News Professional development blog: July

Professional development blog: July


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

From the library collection

Conner, M., Grogan, S., Simms‐Ellis, R., Cowap, L., Armitage, C. J., West, R., … & Siddiqi, K. (2020). Association between age at first reported e‐cigarette use and subsequent regular e‐cigarette, ever cigarette and regular cigarette use. Addiction116(7), 1839-1847.

Harris, B. R., Tracy, M., Comber, K. G., Pechenik, S., & Carruthers, J. W. (2021). Suicide safer care in behavioral health settings: A comparative analysis of perceptions, training completion, and practice between mental health and substance use disorder treatment providers. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment126, 108330.

Lock, M. J., Walker, T., & Browne, J. (2021). Promoting cultural rigour through critical appraisal tools in First Nations peoples’ research. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health45(3), 210-211.

Manhica, H., Straatmann, V. S., Lundin, A., Agardh, E., & Danielsson, A. K. (2021). Association between poverty exposure during childhood and adolescence, and drug use disorders and drug‐related crimes later in life. Addiction116(7), 1747-1756.

Noble, N., Bryant, J., Maher, L., Jackman, D., Bonevski, B., Shakeshaft, A., & Paul, C. (2021). Patient self‐report versus medical records for smoking status and alcohol consumption at Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 45(3), 277-282.

Papadopoulos, A., & Egan, R. (2021). Contemporary social work practice: Institutional context and graduate outcomes. Australian Social Work74(3), 348-360.

Whaley, A. L., & Mesidor, J. K. (2021). Implications of posttraumatic growth for the treatment of comorbid substance abuse among survivors of traumatic experiences. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment126, 108289.

Zuchowski, I., Collingwood, H., Croaker, S., Bentley-Davey, J., Grentell, M., & Rytkönen, F. (2021). Social work e-placements during COVID-19: Learnings of staff and students. Australian Social Work74(3), 373-386.

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Open access

Giurgi-Oncu, C., Bredicean, C., Frandeș, M., Enătescu, V., Papavă, I., Riviș, I., & Ursoniu, S. (2021). Social Inferences as Mediators of Wellbeing in DepressionNeuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment17, 1679.

Hamilton, S., Doyle, M., & Bower, C. (2021). Review of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peopleAustralian Indigenous HealthBulletin, 2(1).

Storebø OJRibeiro JPKongerslev MT, et al. (2021). Individual participant data systematic reviews with meta-analyses of psychotherapies for borderline personality disorder. 

Turrini, G., Tedeschi, F., Cuijpers, P., Del Giovane, C., Kip, A., Morina, N., … & Barbui, C. (2021). A network meta-analysis of psychosocial interventions for refugees and asylum seekers with PTSDBMJ Global Health6(6), e005029.

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.

New resources for workers

Save the Date

The 2021 NDARC Annual Research Symposium will be held across three days and will be a mixture of online sessions and an in-person event:

Wednesday, 20 October 2021 – Online
Thursday, 21 October 2021 – Online
Friday, 22 October 2021 – In-person

Podcasts & Videos

Connect and learn

Turning Point hosted a series of webinars presented by experienced clinicians working in the addiction sector.

E-book of the month

Eating DisordersUnderstanding CausesControversies, and Treatment

Justine J. Reel

This encyclopedia offers a variety of resources for readers interested in learning more about eating disorders, including hundreds of reference entries, interviews, scholarly debates, and case studies. While many people may reflexively imagine an anorexic or bulimia teenage girl upon being asked to think about eating disorders, eating disorders are a form of mental illness that can take many forms and affect individuals of all genders, ages, and ethnic backgrounds. In fact, an estimated eight million people in the United States struggle with an eating disorder, making eating disorders one of the most prevalent forms of mental illness in America. This two-volume encyclopedia comprehensively examines eating disorders as the forms they can take; their causes and potential complications; and how they can best be treated and prevented. It also examines the influence had by cultural factors such as the fashion industry, television and movies, and social media.

(from publisher)

  New resources for clients


Webinar: Psychosis and substance use: What clinicians need to know.

This will provide attendees with an ability to recognise the high prevalence of comorbid substance use and psychosis, understand key symptom profiles, and consider holistic treatment strategies in this important yet challenging area


Wednesdays 10-11 am (AEST)

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AOD 101 Webinar series

NADA are hosting a series of 4 webinars exploring the range of substances used by people in the community. Approached from a harm reduction perspective, each webinar will refresh your knowledge and/or give you new information about emerging drugs. Join expert trainer and key figure in the AOD education and research sector for an engaging and informative webinar series.

This webinar series consists of four webinars which are designed to improve knowledge of AOD use in Australia and harm reduction strategies. As well as improve your confidence in working with people in the community. It is strongly recommended that you attend all four webinars.

The webinars will take place on every Wednesday in July from 12:00-13:30.

  1. July 7: Introduction to AOD
  2. July 14: Alcohol, smoking, cannabis and nitrous oxide
  3. July 21: Psychostimulants and ketamine
  4. July 28: Opioids and benzodiazepines

Insight Queensland

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

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If you are aware of any relevant PD opportunities or resources we have missed, please contact the library. If you ever in need of information or resources, contact our librarian – she loves a challenge! If you want to subscribe to the blog, just “Ask the Librarian

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