New dates for Making Waves Intro and Advanced workshops

Posted on: Monday, 30 January 2017

The Making Waves model of practice was developed at Turning Point to address the needs of alcohol and other drug clients whose treatment provides additional challenges because of issues such as self-harm, intense emotionality and/or difficult interpersonal relationships.


The approach is based on the Wise Choices treatment package, an adaptation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Developed by Spectrum: The Personality Disorder Service for Victoria, the approach aims to meet the needs of clients with symptoms of borderline personality disorder.

This approach has now been trialled in a range of settings (mental health, drug and alcohol, community health and forensic) and with a range of ages from adolescents to adults. It is an approach that is relatively easy to learn and is useful for people with a wide range of mental health and AOD issues.

 

Making Waves – Introductory session

2 dates to choose from – Wednesday 24 or Tuesday 30 May 2017

In this one-day workshop, attendees will learn:

  • How to identify heartfelt life directions which can energise treatment.
  • Simple mindfulness and acceptance techniques for dealing with difficult thoughts and feelings.
  • Exercises to help clients understand choice points and how to make wiser choices
  • How the function and context of drug and alcohol use, self-harm and other self-damaging choices can guide treatment.


Trainer
: Jane Morton is a clinical psychologist with over thirty years’ experience in treating clients with severe interpersonal and emotional difficulties in public sector settings. She was lead author of the consultants’ report which led to the establishment of Spectrum – the personality disorder service for Victoria, and lead author of a report which formed the basis of Take Two, a therapeutic service for children and young people in out of home care. She was training manager at Spectrum for over ten years and has provided consultation and training to Turning Point and Eastern Drug and Alcohol Service staff during the trial of the Wise Choices treatment approach for the Making Waves Project.

Where: Turning Point Board Room – 54-62 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Parking: All day parking is available close by at the Melbourne Museum car park on Nicholson Street. Enter before 9.30am and leave after 2.30pm for early bird rate of $17.
When: Wednesday 24 or Tuesday 30 May 2017

Time:  9:30am – 4:00pm
Fee: $95
Register for Wednesday 24 May or Tuesday 30 May

 

Making Waves – Advanced session    

Monday 19 June 2017

This one-day workshop is a follow on from the Making Waves introductory session and clinicians should complete the introduction before attending this advanced session. The training is suitable for clinicians with five or more years of experience who would like to explore how to use acceptance, mindfulness and values-based action approaches with a wide range of clients, including those with severe emotional and interpersonal difficulties.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for a more in-depth exploration of the use of values awareness, defusion, emotion acceptance and choice points with AOD clients who have severe emotional and interpersonal difficulties. The advanced training will have a greater focus on practicing techniques and exploring the issues that arise in participants’ clinical work.

 

*The Making Waves introductory workshop is a prerequisite for Making Waves Advanced. Making Waves introductory sessions are being offered on Wednesday 24 May and Tuesday 30 May.


Trainer: Jane Morton is a clinical psychologist with over thirty years’ experience in treating clients with severe interpersonal and emotional difficulties in public sector settings. She was lead author of the consultants’ report which led to the establishment of Spectrum – the personality disorder service for Victoria, and lead author of a report which formed the basis of Take Two, a therapeutic service for children and young people in out of home care. She was training manager at Spectrum for over ten years and has provided consultation and training to Turning Point and Eastern Drug and Alcohol Service staff during the trial of the Wise Choices treatment approach for the Making Waves Project.

Where: Turning Point Board Room – 54-62 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Parking: All day parking is available close by at the Melbourne Museum car park on Nicholson Street. Enter before 9.30am and leave after 2.30pm for early bird rate of $17.
When: Monday 19 June 2017
Time:  9:30am – 4:00pm
Fee: $95

Register here