Professional Development

Turning Point is able to provide fee for service training in a range of areas including; Introduction to dealing with Alcohol and Drug issues (for secondary schools, tertiary institutions, workplaces and allied health professionals), Assessment, Treatment and Referral for AOD problems, Young People and AOD issues, Pharmacotherapy, Dual Diagnosis and Mental Health Assessment and Treatment for AOD clinicians, Understanding and treating Methamphetamine users and other topics by negotiation.

In addition to fee for service training, Turning Point is also delivering a Training Calendar, with workshops scheduled throughout the year and advertised below. These workshops are available to the AOD sector, other allied health professionals and/or community groups. The workshops will run from Turning Point’s training room in Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne.

Our training staff have extensive clinical and training experience.

Please contact Naomi Crafti at naomic@turningpoint.org.au for more information about any of Turning Point’s professional development programs.

Training Calendar

February – June 2016

Turning Point is offering a range of workshops and seminars across 2016 to support professional development, contribute to workforce sustainability and strengthen evidence based practice. The workshops are facilitated by specialists in their field who have both clinical and training expertise.

There are nine workshops across the first half of 2016 which are either half day or one day. The one day workshop topics include understanding Aboriginal mental health – part 2, cannabis facts and evidence based interventions, understanding and treating people with a diagnosis of BPD, adolescent AOD use, alcohol and drug use and sleep, settlement trauma and addiction and working with refugee related trauma. The half day workshops include up to date hepatitis C information and basic effects of drug use on pregnancy, breast feeding and managing risks.

The training is relevant to those working in the AOD sector, allied health professionals including nurses, psychologists, social workers, welfare workers and also school teachers.

  • Thursday 17th March 2016 9:15am – 4:00pm


    This one day training is designed for AOD workers and other health professionals seeking the most up to date information around cannabis including evidence based treatment.

    Further details and registration click here

    Professional Development Workshop Flyer can be downloaded below.

  • Monday 21st March 2016 9:30am – 4:30pm


    This one day training is designed for AOD workers and other health professionals seeking to gain an understanding of working with people who have a Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis.

    Further details and registration 
    click here

    Professional Development Workshop Flyer can be downloaded below.

  • Thursday 29th April 2016 9.00am – 4.00pm


    This one day training is designed for AOD workers and other health professionals seeking to gain an understanding of sleep and substance use. 

    Further details and registration click here

    Professional Development Workshop Flyer can be downloaded below.
  • Thursday 5th May 2016 9.30am – 4.30pm


    Understanding culture, settlement and trauma are key to effective engagement with migrants and refugees that experience alcohol and other drug issues. This workshop is facilitated by the Centre for Culture Ethnicity & Health (CEH) and the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (Foundation House).  It is for anyone working in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Sector and provides tools and strategies to work with people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, from the perspective of cultural competence and trauma informed care. 

    Further details and registration click here

    Professional Development Workshop Flyer can be downloaded below.

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