Working with offending behaviours and ATOD issues

Title: Working with offending behaviours and ATOD issues


Date: 2013-09-06

Start Time: 9:00 am

End Time: 4:30 pm


Cost:  ATDC Members $145; non-members $210


Location: Hobart


Click here for details of the Devonport training on 3rd September


This training will cover:

  • Understanding ATOD related offending;
  • Understanding offenders and the precursors to offending behaviours;
  • Increasing skills in working with clients with a history of offending behaviour and ATOD use;
  • Development of confidence and skills in managing risk, safety and boundaries in working with clients with offending behaviours and ATOD issues;
  • Managing difficult behaviours in clients with offending behaviours and ATOD issues.
  • Exploration of values and attitudes that enhance worker effectiveness in working with clients with offending behaviours and ATOD issues.


Level of Training:

The training is offered at intermediate – advanced level


Prerequisite Knowledge:

This session assumes knowledge of:

  • The role of the community sector in Tasmanian justice programs;
  • Understanding the relationship between drug use and offending at an introductory level.


The prerequisite knowledge was covered in the free information/panel session  The Drugs/Crime cycle: Insight from Research and Practice on 26th July and preliminary reading will be available to those registering.


About the presenters: 

Alana Johnston is a registered forensic psychologist who has worked with Caraniche for approximately 4 years. Alana has held a variety of roles in both a prison and community environment. Currently Alana is the coordinator for the AOD Corridors service and is primarily based between Whittlesea and Craigieburn.  Alana has recently been the Project Lead for
the Department of Health funded Forensic AOD Workforce Training. This has involved training package development for two-day Workforce training, the one-day Forensic Supervision training as well as development of Regional Supervision Network Sessions program.


Trish Evers is a provisional psychologist with two years’ experience with  Caraniche working as a Drug & Alcohol Clinician within prison-based  correctional settings. Within Caraniche, Trish has also been involved in developing and delivering the Forensic AOD Workforce training, which is funded by the Department of Health and has been rolled out across Victoria.  Outside of her Caraniche role, Trish lectures at a tertiary level in a range of psychology subjects and supervises students undertaking 4th year research projects. Trish has received Vice Chancellor and Dean’s awards for her teaching.


To Register:  click here




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