Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Concerns (Dual Diagnosis) Training - Bundaberg, PHN Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast, Tuesday, 03. December 2019

Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Concerns (Dual Diagnosis) Training 
This free 1 day workshop is for anyone who works with people experiencing issues with substance use and co-occurring mental health concerns. It has been funded by the PHN - Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast and is created and facilitated by QuIHN.
The workshop is based on the premise that all workers in the AOD and/or mental health sector should understand what is meant by the term 'dual diagnosis' when referring to co-occurring mental health and substance use issues, have knowledge of mental health symptoms that can interfere with AOD treatment and vice versa, understand the risks and harms associated with dual diagnosis, respond skilfully to challenging situations and appreciate the importance of reflective practice when working with clients in this area.
The modules are:
1 - What Is Dual Diagnosis?

What is meant by ‘dual diagnosis?
How does it occur?
How common is it?
Who is most at risk of mental health problems in the drug treatment setting?

 2 - Mental Health Awareness

What are the most commonly encountered mental health problems in drug treatment?
What are the symptoms?
What evidence based treatment is available?

3 - Mental Health and Substance Use – the nature of the interaction 

How do mental health problems impact on drug use?
How does drug use impact on mental health?
Harm reduction strategies

4 - Treatment Options

Introduction to stepped care
Treatment planning
Measuring client progress

5 - Management of Dual Diagnosis 

Communication skills
Teaching clients basic skills for self-management
Referral techniques and ‘The Referral Game’

6 - Managing Challenging Behaviours and Situations 

Identification, early intervention and de-escalation strategies for anger and hostility
Management of drug treatment interfering behaviours related to personality disorders

7 - Wellbeing and Reflective Practice

The need for support when working with dual diagnosis clients
The importance of a team approach
The role of supervision
The importance of on-going training

The training will be delivered by two of QuIHN's Dual Diagnosis Therapists who have many years experience providing therapeutic interventions to people living with substance use and mental health concerns. They will inculde many case examples and valuable insights in order to compliment and enhance the training material provided. 

Tuesday, 03. December 2019, PHN Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast, Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Concerns (Dual Diagnosis) Training - Bundaberg

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