Workshop: Working with people with mental health conditions in the AOD sector

Presented by: Greg Coman PhD

This one-day workshop aims to provide AOD sector workers with a foundational knowledge of the mental health sector and information to assist them in their work with clients who have mental health concerns.

Details

When
Tuesday 7 December 2021
9:30am - 3:30pm

Where

This is an online event via zoom.

Cost
Free

Overview

This one-day workshop aims to provide AOD sector workers with a foundational knowledge of the mental health sector and information to assist them in their work with clients who have mental health concerns. It will enable participants to recognise mental health symptoms, and understand the range of treatment options available to people with mental health issues.

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of recognising and addressing comorbid mental health issues
  • recognise the various mental health conditions that commonly occur in the AOD sector 
  • describe various models for service provision for co-occurring disorders 
  • describe a range of referral pathways for people to access appropriate mental health care 
  • understand a range of evidence-based, effective treatment options for mental health  

About the presenter

Greg Coman PhD is a Counselling Psychologist with over thirty years experience working in a wide range of mental health settings. His tertiary qualifications reflect his interests in stress, trauma and problem gambling. Greg undertook his Master of Science degree in psychology, examining stress and coping amongst Australian police personnel. His PhD thesis examined the efficacy of group telephone counselling for people with gambling difficulties. He has worked as a psychologist in community health, employee assistance programs and military settings. He has extensive experience in the adult mental health education and training environment and is passionate about providing training to assist clinicians in their work with clients.

 

Who should attend?

Victorian Department of Health -funded AOD workers new to their role and those seeking to refresh their mental health knowledge.

Please note that your registration will not be accepted if your organisation is not DH funded, places are limited in these free workshops, if you register and do not attend, a fee will be invoiced to your organisation.

Register your details

Date: Tuesday 7th December, 2021

Venue: Online

Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm AEST

Cost: Free - Workshop is a free seminar series but registrations are essential

Register: click here to register there is no cost to attend but registrations are essential
Note that your registration will not be accepted if your organisation is not DH funded.

Enquiries

Registration enquiries: [email protected]

Workshop content enquiries: [email protected]