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Crying on the inside: How to help ATOD clients who have experienced trauma

Title: Crying on the inside:  How to help ATOD clients who have experienced trauma

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Date: 2013-06-03

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Start Time: 09:00

End Time: 17:00

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Cost: ATDC members $140; non-members $200

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Location: Hobart

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This presentation will cover:

  • The difference between trauma-informed and trauma-focused practices
  • How to use stepped care to respond to traumatised clients during ATOD treatment
  • How to identify signs of trauma and undertake a trauma-informed assessment
  • Best practice trauma-informed practice strategies to improve ATOD outcomes
  • Key strategies in developing a trauma-informed service
  • Taking into consideration cultural diversity issues in trauma responses
  • Essential reflective practice skills when working with traumatised clients
  • How to work collaboratively with trauma-focused services

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Prerequisite Knowledge:

This session assumes knowledge of:

  • Why understanding trauma is important for ATOD workers
  • The consequences and long term impacts of childhood trauma
  • How trauma affects brain development

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About the presenters:

Dr Nicole Lee

Nicole is a registered psychologist with 22 years experience in research, training and clinical practice. She is Associate Professor at the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction, Flinders University and holds adjunct appointments at Curtin University and Monash University. She has experience working in acute and long-term mental health services and in sexual health services, including the provision of psychological interventions for trauma, such as physical and sexual abuse in those contexts, and significant expertise in co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders treatment, especially the application of these treatments to the alcohol and other drug setting.

Linda Jenner

Linda is a registered nurse and holds a Masters in Applied Science (Research), which focused on the overlap between AOD use and mental health disorders. Linda has worked as a clinician, researcher, educator and consultant in the alcohol and other drugs and mental health fields since 1981. She has an extensive clinical history working with clients that had experienced trauma in various settings such as pharmacotherapy replacement programs, community alcohol and drug treatment services and mental health treatment settings. She has also assisted people from CALD backgrounds that had experienced trauma and worked with war veterans whose use of substances was often associated with symptoms of PTSD.

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