Everyday practical recommendations and strategies for working with cognitively impaired AOD clients.

Working with cognitively impaired clients can be a significant challenge, particularly when access to assessment services and resources are limited.

Details

When
Thursday 21 February 2019
9:00am - 12:30pm

Where

Turning Point, Eastern Health
110 Church Street
Richmond, VIC 3121

Cost
$110 (payable by credit card only).

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Eventbrite - Everyday practical recommendations and strategies for working with cognitively impaired AOD clients

Overview

Working with cognitively impaired clients can be a significant challenge, particularly when access to assessment services and resources are limited. Cognitive difficulties may arise from a range of aetiologies including acquired brain injury, mental health, substance use, or neurodevelopmental weaknesses and can have a significant impact on treatment outcomes and recovery.

This half day workshop will provide practical and realistic strategies for working with clients who present with, or have complaints, of cognitive difficulties. In particular, this workshop will cover two main themes:

  •     Cognitive functioning, substance use and key indicators of impairment
  •     Implementing recommendations to address cognitive changes including compensatory strategies, lifestyle factors and goal setting.

Presenters

Dr James Gooden

Dr James Gooden is a Clinical Neuropsychologist based at the Turning Point neuropsychology service in Richmond, Victoria, which provides specialised neuropsychological assessments and associated recommendations and strategies to clients from the AOD sector. James has a strong interest in the AOD, brain injury and adult neuropsychology fields with his research published in journals such as the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and Australian Journal of Occupational Therapy. James has presented at both national and international conferences.

Dr Catherine Cox

Dr Catherine Cox is a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist at Turning Point with extensive experience in paediatric and adult neuropsychology fields. Catherine has been involved in a range of research projects over her career including international multi-centre drug trials, and facilitating student research within the healthcare setting. Catherine has presented her clinical and research work at both national and international conferences.

Further details

Who should register? This half day workshop is designed for AOD clinicians, counsellors, support workers and allied health professionals.

Getting to Turning Point: Trams on Church Street, Bridge Road and Victoria Street; nearest train stations are West and North Richmond; limited all day parking available in the area.

Cancellation policy: If your circumstances change and you no longer can attend this event after you have registered please email training@turningpoint.org.au no later than one (1) week prior to the event to cancel and/or be issued with a full refund. A refund will not be issued if notification has not been received within this time frame and you will be required to pay for the event.

Enquiries: If you have enquiries regarding registration please contact student administration on (03) 8413 8700