Quitting cannabis: A brief cognitive behavioural intervention for cannabis dependence (Workshop 10)


Quitting cannabis: A brief cognitive behavioural intervention for cannabis dependence (Workshop 10)
Event on 2017-08-17 09:30:00
This one (1) day interactive workshop is aimed at health professionals who are working with people who want to make changes to their cannabis use. The workshop utilises material from the evidence-based Quitting cannabis 1-6 session brief intervention which has been designed to assist cannabis users to manage their use and maintain their desired goal. This intervention is based on the research findings of randomised controlled trials conducted by the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) and draws upon cognitive-behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing in working with people wanting to change. Aimed at health professionals with foundation counselling skills, the main components of the workshop include: Cannabis and dependence Screening, assessment and feedback  Exploration and enhancement of motivation to change Strategies for change Managing withdrawal Relapse prevention Trainers: Sandra Roeg, Senior Education Officer, Turning Point. Sandra has over 20 years of clinical experience in the AOD sector, supported by a background in psychiatric nursing, AOD counselling, psychotherapy, addiction studies and mental health sciences. In 2014 Sandra delivered the updated cannabis prevention education package ‘Cannabis and Consequences II’ to secondary school staff throughout all states and territories in Australia.  Sharon Patterson, Senior Education Officer, Turning Point. Sharon has over 25 years experience working in the AOD sector. Sharon has worked in a wide range of clinical settings as an AOD nurse/clinician including inpatient withdrawal, pharmacotherapy clinical services, rehabilitation, outpatients and assessment, drink driver education and women’s’ AOD services.  Her work at Turning Point has included development and delivery of education and training programs to a range of health service providers including GPs, nurses and other primary care workers. Sharon is a subject coordinator and teacher for Turning Point's post graduate course.  Sandra and Sharon have been trained by NCPIC to deliver workshops relating to cannabis use, early interventions and evidence-based treatments. Cost: 0 (Payable by Credit Card Only) Parking: All day parking is available close by at the Melbourne Museum car park on Nicholson Street. Lunch:  A light lunch including a vegetarian selection is provided. 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. General enquiries:  Please contact Student Administration Monday – Friday 8:00am – 3:30pm (03) 8413 8700 or email training@turningpoint.org.au 

at Turning Point, Eastern Health
142 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy, Australia

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