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Mental Health First Aid Youth

This Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to provide initial support to Young People who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis, using a practical, evidence based Action Plan. This course is based on the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals. Learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, where and how to get help when a young... [More]

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Double Whammy Masterclass – Co-occurring Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs

Workers who are innovative and responsive to ever-changing best practice standards do better quality work and last longer! Seize this opportunity to take your already established skills and knowledge to the next level. This workshop will utilise peer teaching & learning, and a range of activities crafted to hone your ability to respond to complexity. While the focus is on clients living with co-occurring mental health and AOD issues, it draws on a holistic, strengths-based... [More]

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Orientation to the Alcohol and Other Drugs Field

Acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to increase your ability to work with clients who use and misuse alcohol and/or other drugs. Topics include historical and current drug trends, drug use patterns models of dependence, overview of pharmacology, treatment approaches, harm reduction, the role of prevention, assessment and referral, and crisis management. This course also includes information on services and practical strategies to support workers in the field. At the... [More]

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Working with Anxiety Disorders

This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the major anxiety disorders, including diagnosis, epidemiology, assessment, comorbidity, and treatment strategies. It is relevant to those seeking greater understanding of anxiety disorders and effective treatment approaches and strategies. The workshop provides a sound basis to self understanding and management of anxiety. Day one will cover recognising and assessing various anxiety disorders and frameworks for understanding... [More]

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Relapse Prevention in Mental Health and AOD treatment

Learn relapse prevention strategies for clients to support their recovery from mental health and/or AOD issues. You will be introduced to a range of tools to assist with monitoring wellbeing. a. Relapse prevention is an essential aspect of behavioural change for clients addressing both AOD and mental health issues. It involves understanding the process of change; differentiating between a lapse and a relapse; eliminating a sense of failure; identifying triggers and developing... [More]

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Personality Disorders: A Psychodynamic and Attachment Theory Perspective

This workshop overviews personality development, identifying the key developmental tasks (e.g. emotional regulation, identity, boundaries, etc). This provides clinicians with a map for healthy personality development, as well as shedding light on how personality issues develop. The workshop will look at how personality development shapes perception, emotional responses and how we cope with interpersonal relationships and our internal world (thoughts and feelings). The workshop will... [More]

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Complex Trauma and Mental Health

The Adverse Childhood Experience study (ACE study) outlines the detrimental legacy left in the wake of complex childhood trauma. Yet, these early negative experiences do not need to define or determine one’s life and experience of Self. Understanding the impacts of complex trauma and the relationship with adult mental health symptoms is a key step in transforming this legacy. Understanding the impact of complex trauma on the brain (neurological structures and functions), psychology... [More]

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Personality Disorders

Being diagnosed with a personality disorder (PD) can be a two-pronged diagnosis. On the one hand, a person may feel some relief to finally gain an understanding of their malaise. On the other hand, a diagnosis of a PD can be acutely stigmatising and demoralising. A PD diagnosis can signal that the mental health system has largely given up, that a person’s behaviour is too complex and erratic, and that medications are of little benefit. Diagnostic frameworks for PD’s tend to reflect... [More]

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Motivational Interviewing: Refining Practice

The purpose of this one-day workshop is to build on the foundations of motivational interviewing introduced in the introductory motivational interviewing course offered through CCWT. The workshop will also provide an opportunity for participants to consolidate their skills, with a particular focus on the language of change. Participants will: Review foundations of motivational interviewing Recognise change talk Evoke change talk Respond to change talk Plan in the motivational... [More]

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