43(6), 532–537.

Harris, T., & O’Donoghue, K. (2020). Developing Culturally Responsive Supervision Through Yarn Up Time and the CASE Supervision Model. Australian Social Work, 73(1), 64–76.
Kisely, S., Mills, R., Strathearn, L., & Najman, J. M. (2020). Does child maltreatment predict alcohol use disorders in young adulthood? A cohort study of linked notifications and survey data. Addiction, 115(1), 61–68.
Stuart, A. M., Baker, A. L., Denham, A. M. J., Lee, N. K., Hall, A., Oldmeadow, C., … McCarter, K. (2020). Psychological treatment for methamphetamine use and associated psychiatric symptom outcomes: A systematic review. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 109, 61–79.
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Open Access Articles

McGeough, B. (2020). Using Motivational Interviewing to Support the Coming Out Process. Families in Society, 1044389419890522.

Molyneaux, R., Gibbs, L., Bryant, R. A., Humphreys, C., Hegarty, K., Kellett, C., … & Alkemade, N. (2020). Interpersonal violence and mental health outcomes following disaster. BJPsych open, 6(1).

Moxley, V. B., Hoj, T. H., & Novilla, M. L. B. (2020). Predicting homelessness among individuals diagnosed with substance use disorders using local treatment records. Addictive Behaviors, 102, 106160.

Teesson, M., Newton, N. C., Slade, T., Chapman, C., Birrell, L., Mewton, L., … & Andrews, G. (2020). Combined prevention for substance use, depression, and anxiety in adolescence: a cluster-randomised controlled trial of a digital online intervention. The Lancet Digital Health.

E-book of the month

Howard, A., Katrak, M., Blakemore, T., & Pallas, P. (2016). Rural, Regional and Remote Social Work : Practice Research From Australia. London: Routledge.

This book gives voice to the direct practice experience of social workers working in rural and remote contexts using Australia as the primary case-study. The authors undertake a qualitative research project, conducting in-depth interviews to examine social work theory and practice against the reality of rural and remote contexts. Practice examples provide the reader with an insight into the diverse and complex nature of social work in rural and remote Australia and the role of contemporary social work. Through placing rural and remote social work in its historical, theoretical and geographical contexts, this work explores a range of considerations. These include isolation; ethical dilemmas when working with small and closely linked communities; climate, relief and the environment; community identity and culture; working with indigenous communities in remote contexts; and social work education. Based on direct practice research, this book challenges existing theories of practice and reframes those to reflect the reality of practice in rural and remote communities. As social work must continue to critically reflect on its role within an ever changing and individualistic society, lessons from rural and remote settings around engagement, sense of place and skillful, innovative practice have never been more relevant. (Description from EBSCO)

Insight training workshops

Presentations and papers

NADA invites abstract submissions for oral papers, workshops, symposium and poster presentations for the NADA Conference 2020: Enhancing connections. This is an opportunity for you to showcase your innovative practice and research addressing the diverse needs of people accessing AOD services. They encourage workers and services across all sectors to submit an abstract as the focus of this conference is building connections and collaborations. Interactive sessions are encouraged to maximise opportunities for conference participants to exchange practice and experience. Abstracts must be submitted by Monday 9 March 2020.


NADA Conference 2020, Enhancing Connections to be held on 4–5 June in Sydney. Early bird registrations open 1 February 2020.

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