Professional Development

Turning Point is able to provide fee for service training in a range of areas including Introduction to dealing with AOD 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 also delivers a training calendar, with workshops scheduled throughout the year and advertised below. These workshops are available to the AOD sector, other allied health professionals, students and/or community groups. The workshops are held in 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 2018

Turning Point is offering a range of workshops and seminars in 2018 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.


DATE                     TIME PRESENTERS WORKSHOP TITLE
Thursday 15 March 9.30am-4.30pm Dr Jane Oakes Problem gambling for alcohol & other drug clinicians
Friday 27 April
9.30am-4.30pm
Sheridon Byrne and Scott Mills
Identifying & Responding to Family Violence
Monday 14 May
9.30am-4.30pm
AJ Williams-Tchen
Cultural appreciation: Working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander clients and families
Tuesday 12 June
9.30am-4.30pm
Jeremy Wiggins
Developing cultural competency in working with LGBTIQ communities
Wednesday 18 July
9.00am - 12.30pm
Jame Gooden and Catherine Cox
Everyday practical recommendations for working with cognitively impaired AOD clients
Thursday 9 August
9.30am-4.30pm
Dr Katrina Witt
Insights into the treatment of suicidal persons: recent developments in research and clinical practice
Friday 7 September
9.30am-4.30pm
Kate Potter
Mindfulness: The practice, the benefits and the neuroscience
Monday 15 October
9am-4.30pm
Janine Cattanach
Other ways of knowing: understanding Aboriginal trauma
Tuesday 13 November (TBC)
9.30am-4.30pm
Rowan Ogeil, Damon Ashworth and Vanessa Smithies
Sleep and substance use: effects, assessment and intervention (TBC)




       

DATE TIME PRESENTERS WORKSHOP TITLE

Thurs 23rd 
Feb 2017


9:30–4:30 Michael Field Problem Gambling for AOD Clinicians

Thurs 16th 
March 2017


9:30 – 4:30 Dimi Petroulias & Phoebe Spry-Bailey Understanding & Responding to AOD Issues

Mon 20th 
March 2017


9:30 – 4:30 Vanessa Smithies Rowan Ogeil & Damon Ashworth Sleep and Substance Use: Effects Assessment 
and Intervention 

Thurs 27th 
April 2017


9 – 4:30 Janine Cattanach Other ways of knowing: Understanding 
Aboriginal Trauma


Thurs 4th 
May 2017


9 – 12:30 Martin Forrest and Sione Crawford
HEPReady Essentials – workshop 1
note this is a half day workshop


Thurs 4th 
May 2017


1 – 4:30 Martin Forrest & Sione Crawford
HEPReady Essentials – workshop 2
note this is a half day workshop 


Thurs 18th 
May 2017


9:30 – 4:30 Kate Potter
Mindfulness. The practice, the benefits and
the neuroscience
 


Thurs 8th & 
15th June 2017


9:30 – 4:30 Fiona Blee Youth Mental Health First Aid 
note this is a 2 day workshop 
Thurs 27th 
July 2017

9 – 12:30 Vanessa Smithies James Gooden 
& Madeleine Connellan


Everyday practical recommendations and 
strategies for working with cognitively 
impaired AOD clients
note this is a half day workshop 


Thurs 17th 
Aug 2017


9:30 – 4:30 Sharon Patterson & Sandra Roeg Quitting Cannabis – A brief cognitive-behavioural 
 intervention for cannabis dependence 

Thurs 31st 
Aug 2017
 

9:30 – 4:30  Martin Forrest HEPReady Comprehensive 

Thurs 14th 
Sept 2017


9:30 – 4:30  Yvette Vardy
Putting the pieces together: working with BPD 
clients in the AOD sector 



Thurs 19th 
Oct 2017


 9 – 4:30  Janine Cattanach Other Ways of Knowing: Understanding 
Aboriginal Trauma 

Thurs 9th 
Nov 2017


9:30 – 4:30  Sarah Jones & Hanna Jewell
Family Work and AOD:  Keeping Kids in Mind 


Thurs 30th 
Nov 2017


9:30 – 4:30  Dimi Petroulias & Phoebe Spry-Bailey

Understanding & Responding to AOD Issues 


Thurs 7th 
Dec 2017 


9:30 – 4:30  Kate Potter
Mindfulness. The practice, the benefits
and the neuroscience
       

DATE TIME PRESENTERS WORKSHOP TITLE

Thurs 23rd 
Feb 2017


9:30–4:30 Michael Field Problem Gambling for AOD Clinicians

Thurs 16th 
March 2017


9:30 – 4:30 Dimi Petroulias & Phoebe Spry-Bailey Understanding & Responding to AOD Issues

Mon 20th 
March 2017


9:30 – 4:30 Vanessa Smithies Rowan Ogeil & Damon Ashworth Sleep and Substance Use: Effects Assessment 
and Intervention 

Thurs 27th 
April 2017


9 – 4:30 Janine Cattanach Other ways of knowing: Understanding 
Aboriginal Trauma


Thurs 4th 
May 2017


9 – 12:30 Martin Forrest and Sione Crawford
HEPReady Essentials – workshop 1
note this is a half day workshop


Thurs 4th 
May 2017


1 – 4:30 Martin Forrest & Sione Crawford
HEPReady Essentials – workshop 2
note this is a half day workshop 


Thurs 18th 
May 2017


9:30 – 4:30 Kate Potter
Mindfulness. The practice, the benefits and
the neuroscience
 


Thurs 8th & 
15th June 2017


9:30 – 4:30 Fiona Blee Youth Mental Health First Aid 
note this is a 2 day workshop 
Thurs 27th 
July 2017

9 – 12:30 Vanessa Smithies James Gooden 
& Madeleine Connellan


Everyday practical recommendations and 
strategies for working with cognitively 
impaired AOD clients
note this is a half day workshop 


Thurs 17th 
Aug 2017


9:30 – 4:30 Sharon Patterson & Sandra Roeg Quitting Cannabis – A brief cognitive-behavioural 
 intervention for cannabis dependence 

Thurs 31st 
Aug 2017
 

9:30 – 4:30  Martin Forrest HEPReady Comprehensive 

Thurs 14th 
Sept 2017


9:30 – 4:30  Yvette Vardy
Putting the pieces together: working with BPD 
clients in the AOD sector 



Thurs 19th 
Oct 2017


 9 – 4:30  Janine Cattanach Other Ways of Knowing: Understanding 
Aboriginal Trauma 

Thurs 9th 
Nov 2017


9:30 – 4:30  Sarah Jones & Hanna Jewell
Family Work and AOD:  Keeping Kids in Mind 


Thurs 30th 
Nov 2017


9:30 – 4:30  Dimi Petroulias & Phoebe Spry-Bailey

Understanding & Responding to AOD Issues 


Thurs 7th 
Dec 2017 


9:30 – 4:30  Kate Potter
Mindfulness. The practice, the benefits
and the neuroscience