Workforce Development

Workforce development and training opportunities for people working in the alcohol and other drug sector in Western Australia.


Upcoming Training and Workforce Development Opportunities

Turning Point - Connect & Learn webinar: Role of risk in adolescent development – young people and drug use

Wednesday 19 September 2018, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Free Webinar
Register at Eventbrite

2019 Post Graduate Course in Systemic and Family Therapy : Information Evening Session

Wednesday 19 September 2018, 6.00 pm
2/141 Stirling Highway, Nedlands

The Systemic Consultation Centre’s Post Graduate course in Systemic Therapy and Family Therapy has training program accreditation from the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT). This training program is designed for clinicians looking for in depth learning of the theory and practice of Systemic Therapy and Family Therapy. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, trainees are eligible to apply for clinical membership of the AAFT.

For further information or registration, please contact Roxanne Garven by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Consumer Protection WA - No place for family violence.

Do you work with people affected by family and domestic violence (FDV)?

Friday 21 September 2018
1.45pm - 3.30pm
Herb Graham Recreation Centre, Mirrabooka.
This is a free event. Light refreshments will be provided.

Consumer Protection WA, in conjunction with the Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre, is hosting a networking session and delivering a presentation outlining upcoming FDV related tenancy law changes – the Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2018. Legal Aid WA will also present details of its exciting new communication resource called Blurred Borders, which includes a Family Violence Kit for community lawyers.

Please respond by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 5pm on 20 September 2018.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre - AOD treatment and the criminal justice system

with guest presenter Michael Doyle from the Centre for Research Excellence in Indigenous Health and Alcohol at the University of Sydney

Tuesday 25 September 2018
10:00am - 11:00am AWST
Free Webinar.

In this webinar Michael will present his PhD research, which involved a systematic literature review, an analysis of alcohol and other drug use (AOD) patterns of people entering prison in New South Wales, and the interviewing of 31 men in prison about their AOD treatment experiences.

To access the webinar and for further information, visit aodknowledgecentre.ecu.edu.au.

Women in prison and Einstein’s definition of madness: doing what doesn’t work – over and over and over...

with Keynote Speakers Professor Patricia Easteal, Dr. Hannah McGlade, and Ms. Robyn Westgate

Thursday 27 September 2018
9:00am – 4:30pm
The University Club of Western Australia, Hackett Drive, Crawley WA 6009
Tickets from $74.94.- at Eventbrite.

A limited number of scholarship positions is available. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to apply.

William Street Family Therapy - Working With Families, Mental Health and AOD Issues

Working with families where mental illness and or drug and alcohol abuse are core issues
Rosemary Watkins
Saturday 29 September 2018
Conference Room (upstairs) 544 William Street MOUNT LAWLEY (Cnr Chelmsford Rd).

Fees: $275 (includes GST); Lunch, tea and coffee provided.

Some knowledge of systems theory is desirable but not essential. For more information, please contact William Street Family Therapy Centre on (08) 9227 8038 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Positive Choices Webinar - Teenage Gatherings and Parties: How can parents keep their teens safe?

Presented by Mr Paul Dillon, Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia

Wednesday 3 October 2018
4pm - 5pm AWST
Please register at gotowebinar.com.

PHAA WA Branch - How to Win Friends and Influence Policy: Effectively Engaging in Consultation Processes

with Janine Freeman MLA, Chair of the Education and Health Standing Committee; Professor Tarun Weeramanthri, WA’s former Chief Health Officer, and; Noni Walker, Community Partnerships Director at the Australian Council on Smoking and Health

Thursday 4 October 2018, 9am-11am
Bendat Parent and Community Centre, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley
Cost: PHAA members free | $10 for non-members | $5 for non-members participating via videoconference

For more information and to registrer, visit eventbrite.com.au.

AODtraining@MHC - AOD Skills – Beyond Brief Interventions

ST333 AOD skills – Beyond brief interventions
Wednesday 10 - Thursday 12 October 2018
9am – 4.30pm

Learn how to strengthen your therapeutic skills when working with clients around their alcohol and/or other drug (AOD) use.
Please note: If you have completed “ST284 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing” or “ST284 Part 1” in the last two years, you may choose not to attend Day 1.
Target audience: Human service providers in a counselling role who are new to working with clients who use AOD

For more information and to apply, please visit AODtraining@MHC. If you have any queries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application deadline: Wednesday 19 September 2018

Hepatitis C CPD Update: Management and Treatment in Primary Care & Drug and Alcohol Settings

Wednesday 10 October 2018
3:30pm - 6:00pm AWST
Please register at gotowebinar.com.

NDRI - Implementation Science and AOD Projects

What is implementation science and why it should be reflected in AOD projects
A free public seminar with Joanna Moullin – Lecturer, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Curtin University

Thursday 11 October 2018
10.30am - morning tea sponsored by APSAD
11am - seminar
Technology Park, Building 603, Level 2 Seminar Room (Room 213), Sarich Way, Bentley

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, visit NDRI Events.

Systemic Consultation Centre - Extending Systemic and Family Therapy Practice

8 week course, run over 8 Thursday mornings, 11 October - 29 November 2018
9.00am to 12.30pm
Systemic Consultation Centre, 2/141 Stirling Highway, Nedlands
Fees: $850.00 incl. GST

This course aims to enhance both systemic conceptual and technical skills along with skills that assist clinicians in monitoring the relationships they develop with families. It is designed for practitioners who have undertaken introductory training in systemic and family therapy and are wanting to enhance and consolidate their knowledge and therapeutic skills. It is also designed for practitioners who may want a refresher of their practice.

For further information, please contact Roxanne Garven on 0423 165 971 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SPSW Workshop - Engaging and Planning with Clients and Their Families with High Needs Complex Multi-Problems

presented by Dr. Barbara Meddin, Human Service Consulting

Wednesday 17 October 2018
8:45am – 4:30pm
Enable WA, 104 Beach Road, Bunbury
Costs: $159.00 SPSW members / $199.00 Non-SPSW member / $65.00 Students (limited numbers)

Have you ever wondered about how to engage clients and their families with high needs and complex multi problems? Do you know how to determine if the presenting problem is the ‘real problem’ or just a symptom of the actual problem? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then this workshop is for you.

Please contact Barbara Meddin on 0417 959 058 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

South Hedland DRUMBEAT Facilitator Training

by Holyoake DRUMBEAT.

6 - 8 November 2018, 9am - 4pm
Youth Involvement Council Inc, 34 Lawson Street, South Hedland WA

DRUMBEAT is evidence-based social and emotional learning program, incorporating hand-drumming and proven to build resilience and show measurable changes in social behaviour.

Register at Eventbrite or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (08) 9416 4444 for more information.

WHFS - Trauma Informed Practice and Alcohol and other Drug Use

Facilitator: Fiona Reid, Womens Health & Family Services

Wednesday 7 November 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm
227 Newcastle Street, Northbridge
Cost: $210.00 non-members, $168.00 members

The package includes a copy of the manual “Trauma-Informed Treatment Guide for Working with Women with Alcohol and Other Drug Issues” (3rd ed, 2017) by A.Marsh, T.Towers & S.O’Toole (valued at $66.00).

To register, please visit trybooking.com.  For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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