Superskills: Top Up for Supervisors 1-Day Workshop

Date: Thursday, 10th October 2024 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: Online

Description:

Are you an experienced supervisor looking to enhance your skills? Our Superskills Top-Up Workshop is designed just for you!

This ‘top up’/refresher workshop is for supervisors who already have supervised at least one practitioner or group. It serves as a refresher to deepen your understanding and practice of core supervisory skills.

The workshop entails:

  • Advanced Discussions: Engage in discussions about navigating roadblocks and troubleshooting during supervision.
  • Hands-On Practice: More time to practice key skills in session.
  • Self-Reflection: Focus on embedding core skills through self-reflection and self-practice.

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 current supervisors who have previous supervision experience and training.

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, non-supervisors 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.

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 May-August

 

20th November, 2024

The invisible supports: Families and carers of people living with substance use problems or addiction
Presenter – Keri Alexander

Dr Keri Alexander is an addiction medicine specialist at Hamilton Centre and Austin Health and has many years of experience in a variety of AOD and family violence programs, including Family Drug Helpline. She advocates for people living with substance use and addiction issues, as well as their carers, to be treated with dignity and respect.

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 May-August

 

23rd October, 2024

When too much caution can mean too little care: CAPA – Community Access to Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol
Presenter – Paul McCartney

Alcohol Use Disorder is a prevalent condition, yet access to effective, evidence-based medical treatments remains significantly inadequate. This discussion aims to explore the available treatments and emphasise our collective responsibility to ensure their utilization.

Paul is a General Practitioner and Addiction Medicine Specialist who has worked in Community Health in Fitzroy and Collingwood for the past 24 years. He has particular interests in addiction medicine, homelessness and mental health. Paul has also worked in the role of Clinical Mentor for the North West Pharmacotherapy Network helping to support GPs to manage opiate dependent patients and was an advisor for the GP Clinical Advisory Service. He also ran a GP addiction medicine clinic in Shepparton for seven years. Paul has provided training in opioid agonist treatment over a number of years to many GPs and other health practitioners and continues to supervise GP and Addiction Medicine Registrars in community health. Paul is passionate about people wanting help with substance use problems being able to access appropriate treatments. Paul has three children and shares a farm in Nagambie with two other families where he tends an organic orchard and nut grove and keeps bees.

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 May-August

 

28th August, 2024

Seeking Relief: Opioids & Pain
Presenter – Dr Adam Straub

Dr Adam Straub, an Addiction Medicine and General Medicine Physician at Ballarat Health Services, graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2008 and developed a strong interest in Addiction Medicine after working in critical care and emergency departments. He is an advocate for opioid agonist therapy and harm minimisation education, actively supporting medical students and colleagues across various disciplines.

 

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

 

Presentation: Understanding Eating Disorders – Foundational training

Presented by the Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED).

This presentation aims to enhance your understanding as an AOD worker in order to response to eating disorders, focusing on key features for early identification, responses to individuals with eating disorders, shared care approaches, treatment options and invaluable insights from lived experience.

To access the video, click on ENROL NOW to change to “I’m going”

The WATCH VIDEO button will appear; click to access the video.

To return to the video later, revisit this page by clicking on Self-paced learning.

Working with People with Borderline Personality Disorder – Foundation Training

This workshop is for AOD workers who would like to develop their skills in working with people who have borderline personality disorder (BPD) and explores the core common factors of effective engagement with this cohort.

It will provide a basic overview of signs and symptoms of BPD. The workshop will develop the workers’ understanding and practice in working effectively with people with BPD. It will include a developmental understanding of factors contributing to a diagnosis of BPD, the ongoing effects of early life experiences and complex childhood trauma, and the role of therapeutic relationships. The workshop will also focus on the assessment of, and working with risk, as well as principles for treatment and treatment planning.

Location: Online (Your zoom link will be sent to you the day before the training)

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how BPD occurs and presents
  • Identify the principles of effective, therapeutic supportive relationships with people living with BPD
  • Set and maintain limits and boundaries with clients and work with strong emotions
  • Practice various grounding skills to stabilize emotions
  • Demonstrate an awareness of risk factors and assess the severity of risk
  • Appreciate the importance of self care, self awareness, and reflection when engaging with people who have BPD

 

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 and workers participating in the AOD Traineeship Program.

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 May-August

 

 

14th August, 2024

Youth in Focus: Addressing Dual Challenges of Substance Use and Mental Illness
Presenter – Enrico Cementon

AOD disorder increasingly account for years lived with disability relative to other mental health disorders in young people and indeed all health disorders in this age group. This presentation outlines the implications of comorbidity between AOD and other mental health issues in young people and provides some guidance about the clinical approaches to young people when they present in this way. There will be references to psychosocial and pharmacological treatment principles.

Dr Enrico Cementon is an Addiction Medicine Specialist and is currently the Lead Consultant Psychiatrist at Orygen, which is a specialist youth mental health service. His experience includes inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, general adult, youth and addiction psychiatry.

 

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

 

Understanding Eating Disorders – Foundational training webinar

This introductory webinar on eating disorders is designed for AOD workers.  It aims to enhance your understanding and response to eating disorders, focusing on key features for early identification, responses to individuals with eating disorders, shared care approaches, treatment options, and invaluable insights from lived experience.

Objectives

  • Key Features for Early Identification understand clinical features, prevalence and impact, risk factors and warning signs of eating disorders
  • Response to an Eating Disorder explores engaging with a person experiencing an eating disorder, screening and screening tools, completing a comprehensive eating disorder assessment, and formulating an initial understanding of the eating disorder
  • Shared Care covers referring to appropriate services in the stepped system of care for eating disorders, understanding and working in the multidisciplinary care team, and engaging families and supports
  • Treatment provides an understanding of mental health treatment, medical care, nutrition support and stepping up care and/or referral pathways
  • Lived Experience helps us to understand the perspective of the consumer struggling with an eating disorder

 

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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 and workers participating in the AOD Traineeship Program.

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.

Superskills: Core Skills for Supervisors 2-Day Workshop

Dates:

Day 1: Thursday, May 9 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Day 2: Thursday, May 16 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: Online

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.

Superskills: Core Skills for Supervisors 2-Day Workshop

Dates:

Day 1: Thursday, May 9 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Day 2: Thursday, May 16 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: Online

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.