News Professional Development Blog: May

Professional Development Blog: May


Welcome to the May 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

Ask a Librarian

From the library collection

Corbett, L., Bohn‐Goldbaum, E., Crane, M., & Engelen, L. (2021). Reporting physical activity in minutes not bouts: findings from a survey in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 45(2).

Dash, G. F., Martin, N. G., Agrawal, A., Lynskey, M. T., & Slutske, W. S. (2021). Typologies of illicit drug use in mid‐adulthood: a quasi‐longitudinal latent class analysis in a community‐based sample of twins. Addiction, 116(5).

Deacon, R. M., Mammen, K., Bruno, R., Mills, L., Dunlop, A., Holmes, J., … & Lintzeris, N. (2021). Assessing the concurrent validity, inter‐rater reliability and test–re‐test reliability of the Australian Treatment Outcomes Profile (ATOP) in alcohol and opioid treatment populations. Addiction, 116(5).

Donelan, C. J., Hayes, E., Potee, R. A., Schwartz, L., & Evans, E. A. (2021). COVID-19 and treating incarcerated populations for opioid use disorder. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment124.

Kirby, S., Edwards, K., Yu, S., van Gool, K., Powell-Davies, G., Harris-Roxas, B., … & Hall, J. (2020). Improving outcomes for marginalised rural families through a care navigator program. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 32(2).

Nyemcsok, C., Thomas, S. L., Pitt, H., Pettigrew, S., Cassidy, R., & Daube, M. (2021). Young people’s reflections on the factors contributing to the normalisation of gambling in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 45(2).

Rawson, R., Glasner, S., Brecht, M. L., & Farabee, D. (2021). A randomized comparison of 4 vs. 16 weeks of psychosocial treatment for stimulant users. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment124.

Rivas, M., Killian, T., Rinke, C., & Cole, R. (2021). Female Offenders Under Community Supervision: A Phenomenological Analysis. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling42(1).

Tanudjaja, S. A., Chih, H., Burns, S., Crawford, G., Hallett, J., & Jancey, J. (2021). Alcohol consumption and associated harms among university students in Australia: Findings from a cross‐sectional study. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 32(2).

Ask a Librarian

Open access

Christensen, K. A., Forbush, K. T., Richson, B. N., Thomeczek, M. L., Perko, V. L., Bjorlie, K., … & Wildes, J. E. (2021). Food insecurity associated with elevated eating disorder symptoms, impairment, and eating disorder diagnoses in an American University student sample before and during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemicThe International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Jackson, K. M., Merrill, J. E., Stevens, A. K., Hayes, K. L., & White, H. R. (2021). Changes in Alcohol Use and Drinking Context due to the COVID‐19 Pandemic: A Multimethod Study of College Student Drinkers. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

Leckning, B., He, V. Y., Condon, J. R., Hirvonen, T., Milroy, H., & Guthridge, S. (2021). Patterns of child protection service involvement by Aboriginal children associated with a higher risk of self-harm in adolescence: a retrospective population cohort study using linked administrative dataChild Abuse & Neglect113.

Nash, S., & Arora, A. (2021). Interventions to improve health literacy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: a systematic reviewBMC Public Health21(1).

Sofija, E., Harris, N., Sebar, B., & Phung, D. (2021). Who Are the Flourishing Emerging Adults on the Urban East Coast of Australia?International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health18(3), 1125.

New resources


Wednesdays 10-11 am (AEST)

E-book of the month

′This book should be on the shelf of every professional that works with teenagers in ANY setting. As lives become increasingly busy, emotional health andl literacy is often overlooked. In this text, Rae shows us how to create a dialogue with teenagers and reminds us that emotional health is an indicator of overall health as teenagers become adults′ -Donna Duffy, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA The pressures and concerns of teenagers are at the forefront of their emotional and mental health. This resource provides young men and women with guidance and tools to recognise the importance of social skills to aid their development. The sessions and practical activities will allow students to address issues of identity, self esteem, covering topics including relationships, drugs and problem-solving. The new edition also looks at: – Gang cultures – Cyber bullying – Future pressures – Eating disorders This new resource also introduces therapeutic approaches to promote well-being, as well as offering accessible worksheets which can be downloaded from the ′Preview′ tab above. Tina Rae has 25 years experience working with children, adults and families in both clinical and educational contexts within local authorities. She is currently a Professional and Academic tutor on the Doctorate in Child and Educational Psychology at University of East London. (publisher)

Insight Queensland

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

More details

Other webinars and podcasts

Walk on the wild side symposium

WOWS14 through the looking glass

Online or at Brisbane 14 May


Topics include:

  • Keynote: “Healthcare Megatrends” – DR Claire Naughtin, CSIRO
  • Keynote: “Trends in ice and future directions in treatment” – Prof Nicole Lee, 360Edge
  • Long-acting injection buprenorphine
  • Untoxicated
  • Day programs in the NGO residential rehabilitation settings
  • COVID effects on substance use

Ask a librarian

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”

We're Here to help

if you have any enquiries feedback or
suggestions regarding our services and
support, we'd love to hear from you.