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

August – December 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.

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

2017 Professional Development Training Calendar will be available at the end of November


  • Workshop 13. Introduction to Sensory Modulation

    Date: Friday 2nd December 2016 Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm

    This experiential learning day will provide participants with an overview of sensory modulation as it applies in mental health and dual diagnosis settings. Sensory modulation uses a recovery oriented and trauma informed approach.

    Clinical, medical and peer advisory staff with an interest in learning about sensory modulation as a means of self-regulation and enabling participation in daily life and recovery.  


    DATE:      
    Friday 2nd December 2016

    TIME:       9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

    COST:      $220 (lunch and tea/coffee provided)

    REGISTER:  Click Here to Register

  • Workshop 14. Legacies Unmasked: Recognising and Working with the Lasting Trauma for Adults Raised by Parents with a Serious Mental Illness

    Date: Wednesday 7th December 2016 Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm


    This interactive workshop will provide practical concrete strategies to identify what is interfering in the largely invisible/silent lives of this cohort, and ways of helping them deal with typical issues. Key principles will be based on the facilitator’s extensive clinical experience, original research and resources. Participants can integrate or apply this knowledge to their own clinical work as appropriate.

    DATE:      Wednesday 7th December 2016

    TIME:       9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

    COST:      $220 (lunch and tea/coffee provided)

    REGISTER:  Click Here to Register

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