Problem gambling for AOD clinicians

As gambling related problems often occur for people engaged in alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment, clinicians are ideally placed to identify and respond accordingly to gambling problems experienced by their clients.

Details

When
Friday 22 March 2019
9:30am - 4:30pm

Where

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

Cost
$220 (payable by credit card only)

Register

Eventbrite - Problem gambling for AOD clinicians

Overview

Gambling disorder is the only 'non-substance-related disorder' included under substance-related and addictive disorders in the DSM-V. As gambling related problems often occur for people engaged in alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment, clinicians are ideally placed to identify and respond accordingly to gambling problems experienced by their clients.

The focus of the workshop is to increase awareness and knowledge about problem gambling behaviours. The aim is to enable clinicians to identify people exhibiting problem gambling behaviours and be able to provide some basic harm minimisation strategies to help reduce the risks of ongoing gambling harms.

Lived Experience: The workshop will include a presentation from Nicole Bowering who will tell her story across her lifetime which includes gambling, drug and alcohol dependency. She will discuss how she has been able to regain her life since completing the Matrix program. Nicole is now a respected member of the Matrix treatment program in her role as a lived experience mentor.

The Matrix program is an intensive outpatient addiction recovery program for methamphetamine dependence. To hear more about Nicole and the Matrix program click this link. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-26/australia-first-ice-treatment-delivering-promising-results/9787058

Presenter

Dr Jane Oakes is a program facilitator at PsychMed, the largest provider of mental health and addiction services in South Australia. She has previously held multiple senior positions at addiction treatment organisations. She has expertise in using CBT for the treatment of anxiety disorders, AOD, depression and problem gambling. She has developed a keen interest in the treatment of problem gambling having published articles and given invited presentations and workshops in this area both nationally and internationally. Jane has completed her PhD which examined relapse in Electronic Gaming Machine Gambling.

Who should register? AOD and mental health clinicians.

Cost: $220 (payable by credit card only).

Lunch: A light lunch including a vegetarian selection is provided.

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: Workforce Development 8413 8700 or marionb@turningpoint.org.au