Adaptive Practices: A webinar series about the clinical and community responses to COVID-19 across the Alcohol and other Drugs (AOD) sector
Hosted by St Vincent’s Alcohol & Drug Service, NCCRED coordinated a series of webinars with a range of guests, hoping to explore some of the unique challenges currently being experienced by the Alcohol and other Drugs sector amidst the necessity of social distancing and the threat of infection. Reflecting upon some of the challenges and opportunities during these unprecedented times, and aiming to become a useful resource as we continue to face uncertainty in practice.
This series, hosted by Dr Nadine Ezard, included a Q&A and in depth discussions with clinicians, consumers and others. Diving into some of the immediate problems, research endeavours, and new clinical practices that are emerging during the time of COVID-19 and what life might look like after the pandemic.
‘General Practice: the frontline of the AOD sector & COVID-19’
Duran is the Aboriginal Counsellor for the Drug and Alcohol service at St Vincents Hospital Sydney. Duran is a proud Ngiyampaa man. Ngiyampaa tribe is one of three traditional owners of Lake Mungo which
Developing micro skills for delivering services via the phone
Current issues facing clients
Ways to engage with clients when on the phone
Remaining professional whilst working from home
Worker wellbeing and best practice in AOD care
Friday 1st May
Dr Suzie Hudson
Suzie is an accredited mental health Social Worker and has over 20 years’ clinical experience in the fields of substance misuse, mental health, forensics, research and evaluation. Suzie has worked, developed
Privacy and confidentiality practices when providing counselling via phone or video-link
Introducing clients to receiving counselling via tele/video-link
Worker-well being issues
Transitioning to telehealth: providing critical service at a distance
Dr Elizabeth Knock
Dr Elizabeth Knock is a clinical psychologist leading an allied health team of counsellors at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Alcohol and Drug Service Outpatients and Stimulant Treatment Program. She provides
Treating the hype: Supports and treatment responses for people impacted by methamphetamine use
NCCRED partnered with Dr Suzie Hudson (NADA) and Insight to deliver the webinar “Treating the hype: Supports and treatment responses for people impacted by methamphetamine use”.
Whilst overall rates of Methamphetamine use in Australia have remained stable in recent years, people who use methamphetamines are reporting higher rates of regular and dependent use, leading to complex physical, mental health and social problems. The role of treatment and other interventions is crucial in addressing these issues, along with residential rehabilitation, withdrawal management and counselling making. The evidence base for stimulant-specific interventions and treatment is modest to date, but building, recognising the need for effective support and acknowledging the frequent experience of discrimination around this substance.
This webinar was brought to you by Insight – for more resources please go to their website www.insight.qld.edu.au