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.

  • May - Friday 2nd May 2014 9.15am – 1:00pm (half day)

    This workshop outlines the principles for writing effective, standardised case notes and illustrates how these written records represent a critical component of delivering quality clinical care.
    All participants receive a quick reference guide.

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    Expression of Interest Forms can be completed by downloading the PDF file below.

  • June - Monday 16th June 2014 9:15am – 1:00pm (half day)

    Working with clients with low cognitive functioning who present with alcohol and drug issues
    This workshop will cover important aspects of identifying, assessing and developing appropriate treatment plans.

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    Expression of Interest Forms can be completed by downloading the PDF file below.

  • May - June 2014

    Turning Point in conjunction with the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH) has been funded by the Department of Health and Ageing to provide training focusing on best practice skills for working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities within an AOD setting. This statewide training is part of the ‘Catching Up’ project which aims to increase awareness of dual diagnosis to CALD communities.

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    Expression of Interest Forms can be completed by downloading the PDF file below.