Tuesday, 24 May 2016

June PD opportunities

Some of the professional development opportunities available in June.  Comment below or email the library if you would like to add anything.

Read – professional reading

Wilson, I. M., Graham, K., and Taft, A. (2016) Living the cycle of drinking and violence: A qualitative study of women's experience of alcohol-related intimate partner violence. Drug and Alcohol Review, doi: 10.1111/dar.12405.


Weinberg, M. K., Noble, J. M. and Hammond, T. G. (2016), Sleep well feel well: An investigation into the protective value of sleep quality on subjective well-being. Australian Jnl of Psychology, 68: 91–97. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajpy.12098/abstract?campaign=woletoc


Lemon, G., Stanford, S., & Sawyer, A. M. (2016). Trust and the Dilemmas of Suicide Risk Assessment in Non-government Mental Health Services. Australian Social Work, 69(2), 145-157.


Attend – informal learning sessions, journal club, seminar series

Intellectual disability mental health e-Learning

Five new modules have been added to the IDMH e-Learning platform. 

New modules include:

  • Module 9: Equality in mental health care – a guide for clinicians
  • Module 10: Consent, decision-making and privacy – a guide for clinicians
  • Module 11: Challenging behaviour – Introduction
  • Module 12: Challenging behaviour – Assessment
  • Module 13: Challenging behaviour – Management

IDMH e-learning is a way to enhance your knowledge and skills relating to mental disorders and people with an intellectual disability.  You will be required to sign up for an account to access the modules.  All modules are self-paced


Introduction to health and wellness – online course

This course focuses on the latest trends in health, nutrition, physical activity, and wellness. From stress management and sleep to overall wellbeing, explore personal health, health related attitudes and beliefs, and individual health behaviours.

Learning outcomes:

  • The role of health, nutrition, physical activity, and wellness in your daily life
  • An understanding of how psychological and emotional health are connected to our overall wellbeing and health
  • How to identify personal health risks based upon current lifestyle choices
  • How to identify lifestyle changes that will enhance lifelong health
  • How to evaluate the evidence to support healthy behaviours and lifestyles

When: Starts 6th June

Duration: 8 weeks, 18hr/week


Listen – podcasts, webinars

Starlady: Supporting LGBTI Communities in Rural, Regional and Remote areas – Webinar

Part of the webinar series delivered by MindOUT! Visit their website for more details closer to the date.

Date: 14th June


Leveraging Mobile Technology to Build Concurrent Addiction Recovery Monitoring and Relapse Prevention Capacity – Webinar

Hosted by Turning Point and presented by Christopher R. Wilkins, Sr., MHA, this seminar aims to equip attendees with knowledge about current trends in health service delivery systems and in proliferation of mobile health technology, to understand how current addiction treatment models compare to those movements, and to understand the ACHESS mobile recovery support application and its proliferation/uses.  This session will be available online.

When: Thursday 16th June 2016
Time:   3:30pm – 5:00pm AEST


Insight webinar - Substance-Induced Psychotic Disorders (SIPD)

Presented by Assoc. Prof Leanne Hides Deputy Director - Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research (CYSAR), QUT.  Substance-induced psychotic disorders (SIPD) are an under-recognised disorder that occurs in 30-50% of individuals presenting to mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) services. This presentation will review the research evidence for SIPD and discuss the

clinical implications for identifying and treating SIPD in mental health and AOD settings.

When: Wednesday, 1st June, 10 – 11am AEST


Working together to support people who deliberately self-harm – MHPN webinar

Hear an interdisciplinary panel's perspective on how to best support people who deliberately self-harm.

When: 20th June, 7.15-8.30pm AEST