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Professional Development Blog: March


Welcome to the March 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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Akcan, G., Öztürk, E., & Erdoğan, B. (2021). The Investigation of the Mediating Role of Coping Strategies on the Relationship Between Childhood Traumas, Depression and Alcohol Use Disorder in University Students. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 108305.

Eriksson, L., Bryant, S., McPhedran, S., Mazerolle, P., & Wortley, R. (2020). Alcohol and drug problems among Australian homicide offenders. Addiction, 116(3), 618-631.

Mallik, S., Starrels, J. L., Shannon, C., Edwards, K., & Nahvi, S. (2021). “An undercover problem in the Muslim community”: A qualitative study of imams’ perspectives on substance use. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment123, 108224.

Pennay, A., Savic, M., Seear, K., Volpe, I., Manning, V., & Room, R. (2021). Decriminalising public drunkenness: Accountability and monitoring needed in the ongoing and evolving management of public intoxication. Drug and Alcohol Review40(2), 205-209.

Raymundo, G., Smith‐Merry, J., & McNab, J. (2020). Experiences of health service literacy and access amongst Australian young adults from migrant backgrounds. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 32(S1), 69-79.

Richardson, L., Dong, H., Kerr, T., Milloy, M. J., & Hayashi, K. (2020). Drug‐related harm coinciding with income assistance payments: results from a community‐based cohort of people who use drugs. Addiction, 116(3), 536-545.

Smith, J. A., Merlino, A., Christie, B., Adams, M., Bonson, J., Osborne, R. H., … & Gupta, H. (2020). Using social media in health literacy research: A promising example involving Facebook with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males from the Top End of the Northern Territory. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 32(S1), 186-191.

Wright, C. J., Livingston, M., Dwyer, R., & Callinan, S. (2020). Second, third, fourth COVID‐19 waves and the ‘pancession’: We need studies that account for the complexities of how the pandemic is affecting alcohol consumption in Australia. Drug and Alcohol Review, 40(2), 179-182.

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Open access

Aggarwal, S., Borschmann, R., & Patton, G. C. (2021). Tackling stigma in self-harm and suicide in the young. The Lancet Public Health6(1), e6-e7.

Austin, T., & Boyd, J. (2021). Having a voice and saving lives: a qualitative survey on employment impacts of people with lived experience of drug use working in harm reduction. Harm Reduction Journal18(1), 1-12.

Bartlett, L., Martin, A., Neil, A. L., Memish, K., Otahal, P., Kilpatrick, M., & Sanderson, K. (2019). A systematic review and meta-analysis of workplace mindfulness training randomized controlled trials. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology24(1), 108.

Hulsmans, D. H., Otten, R., Schijven, E. P., & Poelen, E. A. (2021). Exploring the role of emotional and behavioral problems in a personality-targeted prevention program for substance use in adolescents and young adults with intellectual disabilityResearch in Developmental Disabilities109, 103832.

New resources


Wednesdays 10-11 am (AEST)

Other webinars

Screening for problem gambling

Learn more about:

• how to screen for problem gambling

• initiating a conversation about gambling

• support services for people with gambling concerns?

E-book of the month

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Dr. Alfred J. Malinowski’s book provides a comprehensive resource on self-care for those working in the field of psychotherapy. Beginning with an exploration of the role and duties of the mental health practitioner, Dr. Malinowski describes how the demands of practice can lead therapists to diminished psychological well-being. He explores the impact this can have and, through an examination of the latest research, reiterates the importance of the self-care of the practitioner. He presents a number of self-care techniques and strategies and explains how they can be applied to maintain psychological, spiritual, physical and social well-being. A final section explores the need for additional training for psychotherapists in the area of the hazards and self-care, both in graduate courses for future clinicians and to help experienced therapists continue learning and practicing self-care principles in their daily lives. Highlighting the importance of self-care in the psychotherapy profession, this book will be of immeasurable value to psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and other mental health professionals. (publisher)

Insight Queensland

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

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CBT For AOD Workers

4 March, 9-4:30pm

Cost: $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

Working with families in AOD settings

18 March, 9-4:30pm

Cost: $295-355

This workshop is designed for any practitioners who want to work more effectively with families and carers of people who use alcohol and other drugs,

Trauma informed care

24 March, 9-4:30pm

Cost: $295-355

This one-day foundation workshop addresses working with clients in a trauma-informed way. This includes understanding trauma and its impacts, identifying signs and symptoms of trauma and conducting trauma screening

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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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