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Understanding and Managing Addiction


Presenter: Dr Maxine O’Brien

This webinar will begin by briefly exploring the prevalence of substance addiction in Australia, how we know there is a problem to be addressed, and important areas of current concern to Australian Alcohol and Other Drug workers.

Maxine will then aim to provide attendees with an enhanced understanding of the lived experience of addiction, encompassing the important psychological, social and neurobiological features of this common, yet sometimes challenging presentation. We will then build on this enhanced understanding through a discussion of healthy behaviour change and its challenges.

Finally, attendees will be provided with focused, practical tools to address this condition such as motivational interviewing approaches, a suggested framework for brief interventions, and insights into therapeutic approaches to address addiction experienced as a co-morbid condition with other mental health diagnoses.

Booking: www.trybooking.com/463003

Contact: Ros Turner
Email: qca@qca.asn.au

This event counts as 2 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

For full details regarding the event please go to the website.


Date
08/05/2019
Time
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

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