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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.

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From the library collection

Callinan, S., Smit, K., Mojica‐Perez, Y., D’Aquino, S., Moore, D., & Kuntsche, E. (2021). Shifts in alcohol consumption during the COVID‐19 pandemic: early indications from Australia. Addiction, 116(6), 1381-1388.

Chainey, C., & Burke, K. (2021). Emerging adult wellbeing: associations with adverse childhood experiences, parenting practices and the parent-adolescent relationship. Australian Psychologist, 56(3), 181-192.

Fiacco, L., Pearson, B. L., & Jordan, R. (2021). Telemedicine works for treating substance use disorder: The STAR clinic experience during COVID-19. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment125, 108312.

Kelly, P. J., Deane, F. P., Davis, E. L., Hudson, S., Robinson, L. D., Keane, C. A., … & Larance, B. (2021). Routine outcome measurement in specialist non‐government alcohol and other drug treatment services: Establishing effectiveness indicators for the NADA base. Drug and Alcohol Review40(4), 540-552.

Martínez-Loredo, V., Macipe, V., Pérez, J. E., & Al-Halabí, S. (2021). Clinical symptoms and personality traits predict subpopulations of treatment-seeking substance users. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment125, 108314.

Riggs, D. W. (2021). Evaluating outcomes from an Australian webinar series on affirming approaches to working with trans and non-binary young people. Australian Psychologist56(3), 217-232.

Thoradeniya, M. R., Wessel, E. L., Pourmarzi, D., Najman, J. M., & Smirnov, A. (2021). The prevalence of mental health disorders among young adults who use amphetamine‐type stimulants, compared to young adults who do not. Drug and Alcohol Review, 40(4), 557-566.

Weatherburn, D., & Yeong, S. (2021). Does correctional supervision of amphetamine users reduce the risk of re‐offending?. Addiction, 116(6), 1472-1481.


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Open access

Dyregrov, K., & Selseng, L. B. (2021). “Nothing to mourn, He was just a drug addict”-stigma towards people bereaved by drug-related death. Addiction Research & Theory, 1-11.

James, R. J., & Bradley, A. (2021). The use of social media in research on gambling: a systematic reviewCurrent Addiction Reports, 1-11.

Gibson, D. J., Glazier, J. J., & Olson, K. R. (2021). Evaluation of Anxiety and Depression in a Community Sample of Transgender Youth. JAMA network open4(4), e214739-e214739.

Measham, F., & Turnbull, G. (2021). Intentions, actions and outcomes: A follow up survey on harm reduction practices after using an English festival drug checking serviceInternational Journal of Drug Policy, 103270.

New resources


Wednesdays 10-11 am (AEST)

other webinars

Anxiety & alcohol use

What clinicians need to know

Digital technology, gambling and gaming

Presented by Professor Malcolm Battersby, for NDARC

E-book of the month

Changing behavior in DBT: problem solving in action

by Heidi L. Heard & Michaela A. Swales

This book delves into problem solving, one of the core components of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). The authors are leading DBT trainers who elucidate the therapy’s principles of behaviour change and use case examples to illustrate their effective application. Particular attention is given to common pitfalls that therapists encounter in analysing target behaviours–for example, a suicide attempt or an episode of bingeing and purging–and selecting and implementing appropriate solutions. Guidelines are provided for successfully implementing the full range of DBT problem-solving strategies, including skills training, stimulus control and exposure, cognitive restructuring, and contingency management. (from publisher)

Insight Queensland

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

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