Assessing Complex AOD Clients

Title: Assessing Complex AOD Clients

Presenter: Louise Dewis

Date: 2014-06-25

.Start Time: 09:00

End Time: 16:30

.Location: Devonport


.Why attend?              

  • Develop best practice for service delivery
  • Learn to comprehensively assess clients’ needs
  • Support clients to participate effectively in the assessment process
  • Identify and respond to the need for a referral in an effective manner for clients with a comorbidity and dual diagnosis
  • Achieve a statement of attainment for 2 nationally recognised units of competence

.Who:  Those who work with ATOD clients

.Cost:  $232 (payable to TasTAFE upon receipt of invoice)

.Morning coffee and a light lunch are included


About the trainer

Louise Dewis is a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years’ experience in the ATOD, Disability, and Mental Health sectors.  For the past four years, Louise has worked as a senior clinician for the Alcohol and Drug Service, providing psychological interventions for clients with complex comorbidities, and clinical supervision to staff and students.  Louise has a particular interest in Motivational Interviewing and recently attended a MI in Groups workshop facilitated by MINT Trainers.  She also maintains a small private practice and holds an honorary lecturer position with the School of Psychology, University of Tasmania.


This training is funded by the Skills Fund and covers the skills and knowledge defined in the nationally recognised units of competence CHCMH404A Conduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery process and CHCAOD408B Assess needs of clients with alcohol and–or other drugs issues.


Those registering will be required to attend the workshop and complete the assessment for this unit.


To register please complete the registration form as directed here

Registrations must be received no later than 4 weeks prior to scheduled training

Training may be cancelled if insufficient registrations are received