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Professional Development Blog: November


Welcome to the November 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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From the library collection

Agaskar, V. R., Albert, A., & Garcia, V. (2020). High‐Risk Youth and Their Families: A Qualitative Needs Assessment. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling41(2), 66-81.

Frederico, M., Long, M., & Andrews, J. (2020). Enhancing Direct Practice with Forgotten Australians: What is the Experience of Service Providers?. Australian Social Work, 73(4), 420-434.

Onnis, L. A., Moylan, R., Whiteside, M., Klieve, H., Smith, K., & Tsey, K. (2020). Integrating the family wellbeing program into practice: A conceptual model. Australian Social Work73(4), 435-448.

Ramirez, V., Wiers, C. E., Wang, G. J., & Volkow, N. D. (2020). Personality traits in substance use disorders and obesity when compared to healthy controls. Addiction. 115(11), 2130-2139.

Skrzynski, C. J., & Creswell, K. G. (2020). Associations between solitary drinking and increased alcohol consumption, alcohol problems, and drinking to cope motives in adolescents and young adults: a systematic review and meta‐analysis. Addiction115(11), 1098-2007.

Smith, J. D., Lassiter, P. S., & Gutierrez, D. (2020). Examining the Relationship of Emotional Intelligence and Cultural Empathy in Addiction Counselors. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling41(2), 97-110.

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Open access

Bowman, S., & Fox, R. (2020). Virtually caring: a qualitative study of internet-based mental health services for LGBT young adults in rural Australia. Rural and Remote Health20(1), 5448-5448.

Neill, E., Meyer, D., Toh, W. L., van Rheenen, T. E., Phillipou, A., Tan, E. J., & Rossell, S. L. (2020). Alcohol use in Australia during the early days of the COVID‐19 pandemic: Initial results from the COLLATE projectPsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences74(10), 542-549.

Robertson, J., Emerson, E., Baines, S., & Hatton, C. (2020). Self-reported smoking, alcohol and drug use among adolescents and young adults with and without mild to moderate intellectual disabilityJournal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability45(1), 35-45.

Wasserman, D., Iosue, M., Wuestefeld, A., & Carli, V. (2020). Adaptation of evidence‐based suicide prevention strategies during and after the COVID‐19 pandemicWorld Psychiatry19(3), 294-306.

New resources

Online learning/ workshops

Cognition training module

This cognition module has been written to support clinicians in the early identification of cognitive risk or difficulties. The module provides practical strategies to use in adapting psychological treatment and assisting a young person who has difficulties with attention, memory, learning and critical thinking skills to get the most out of mental health treatments, and support functional recovery.

NDARC annual research symposium

NDARC, UNSW Sydney, will host webinars every Thursday in November to showcase, ‘Research, policy and practice: Resilience through times of change.’

Attendance is free but registration is essential, with a capacity of 500 attendees per session.

Insight Virtual workshops

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

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E-book of the month

Process-based cbt: the science and Core Clinical Competencies of Cognitive Behavioral Therapybook cover

Edited by Steven C. Hayes and Stefan G. Hofmann, and based on the new training standards developed by the Inter-Organizational Task Force on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology Doctoral Education, this ground-breaking textbook presents the core competencies of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in an innovative, practically applicable way, with contributions from some of the luminaries in the field of behavioural science. CBT is one of the most proven-effective and widely used forms of psychotherapy today. But while there are plenty of books that provide an overview of CBT, this is the first to present the newest recommendations set forth by a special task force of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies—and that focuses on the application of these interventions based on a variety of approaches for doctoral-level education and training. Starting with an exploration of the science and theoretical foundations of CBT, then moving into a thorough presentation of the clinical processes, this book constitutes an accessible, comprehensive guide to grasping and using even the most difficult competencies. Each chapter of Process-Based CBT is written by a leading authority in that field, and their combined expertise presents the best of behaviour therapy and analysis, cognitive therapy, and the acceptance and mindfulness therapies. Most importantly, in addition to gaining an up-to-date understanding of the core processes, with this premiere text you’ll learn exactly how to put them into practice for maximum efficacy. For practitioners, researchers, students, instructors, and other professionals working with CBT, this breakthrough textbook—poised to set the standard in coursework and training—provides the guidance you need to fully comprehend and utilize the core competencies of CBT in a way that honours the behavioural , cognitive, and acceptance and mindfulness wings of the tradition. (from publisher)

insight webinars

Wednesdays 10-11 am (AEST)

Other webinars & podcast

Conferences and graduate studies

Addictive behaviours: graduate courses

In partnership with Monash University, the Graduate Program of Addictive Behaviours offers three levels of online, part-time study.

IPEA Virtual Conferences

The conference will stimulate scientists, clinicians, people with lived experience of mental health problems and family members from around the world to present innovative and culturally significant research and clinical innovations in youth mental health and early intervention.

International mental health conference

Live stream access to all sessions from $299

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