2-day Motivational Interviewing Foundational Skills Copy

Dates

Day one: Tuesday July 4th, 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Day two: Tuesday July 11th 9:00AM – 4:30PM

*Download both days to your calendar.  Bookings can only be made from day one of training.

Description

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative method for guiding conversations about change. More than a set of techniques, MI is a discipline in its own right that brings together a set of values, principles and disciplined use of skills to assist people in resolving ambivalence and deepen motivation to pursue meaningful changes for them.

While the skills take time and practice, the conversation style is gentle, and curious and comes from a place of faith in the other person. The hope is that, together, we may discover what is meaningful for this person and what choices would work best for them, knowing who they are and what they want deep down for their future. MI asks us to be mindful of the way our own hopes and assumptions can interfere in the process as much as they can help and create a space of genuine enquiry and deepening understanding.

Rather than replace other approaches, MI can enhance and deepen the full range of interventions we use by bringing a more acute awareness to the how and when of conversation rather than just what we talk about.

The training is highly interactive, with a focus on practical skill development. The two-day workshop will offer an opportunity to:

  • Gain a clear and up-to-date understanding of MI – what it is, how it works and recent changes to the framework
  • Increase understanding of the change process
  • Review and practice the core skills
  • Apply the skills to the change process
  • Increase ability to work effectively with resistance and ambivalence
  • Practice skills in softening sustained talk and eliciting change talk
  • Develop strategies to continue learning and practising MI.

 

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.

Group Facilitation for AOD Workers

**THIS A PAID COURSE**

Group work is a common and useful treatment approach in Drug and Alcohol treatment. There are many types of groups such as support groups, task-focused, educative and therapeutic community groups.  Group Facilitation for AOD workers is a foundational course introducing the essential concepts of group facilitation.  Through a mixture of self-paced learning and in-person training, participants will learn how to:

  • Establish a supportive group culture and ensure safety within the group space
  • Define and apply the concepts of content and process, and the stages of group development
  • Identify common challenges in group program delivery and implement strategies to handle them effectively
  • Adapt to various group formats, including sole facilitation, co-facilitation, face-to-face and remote delivery
  • Apply skills and strategies to address responsivity factors in group work
  • Safely close a group through effective closing techniques

Course structure

  • Learning tasks to be completed before in-person training
  • One-day in-person training, incorporating discussion and applied learning activities
  • Free participant handbook

Cost:

$103.00 (includes booking fee + GST)

Terms and Conditions

  • You must work in a state-funded AOD service or program, mental health and other community service workers are not eligible
  • You must pay for your ticket to be considered enrolled in this course. Click ENROL NOW to change to “I’m Going”, then click BUY NOW button to complete payment (SEE BELOW)
  • No invoices will be issued for this event
  • Travel contribution is available for this event for AOD workers in rural and remote areas.  See Travel Contribution to apply.  Travel Contribution is paid after the event upon proof of attendance.

Eligibility Criteria

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

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.

Group Facilitation for AOD Workers

**THIS A PAID COURSE**

Group work is a common and useful treatment approach in Drug and Alcohol treatment. There are many types of groups such as support groups, task-focused, educative and therapeutic community groups.  Group Facilitation for AOD workers is a foundational course introducing the essential concepts of group facilitation.  Through a mixture of self-paced learning and in-person training, participants will learn how to:

  • Establish a supportive group culture and ensure safety within the group space
  • Define and apply the concepts of content and process, and the stages of group development
  • Identify common challenges in group program delivery and implement strategies to handle them effectively
  • Adapt to various group formats, including sole facilitation, co-facilitation, face-to-face and remote delivery
  • Apply skills and strategies to address responsivity factors in group work
  • Safely close a group through effective closing techniques

Course structure

  • Learning tasks to be completed before in-person training
  • One-day in-person training, incorporating discussion and applied learning activities
  • Free participant handbook

Cost:

$103.00 (includes booking fee + GST)

Terms and Conditions

  • You must work in a state-funded AOD service or program, mental health and other community service workers are not eligible
  • You must pay for your ticket to be considered enrolled in this course. Click ENROL NOW to change to “I’m Going”, then click BUY NOW button to complete payment (SEE BELOW)
  • No invoices will be issued for this event
  • Travel contribution is available for this event for AOD workers in rural and remote areas.  See Travel Contribution to apply.  Travel Contribution is paid after the event upon proof of attendance.

Eligibility Criteria

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

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.

MI Developing Skills 1-day

Overview

Have you completed a two-day Foundation Skills course in Motivational Interviewing? Are you looking for a chance to refresh your MI skills, consolidate learning and look for your next steps in learning MI? Then this one-day professional development workshop may be for you.

Perhaps you enjoyed meeting MI, but the details are getting fuzzy. Or you’ve been using the skills and are curious to check in with how you’re going. Or maybe you’re looking for the next step in developing your use of MI in practice.

While MI offers practical and accessible skills to try from the outset, the approach takes time and practice to make the most of its potential to help us have more meaningful and productive conversations about change.

With minimal lecture-based learning, this workshop provides participants to practice core skills in a positive learning environment with coached feedback. The aim is to have fun revisiting the skills, and gain more focus in their ongoing practice.

The workshop extends the foundation skills training, including deepening reflections, exploring the role of values and working with change talk.

The learning objectives include:

  • Refresh and deepen your understanding of the MI framework
  • Learn from observation and small group practice
  • Deepen understanding of guiding within a client-centred approach
  • Practice core component skills, such as developing useful complex reflections within change conversations
  • Practice identifying core personal values and their relevance to the change process
  • Practice working with change talk
  • Develop strategies to monitor our use of the skills and continue to develop after the workshop is over.

Workshop details

The workshop will be held online via Zoom, providing break-out rooms for small group discussion and skills practice. Workshop numbers will be limited to create a comfortable and personalised learning environment.

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must have completed MI Foundation Skills training to enrol in this course
  • 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.

2-day Motivational Interviewing Foundational Skills

Dates

Day one: Thursday 27 June 9:00 – 4:30 PM*

Day two: Thursday 4 July 9:00 – 4:30 PM

*Download both days to your calendar.  Bookings can only be made from day one of training.

Description

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative method for guiding conversations about change. More than a set of techniques, MI is a discipline in its own right that brings together a set of values, principles and disciplined use of skills to assist people in resolving ambivalence and deepen motivation to pursue meaningful changes for them.

While the skills take time and practice, the conversation style is gentle, and curious and comes from a place of faith in the other person. The hope is that, together, we may discover what is meaningful for this person and what choices would work best for them, knowing who they are and what they want deep down for their future. MI asks us to be mindful of the way our own hopes and assumptions can interfere in the process as much as they can help and create a space of genuine enquiry and deepening understanding.

Rather than replace other approaches, MI can enhance and deepen the full range of interventions we use by bringing a more acute awareness to the how and when of conversation rather than just what we talk about.

The training is highly interactive, with a focus on practical skill development. The two-day workshop will offer an opportunity to:

  • Gain a clear and up-to-date understanding of MI – what it is, how it works and recent changes to the framework
  • Increase understanding of the change process
  • Review and practice the core skills
  • Apply the skills to the change process
  • Increase ability to work effectively with resistance and ambivalence
  • Practice skills in softening sustained talk and eliciting change talk
  • Develop strategies to continue learning and practising MI.

 

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.

 

2-day Motivational Interviewing Foundational Skills

Dates

Day one: Wednesday 22 May 9:00 – 4:30 PM*

Day two: Wednesday 29 May 9:00 – 4:30 PM

*Download both days to your calendar.  Bookings can only be made from day one of training.

Description

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative method for guiding conversations about change. More than a set of techniques, MI is a discipline in its own right that brings together a set of values, principles and disciplined use of skills to assist people in resolving ambivalence and deepen motivation to pursue meaningful changes for them.

While the skills take time and practice, the conversation style is gentle, and curious and comes from a place of faith in the other person. The hope is that, together, we may discover what is meaningful for this person and what choices would work best for them, knowing who they are and what they want deep down for their future. MI asks us to be mindful of the way our own hopes and assumptions can interfere in the process as much as they can help and create a space of genuine enquiry and deepening understanding.

Rather than replace other approaches, MI can enhance and deepen the full range of interventions we use by bringing a more acute awareness to the how and when of conversation rather than just what we talk about.

The training is highly interactive, with a focus on practical skill development. The two-day workshop will offer an opportunity to:

  • Gain a clear and up-to-date understanding of MI – what it is, how it works and recent changes to the framework
  • Increase understanding of the change process
  • Review and practice the core skills
  • Apply the skills to the change process
  • Increase ability to work effectively with resistance and ambivalence
  • Practice skills in softening sustained talk and eliciting change talk
  • Develop strategies to continue learning and practising MI.

 

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.

 

2-day Motivational Interviewing Foundational Skills

Dates

Day one: Wednesday 22 May 9:00 – 4:30 PM*

Day two: Wednesday 29 May 9:00 – 4:30 PM

*Download both days to your calendar.  Bookings can only be made from day one of training.

Description

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative method for guiding conversations about change. More than a set of techniques, MI is a discipline in its own right that brings together a set of values, principles and disciplined use of skills to assist people in resolving ambivalence and deepen motivation to pursue meaningful changes for them.

While the skills take time and practice, the conversation style is gentle, and curious and comes from a place of faith in the other person. The hope is that, together, we may discover what is meaningful for this person and what choices would work best for them, knowing who they are and what they want deep down for their future. MI asks us to be mindful of the way our own hopes and assumptions can interfere in the process as much as they can help and create a space of genuine enquiry and deepening understanding.

Rather than replace other approaches, MI can enhance and deepen the full range of interventions we use by bringing a more acute awareness to the how and when of conversation rather than just what we talk about.

The training is highly interactive, with a focus on practical skill development. The two-day workshop will offer an opportunity to:

  • Gain a clear and up-to-date understanding of MI – what it is, how it works and recent changes to the framework
  • Increase understanding of the change process
  • Review and practice the core skills
  • Apply the skills to the change process
  • Increase ability to work effectively with resistance and ambivalence
  • Practice skills in softening sustained talk and eliciting change talk
  • Develop strategies to continue learning and practising MI.

 

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.

 

ACECHO- AOD Collaborative ECHO

The AOD Collaborative ECHO (ACECHO) partnership involves VAADA, Turning Point, and Goulburn Valley Health. This dedicated ECHO for Victorian AOD state-funded services aims to enhance the capabilities of AOD workers in addressing substance use issues among their clients. The primary objective of these sessions is to foster a community of AOD workers with varying levels of expertise, united by the shared goal of improving the well-being, and achieving positive outcomes, for individuals with problematic substance use.

Conducted under the guidance of Turning Point, each session commences with a presentation delivered by a Turning Point expert or a related professional, focusing on a specific topic. This is followed by an in-depth case consultation, during which attendees have the opportunity to ask questions or offer recommendations based on a case study presented by one of the participants.

ACECHO Timetable 2024 (February – July)

 

19th June, 2024

“Feeling Down with Downers?” Approaching substance use effects on mood in clinical practice
Presenter – Vicki Phan

Explore the connection between mood, substance use and addiction issues in this presentation. We will consider the challenges when working with these co-occurring presentations and discuss integrated approaches.

Vicky is an Addiction Psychiatrist working at Turning Point Eastern Treatment Services, a lecturer for the Master of Addictive Behaviours course at Monash University and Chair of the RANZCP Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry Victorian Subcommittee. Vicky has worked in AOD and mental health services in both NSW and Victoria, and believes in a holistic and person-centred approach when working with people and their families. Her areas of special interest include mental health comorbidity, harm reduction, pharmacotherapy, training and education.

 

Launch zoom meeting

 

Submit a Case Presentation to ACECHO

Case presentations by participating healthcare providers are the cornerstone of the ECHO model. Presentations are always followed by an open Q & A discussion of the case and recommendations by the hub team. To submit a case study, click Go to Form.

Go to Form

 

ACECHO – AOD Collaborative ECHO

The AOD Collaborative ECHO (ACECHO) partnership involves VAADA, Turning Point, and Goulburn Valley Health. This dedicated ECHO for Victorian AOD state-funded services aims to enhance the capabilities of AOD workers in addressing substance use issues among their clients. The primary objective of these sessions is to foster a community of AOD workers with varying levels of expertise, united by the shared goal of improving the well-being, and achieving positive outcomes, for individuals with problematic substance use.

Conducted under the guidance of Turning Point, each session commences with a presentation delivered by a Turning Point expert or a related professional, focusing on a specific topic. This is followed by an in-depth case consultation, during which attendees have the opportunity to ask questions or offer recommendations based on a case study presented by one of the participants.

ACECHO Timetable 2024 (February – July)

 

19th June, 2024

Is substance use the sign of an underlying problem, and is the underlying problem trauma?
Presenter – Vicky Phan

Trauma exposure, PTSD and related mental health problems frequently co-occur with substance use disorders. This presentation will discuss how to assess and treat these common issues in contemporary AOD practice settings, with a focus on trauma-focused psychotherapy approaches.

Vicky is an Addiction Psychiatrist working at Turning Point Eastern Treatment Services, a lecturer for the Master of Addictive Behaviours course at Monash University and Chair of the RANZCP Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry Victorian Subcommittee. Vicky has worked in AOD and mental health services in both NSW and Victoria, and believes in a holistic and person-centred approach when working with people and their families. Her areas of special interest include mental health comorbidity, harm reduction, pharmacotherapy, training and education.

 

Launch zoom meeting

 

Submit a Case Presentation to ACECHO

Case presentations by participating healthcare providers are the cornerstone of the ECHO model. Presentations are always followed by an open Q & A discussion of the case and recommendations by the hub team. To submit a case study, click Go to Form.

Go to Form

 

2-Day Harm Reduction Masterclass

Harm Reduction Masterclass: learn the principles and best practice with peer expert trainers from Harm Reduction Victoria. Learn alongside our living experience trainers about what clients who use drugs really want and need from our services. Essential for all new and established workers in the AOD and BBV workforces.

Description

There are 7 modules delivered over 2 half-days online, with each one designed to give you a basic understanding of each topic.  There is an activity that needs to be completed before attending the second day of training. Participants will receive details via email the week before the training.

NB: do not enrol in this training if you cannot commit to attending both days.  No-shows are not acceptable and will affect your ability to enrol in other training.

Details

DAY ONE – Wednesday August 21, 12:30PM – 5:00PM

Harm Reduction 101

  • Understand the history of harm reduction in Victoria & Australia.
  • Understand the National Drug Strategy policy of Harm Minimisation and how Harm Reduction fits into this policy.
  • Understanding the Substance, Set and Setting principles as a way to understand an individual’s drug experience.

Safer Injecting

  •  Understand safer injecting practices, including injecting sites; using a tourniquet, and infection & Blood Borne Virus risk.
  • Understand the circulatory system and the difference between veins and arteries.
  • Understand through “hands-on” demonstration the drug mixing up the process and the transmission risk points during the process.

Drug Overdose & Adverse Effects

  • Understand some of the common myths around opioid overdose.
  • Be able to recognize the signs of overdose and of actions to take in different circumstances
  • Understand when and how to intervene in overdose situations.

Naloxone Administration

  • Understand where to obtain naloxone for clients
  • Understand the different formulations of naloxone available
  • Understand the difference between someone who is ‘on the nod’ or overdosing and the appropriate time to administer naloxone.

 

DAY TWO – Thursday August 22, 9:30AM – 1:00PM

Introduction to Pharmacotherapy

  • Be aware of the pharmacotherapy options available to PWUD in Victoria.
  • Understand how to access pharmacotherapy in Victoria.
  • Be aware of Victoria’s “broken system”

Working Effectively with people who use drugs

  • Understand barriers to effectively working with people who use drugs (PWUD), in particular, people who inject drugs (PWID)
  • Understand and challenge the ‘gateway drug’ theory.
  • Understand common myths about PWID, the effects of criminalisation, and the stigma on the health of PWUD

Stigma & Discrimination

  • Understand how stigma and discrimination act as a barrier in healthcare settings.
  • Understand how frameworks of morality and social discourse frame our understanding of drug use.
  • Understand how we can all contribute to eliminating stigma and discrimination in ourselves and our services

 

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.