Translating ATOD Research into Practice

Title: Translating ATOD Research into Practice


Date: 10th December 2013

Start Time: 09:00

End Time: 16:30


Location: Hobart


Cost:        $43.10 (payable to the TasTAFE upon receipt of invoice)




Why attend?                 

  • Build your skills in identifying the need to change current practice
  • Expand your ability to identify and evaluate the available literature
  • Learn to better plan, implement and sustain practice changes


About the Trainer

Louise Dewis is a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years’ experience in the ATOD, Disability and Mental Health sectors.  She has worked as a senior clinician for the Alcohol and Drug Service for the past 3 years, with a focus on providing psychological interventions for clients presenting with complex comorbidities, and supporting staff and students through clinical supervision. Louise also maintains a private practice one day per week working with older adolescents and adults and holds an honorary lecturer position with the School of Psychology, University of Tasmania.  Louise’s particular areas of expertise and interest include motivational interviewing, dialectical behaviour therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and research into over-the-counter codeine misuse.


This training is funded by the Skills Fund and covers the skills and knowledge defined in the nationally recognised unit of competence CHCPOL501A: Access evidence and apply in practice.  Those registering will be required to complete the assessment for this unit.


To register please click here and complete the registration form and forward to


Formal enrolment with TasTAFE must be completed by 30th November.


Direct all inquiries to Casey  Harwood,