News Professional development blog: September 2021

Professional development blog: September 2021


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

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From the library collection

Deans, E., Ravulo, J., Blignault, I., & Conroy, E. (2021). Understanding the needs of local youth to inform drug and alcohol prevention and harm reduction services: A qualitative study. Health Promotion Journal of Australia32(3), 416-424.

Farah Nasir, B., Brennan‐Olsen, S., Gill, N. S., Beccaria, G., Kisely, S., Hides, L., … & Toombs, M. (2021). A community‐led design for an Indigenous Model of Mental Health Care for Indigenous people with depressive disorders. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health,  45(4), 330-337.

Higgins, K., O’Neill, N., O’Hara, L., Jordan, J. A., McCann, M., O’Neill, T., … & Campbell, A. (2021). New psychoactives within polydrug use trajectories—evidence from a mixed‐method longitudinal study. Addiction, 116(9), 2454-2462.

Hurzeler, T., Buckley, N. A., Noghrehchi, F., Malouf, P., Page, A., Schumann, J. L., & Chitty, K. M. (2021). Alcohol‐related suicide across Australia: a geospatial analysis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health,  45(4), 394-399.

Lam, T., Fischer, J., Salom, C., Ogeil, R., Wilson, J., Lubman, D. I., … & Allsop, S. (2021). Safety first: Beliefs of older peers supplying alcohol to underage friends. Health Promotion Journal of Australia32(3), 407-415.

Lowry, N., Marsden, J., Clydesdale, B., Eastwood, B., Havelka, E. M., & Goetz, C. (2021). Acute impact of self‐guided mental imagery on craving in cocaine use disorder: a mixed‐methods analysis of a randomized controlled trial. Addiction, 116(9), 2418-2430.

Stewart, R. E., Shen, L., Kwon, N., Vigderman, J., Kramer, S., Mandell, D. S., … & Rothbard, A. B. (2021). Transporting to treatment: Evaluating the effectiveness of a mobile engagement unit. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment129, 108377.

Volkow, N. D., & Blanco, C. (2021). Research on substance use disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment129, 108385.

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Open access

Biden, E. J., Greenwood, C. J., Macdonald, J. A., Spry, E. A., Letcher, P., Hutchinson, D., … & Olsson, C. A. (2021). Preparing for future adversities: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia for promoting relational resilience in families. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 1319.

Hill, B., Uink, B., Dodd, J., Bonson, D., Eades, A. M., & Bennett, S. (2021). Breaking the silence: Insights into the lived experiences of WA Aboriginal/LGBTIQ+ people: Community summary report 2021.

Kershaw, S., Birrell, L., Deen, H., Newton, N. C., Stapinski, L. A., Champion, K. E., … & Chapman, C. (2021). Evaluation of a Digital Health Initiative in Illicit Substance Use: Cross-sectional Survey Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research23(8), e29026.

Lunnay, B., Toson, B., Wilson, C., Miller, E. R., Meyer, S. B., Olver, I. N., … & Ward, P. R. (2021). Social Class and Changes in Australian Women’s Affect and Alcohol Consumption During COVID-19Frontiers in Public Health9, 876.

Ogeil, R. P., Scott, D., Faulkner, A., Wilson, J., Beard, N., Smith, K., … & Lubman, D. I. (2021). Changes in alcohol intoxication-related ambulance attendances during COVID-19: How have government announcements and policies affected ambulance call outs?The Lancet Regional Health-Western Pacific14, 100222.

Vallesi, S., & Wood, L. (2021). Aboriginal experiences of Housing First.

Videos & Podcasts

Addressing alcohol and drug issues among construction workers

9 September, 10-11 am. Hosted by NADA

How to use ATOP in your clinical practice

NADA is pleased to present this webinar on How to use the ATOP in your Clinical Practice, with Professor Nick Lintzeris. Nick will describe the multiple uses and benefits of using ATOPs as a clinical screening tool, to monitor a person’s progress throughout treatment and to help standardise treatment and communication between service providers.

Vulnerable children

Monash Addiction Research Centre take a look at substance use among young people, focusing on the ‘crossover’ of children at the nexus of the youth justice and child protection systems, and the implications of caregiver substance abuse in children’s involvement in the system.

September 16, 2021

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM


Tobacco Endgame

In this wide-ranging discussion, public health and behaviour experts Hayden McRobbie and Alys Havard discuss the merits of e-cigarettes and whether they are a legitimate tool to break addiction, or just a smoke screen.

19 October


New resources

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Symposium Series

Each person needs their own Zoom link to join. You can choose any one symposium, or get a (separate) link for each of the four symposiums.
Click on a date below to register (Thursdays, 11:30-12:30pm, AEST):
Have a listen to last year’s Symposium Series to see what it is all about.

Living works Start

LivingWorks Start is a 90-minute online training program that prepares trainees with the skills to recognize when someone is having thoughts of suicide and respond to keep them safe.

Cost: $27.95

Trauma masterclass

2 day online interactive masterclass with 360Edge.

Cost: $445.50 – $655

Wed, 15 Sep 2021, 9:00 AM –

Thu, 16 Sep 2021, 4:30 PM

NDARC Annual Research Symposium

Free and online. 20-22 October 2021.

Risk Factors for Alcohol and Other Drug Use: Implications for Prevention

This presentation will discuss the prevalence of drug and alcohol use among young people; the role personality, mental health and the developing brain have on shaping teenager’s drug and alcohol use, and implications for prevention.

Comorbidity Guidelines

Free online training comprising of 11 modules

Insight Queensland


Wednesdays 10-11 am (AEST)

 More details and archive

Insight Queensland


Online and face to face – free for Queensland AOD workers

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