News Professional development blog July 2020

Professional development blog July 2020


Welcome to the July edition of the PD Blog! This edition contains curated PD opportunities for people working with clients impacted by substances or mental illness. During a time of information overload, access to reliable information is important. We aim to fill this need by being a source of accurate, evidence-based resources.

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From the library collection

Chovanec, M. G. (2019). Transforming Into Men Who Matter: Increasing Empathy in Domestic Abuse Treatment. Australian Social Work, 1-13.

Drazdowski, T. K., Kelly, L. M., & Kliewer, W. L. (2020). Motivations for the nonmedical use of prescription drugs in a longitudinal national sample of young adults. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 114

Li, J., Wang, H., Li, M., Shen, Q., Li, X., Zhang, Y., … & Peng, Y. (2020). Effect of alcohol use disorders and alcohol intake on the risk of subsequent depressive symptoms: a systematic review and meta‐analysis of cohort studies. Addiction115(7), 1224-1243.

Nilsson, A., Magnusson, K., Carlbring, P., Andersson, G., & Hellner, C. (2020). Behavioral couples therapy versus cognitive behavioral therapy for problem gambling: a randomized controlled trial. Addiction. 115(7), 1330-1342.

Smith, M. (2020). Recognising Strategy and Tactics in Constructing and Working with Involuntary Social Work Clients. Australian Social Work, 1-13.

Wardell, J. D., Cunningham, J. A., Quilty, L. C., Carter, S., & Hendershot, C. S. (2020). Can the AUDIT consumption items distinguish lower severity from high severity patients seeking treatment for alcohol use disorder?. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 114


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Open access

Beaudry, G., Yu, R., Långström, N., & Seena Fazel, F. (2020). Mental disorders among adolescents in juvenile detention and correctional facilities: An updated systematic review and meta-regression analysis. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Biddle, N., Edwards, B., Gray, M., & Sollis, K. (2020). Alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 period: May 2020. Australian National University.

Halliday, L. M., & Caltabiano, N. J. (2020). Transgender Experience of Mental Healthcare in Australia. Psychology11(01), 157.

Harris, T., & O’Donoghue, K. (2020). Developing culturally responsive supervision through Yarn up Time and the CASE Supervision model. Australian Social Work73(1), 64-76.

NEW resources

E-BOOK of the month


Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders Cover


This clinical reference and widely adopted text is recognized as the premier guide to understanding and treating frequently encountered psychological disorders in adults. Showcasing evidence-based psychotherapy models, the volume addresses the most pressing question asked by students and practitioners–‘How do I do it?’

Leading authorities present state-of-the-art information on each clinical problem, explain the conceptual and empirical bases of their respective approaches, and show what the techniques look like in action. Extended case examples with session transcripts illustrate each component of treatment.

New to This Edition
•Incorporates treatment innovations, the latest empirical findings, and changes to diagnostic criteria in DSM-5. (summary from publisher)

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