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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Saturday 29 September 2018
Conference Room (upstairs) 544 William Street MOUNT LAWLEY (Cnr Chelmsford Rd).
Fees: $275 (includes GST); Lunch, tea and coffee provided.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
Training and Workforce Development Providers
- Anglicare WA - Professional Development Training - draws on more than 40 years’ experience as a leading service provider in the social services sector to develop and deliver quality training and professional development workshops to a range of audiences; from administration and teaching aids, to community service workers and psychologist through to lawyers and corporate groups.
- Cracks in the Ice - This online training provides frontline workers, including peer workers, alcohol and other drug workers and clinicians, with information and resources about ice (crystal methamphetamine).
- Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health - free training and information.
- Holyoake - DRUMBEAT Facilitator Training - Holyoake is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers DRUMBEAT Facilitator Training to community and youth workers.
- Karen Hulls - Complex Trauma Training WA - deliver a range of comprehensive training programs for workers and carers who work with children, youth, adults and families who have experienced complex trauma.
- Mental Health Commission - AODtraining@MHC - provides a range of knowledge and skills-based training events on alcohol and other drugs and comorbidity. Events are free-of-charge and include induction training for new workers.
- Relationships Australia WA - Professional Development - provides training for family and community support professionals to develop specialist relationship counselling, mediation and management skills. Training is provided from basic to advanced professional competency levels.
- SMART Recovery Program Training - SMART Recovery Australia offers training in the SMART Recovery behavioural change and addiction treatment program and how to run a SMART meeting in the community or your organisation.
- Sexual Assault and Resource Centre (SARC) - provides quality, evidence based education and training opportunities on issues related to sexual assault and sexual abuse to professional workers, students and volunteers.
- The Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) - offers a range of courses targeted to meet specific needs of the mental health workforce, enhance the skill development of roles which relate to mental health, and educate the wider community.
- William Street Family Therapy Centre - provides family and relationship professionals with high quality hands-on training courses, workshops and supervision.
- WISDOM in Your Life – Psychological and Aboriginal ways - provides training for mental health professionals.
- Womens Health and Family Services - Training for Health Professionals - WHFS presentations, seminars, workshops and training sessions can be tailored to specific group interests and budgets. In addition WHFS offers a professional supervision and consultancy service for individual, group and organisational issues concerning women and families.
- pdf Comprehensive Alcohol and other Drug Workforce Development in Western Australia - Full Report (2.71 MB) - WANADA
- 2018 Peer Workforce Report - WA Peer Supporters' Network
WANADA provides information about training and workforce development through our e-newsletter FYI.