Superskills: Core Skills for Supervisors 2-Day Workshop

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Dates:

Day 1: Wednesday, July 3 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Day 2: Thursday, July 4 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: Catholic Leadership Centre: 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne

Cost: $87.63 (Includes booking fee.  Pay by credit card, invoices cannot be issued)

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Description:

If you are a practice or clinical supervisor in the alcohol and other drug sector (or looking to become one), this workshop is for you. Gain a deep understanding of the ‘why’ as well as the ‘how’ and ensure that you have the right theoretical and practical foundation skills to offer powerful practice supervision across different contexts and supervisees.

You will learn about developing and implementing supervision contracts and plans, assessing supervisee development needs, and navigating challenges and roadblocks.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand different approaches to supervision and determine which one is right for you and your supervisees
  • Understand and apply structured practical supervisory processes to deepen core supervisory relationship skills, including listening, questioning, guiding, and giving and receiving feedback
  • Understand and utilise the reflective practice model of supervision
  • Understand and practice self-reflection and self-practice as a way of improving supervisory skills
  • Increase skills in facilitating reflective practice in staff
  • Understand and utilise a framework to support decision-making with ethical dilemmas
  • Improve knowledge and skill in responding to staff exposed to complex client presentations

Eligibility Criteria

This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for advanced practitioners who are current or future practice supervisors. This workshop is suitable for practitioners in low threshold and clinical settings.

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including Peer and LLE workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as family violence, homelessness, mental health, and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Terms & Conditions

Please ensure you have clearance from your line manager to attend. If you cannot attend, cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waitlist.

To secure your spot, payment is required at the time of enrolment. Due to high demand for some courses, we are unable to reserve places. If payment is not made via the Humanitix link provided, your spot will be cancelled and offered to another participant.

Youth AOD Brief Interventions 1-day workshop

This session will cover how workers can provide effective brief intervention support to young people unwilling to engage in more traditional, clinical or intensive AOD support.  The workshop will also cover other experiential and novel ways to work with young people who might resist traditional approaches.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • What are and when can we use AOD Brief Interventions with young people
  • Experiential and novel approaches to supporting young people experiencing AOD issues
  • Exploring creative and tailored ways to meet the needs of young people experiencing AOD issues

 

Eligibility Criteria

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including Peer and LLE workers.

 

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as family violence, homelessness, mental health, and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance from your line manager to attend. If you cannot attend,  cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waitlist.

 

No-shows will be charged a $50 cancellation fee.

Single Session Family Consultation (SSFC)

In this training, participants will be guided through a clearly articulated practical process for engaging families, which is ideally suited to contexts where a family member is the primary client of an individually oriented service (e.g. AOD Adult and Youth AOD services).

Course Description:

  • 3-hour self-paced online learning unit
  • 3-hour in-person training at The Bourverie Centre, Brunswick

Participants must complete a 3-hour online learning component before the in-practice sessions.

Links to online training will be provided to participants approximately six weeks prior to the in-practice training dates. (Early October)

 

Eligibility Criteria

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance from your line manager to attend. If you cannot attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.

Neurodiversity and Substance Use – Symposium

There is a growing body of research that suggests that neurodivergent people may be at an increased risk of developing problematic substance use. This is likely due to the increased burden on neurodivergent people trying to function in a world not designed for them.

This event is for AOD workers who are interested in learning more about the intersection of neurodiversity and substance use, and how to support neurodivergent people to achieve their goals.

This symposium will focus on two areas; ADHD and Autism and feature a series of keynote presentations and interactive workshops. We have invited leading experts, including people with lived experience, to share their insights and experiences. We encourage all attendees to actively participate in the discussions and ask questions.

Details

Date: Thursday, 21st September,

Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30PM

Address:  Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne

Booking: via Eventbrite

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Speakers

Dr Eddie Mullen MB BCh BAO, FRANZCP, AFRACMA,

Dr Eddie Mullen is a youth psychiatrist and has been at Orygen Specialist Program in Melbourne, Victoria for over 9 years. He is the Co-Lead of the Orygen Youth Addiction and Dual Diagnosis Stream as well as working with the Orygen Substance Use Research Group as a Principal Investigator on several studies looking into novel treatments for cannabis, methamphetamine and tobacco misuse in young people.

Dr Mullen has a strong interest in understanding developmental perspectives of substance use from early adolescence into adulthood and how this can inform our approach to screening, assessment and offering evidence based treatment as well as the intersection of youth, neurodivergence and addiction. He also works at Turning Point as an Addiction Fellow in Training.

Dr Dianne Grocott MBBS FRANZCP

Dr Grocott is a psychiatrist with 30 years experience in public and private practice, who has specialised in ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and Addiction Psychiatry. In 2015 she co-founded the Victorian Adult ADHD Interest Group (VAADHDIG), a multidisciplinary group of clinicians who share expertise and resources to improve the lives of their patients with ADHD. VAADHDIG members are developing an accredited GP Training Course on ADHD and are collaborating in the design of best practice models for ADHD assessment and holistic management.

Mel Spencer OAM, Chief Executive Officer of Different Journeys 

Mel Spencer OAM is a fierce Autistic advocate. As a parent to 3 Autistic teenagers and identifying as Autistic herself (Mel realised this as a result of her own children being diagnosed ), she is committed to ensuring that the world is more accommodating and accepting of the Autism community, which includes supporting both the Autistic individual and their family, including parents and carers. She is very passionate about making a difference and finding creative ways to overcome the challenges and obstacles that present along the way.
Her background is 18 years with the Victoria Police Force, predominantly in the area of investigations and support of victims of sexual, physical and domestic violence. She has completed a Certificate IV in Disability and Small Business Management. She has, for the past two years been the proud recipient of the State Government Women In Boards Leadership program, which connected her with the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2020 she was inducted into Victorian Women’s Honour roll that supports outstanding achievements by women.
Mel is the co-founder and current Chief Executive Officer of Different Journeys which she started with Merrin Ayton to ensure that her children had the opportunity to connect with a wider world than their bedrooms. Her vision for Different Journeys is to provide opportunities for our Autistic community to find meaningful ways to connect and empower both themselves and their families, ensuring they have every opportunity that is afforded to them so they can lead a fulfilling life.

Professor Edward Ogden PSM

Professor Edward Ogden PSM is the Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Mental Health and Brain Sciences at Swinburne University of Technology, a staff specialist in addiction medicine at Austin Health in Melbourne and the Addiction Medicine Specialist at Goulburn Valley Health.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, a Fellow of the Chapter of Addiction Medicine of the Royal Australian College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Forensic Medicine of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. He was awarded the Public Service Medal for services to Forensic Medicine on Australia Day 2005.

His research interests focus on the role of alcohol and drugs in traffic safety, and the development of treatments for alcohol and drug abuse. He is working with academic and clinical colleagues to form a centre for ADHD research with particular interest in ADHD and Substance Use Disorder.

Tim Ridgeway ADHD Coach and AOD Clincian

Tim is an ADHD and Recovery Coach, who operates ‘ADDAPTIVE COACHING’, a specialised coaching service that supports clients who have co-morbid ADHD and Recovery needs. He has designed psychoeducation programs being utilised in rehabilitations, as well as working with a local institution ‘The Cottage’ as a facilitator. An experienced therapeutic clinician with a lived experience facing the challenges of ADHD, addiction, homelessness, justice interaction and mental health. With professional experience as a practitioner working independently, in addition to residential and community rehabilitation experience. He specialises in working with Substance Use Disorder and Co-Morbid ADHD. Tim has worked for some of the local leaders in AOD Treatment: GV Health, Odyssey House Victoria and The Cottage Shepparton. He has qualifications and experience in Community Services, AOD. As well as being ICF Coaching and Mentor Coach trained.

Aaron Gilhooley, General Manager, The Cottage Shepparton

Aaron Gilhooley is the General Manager of The Cottage—a privately funded, not-for-profit organisation located in the heart of Shepparton. Recognising a vital need in the community, The Cottage was established to provide a life-skills residential facility. It operates on the therapeutic community model, offering a holistic and participative group-based approach to address long-term mental health challenges, personality disorders, neurodiversity, and addiction.

2-day Youth-focussed AOD Practices

Dates:

Day 1: Tuesday 15th August, 2023, 9:30AM- 4:30PM in person

Day 2: Wednesday 16th August, 2023, 9:30AM- 4:30PM in person

Description

This training program aims to increase the capacity of workers to effectively support and respond to the needs of young people who are using substances.

Our sessions are interactive and enhanced through real-world case examples. The trainers empower participants to reflect on their own work to learn for future practice experiences.

This workshop will look at how the understanding of trauma, attachment and adverse early childhood experiences informs our work with young people who use AOD. It will equip workers with a foundational knowledge of adolescent development and the function, meaning and purpose of risk-taking and other challenging behaviours, including AOD use.  This workshop will cover key areas that underpin effective planning and support for young people through Resilience Based Care Planning.

 

Day 1 – Trauma, Attachment and Adolescent Development, Tuesday 15th August, 2023, 9:30AM- 4:30PM

Learning outcomes:

  • Introduction to Attachment
  • Understanding Trauma
  • Impacts of Trauma on the Young Person
  • Understanding the links between trauma and AOD use
  • Adolescent Development Theories
  • Risk in Adolescence
  • Developmental needs and adolescent substance use

 

DAY 2 – Young People, drug use and resilience-based care, Wednesday 16th August, 2023, 9:30AM- 4:30PM

Learning Outcomes:

  • Perspectives on Youth AOD issues
  • Harm reduction
  • Commonly used drugs
  • Understanding the function of substance use and exploring alternatives
  • Engaging young people in ways that work for them
  • Principals of assessment
  • Building motivation and supporting change
  • Overview of resilience-based care

Eligibility Criteria

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you cannot attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.

2-day Youth-focussed AOD Practices

Dates:

Day 1: Tuesday 15th August, 2023, 9:30AM- 4:30PM in person

Day 2: Wednesday 16th August, 2023, 9:30AM- 4:30PM in person

Description

This training program aims to increase the capacity of workers to effectively support and respond to the needs of young people who are using substances.

Our sessions are interactive and enhanced through real-world case examples. The trainers empower participants to reflect on their own work to learn for future practice experiences.

This workshop will look at how the understanding of trauma, attachment and adverse early childhood experiences informs our work with young people who use AOD. It will equip workers with a foundational knowledge of adolescent development and the function, meaning and purpose of risk-taking and other challenging behaviours, including AOD use.  This workshop will cover key areas that underpin effective planning and support for young people through Resilience Based Care Planning.

 

Day 1 – Trauma, Attachment and Adolescent Development, Tuesday 15th August, 2023, 9:30AM- 4:30PM

Learning outcomes:

  • Introduction to Attachment
  • Understanding Trauma
  • Impacts of Trauma on the Young Person
  • Understanding the links between trauma and AOD use
  • Adolescent Development Theories
  • Risk in Adolescence
  • Developmental needs and adolescent substance use

 

DAY 2 – Young People, drug use and resilience-based care, Wednesday 16th August, 2023, 9:30AM- 4:30PM

Learning Outcomes:

  • Perspectives on Youth AOD issues
  • Harm reduction
  • Commonly used drugs
  • Understanding the function of substance use and exploring alternatives
  • Engaging young people in ways that work for them
  • Principals of assessment
  • Building motivation and supporting change
  • Overview of resilience-based care

Eligibility Criteria

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you cannot attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.

1-day Brief Interventions – Youth

This session will cover how workers can provide effective brief intervention support to young people unwilling to engage in more traditional, clinical or intensive AOD support.  The workshop will also cover other experiential and novel ways to work with young people who might resist traditional approaches.

  • What are and when can we use AOD brief Interventions with young people
  • Experiential and novel approaches to supporting young people experiencing AOD issues
  • Exploring creative and tailored ways to meet the needs of young people experiencing AOD issues

Eligibility Criteria

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you cannot attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.

Youth AOD: 2-day Single Session Family Consultations

The 2-day training is provided in a blended format with both in-person and self-paced online learning. This workshop provides skills in facilitating productive and efficient family meetings where resource building and meeting the developmental needs of young people are central. Particular attention is given to the process of negotiating when and how to bring family members together to ensure the primary relationship between the young person and the practitioner is maintained.

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe the rationale and practice principles underpinning Single Session Family Consultations (SSFC) and its place within a comprehensive response to families
  • Unpack the conceptual and practical contributions of Single Session Thinking and Family Consultation to the model
  • Outline and consideration of key tasks in convening an SSFC
  • Describe and demonstrate the key stages of SSFC with young people

2-day: Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk and MARAM with Young People

This course aims to introduce family violence literacy, practice skills and foundational theories, this workshop covers a range of topics necessary for identifying and responding to family violence and enhancing participants understanding of how family violence impacts young people and the skills required for providing appropriate support.

Participants will be introduced to foundational family violence knowledge including an exploration of the drivers of violence, an introduction to Intersectionality and develop communication skills that support young people’s safety, dispel family violence myths and avoid collusion. This workshop will also introduce workers to the use of the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Tool from a youth AOD context, discuss adolescent-specific risk assessment considerations and provide an overview of the family violence service system. This workshop is an evidence-informed introduction to preliminary practice strategies to support young people who are victim-survivors and/or users of family violence and adolescent intimate partner violence.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and identify family violence
  • Discuss the drivers of violence
  • Introduction to Intersectionality in Family Violence
  • Be familiar with the Typologies of Family Violence used at YSAS
  • Use sensitive and appropriate language when discussing or communicating about family violence
  • Recognise risks of collusion and misidentification as the perpetrator
  • Communicate in ways that dispel family violence myths
  • Understand how family violence impacts young people
  • Introduction to relevant legislation and practice frameworks including mandatory reporting
  • Introduction to the role of the Multi-Agency-Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) framework
  • Understand responsibilities as an Information Sharing Entity (ISE)
  • Adolescent specific Risk Assessment considerations
  • Use Sensitive Inquiry to discuss Family Violence
  • Provided with basic skills to collaboratively Safety Plan

1-day Brief Interventions – Youth AOD

This session will cover ways that workers can provide effective brief intervention support to young people who are not willing to engage in more traditional, clinical or intensive AOD support.  The workshop will also cover other experiential and novel ways to work with young people who might be resistant to traditional approaches.

  • What are and when can we use AOD brief Interventions with young people
  • Experiential and novel approaches to supporting young people experiencing AOD issues
  • Exploring creative and tailored ways to meet the needs of young people experiencing AOD issues