Alcohol, Other Drugs & Mental Health (Dual Diagnosis) Training ONLINE & Live (12 Hr Advanced)

July 26, 2022

Alcohol, Other Drugs & Mental Health (Dual Diagnosis) Training ONLINE & Live (12 Hr Advanced)
    Location: Online 24/7
    Contact E-Mail:
    Phone: +61408 332 765
    Event Link:
    Brochure: SAMHI (Dual Diagnosis) Training Brochure (2020).pdf.

    To obtain a certificate of attendance and also qualify for 12 points (ONLINE) or up to 15 points (Live) of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for their professional peak body (APS, ACA, AASW, CPA, PACFA, ACWA etc), you must complete the full 2 days of intensive training, either live or online.

    This advanced training covers all of the current evidence based, best practice in the Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) and Mental Health from an integrated, holistic framework.
    This is explained here;

    The Dual Diagnosis Consultant delivering the training, has over 7 years lived experience as an ex-addict himself and spent over 10 years accessing various treatment and recovery programs to work through the underlying issues. Since then, he has 27 years of clinical experience as a counsellor and 18 years as an educator to Government and Non-Government organisations in Australia and in 81 countries worldwide.

    The Dual Diagnosis Training Intro video on the website ( introduces the 2 day advanced training that explains Substance Abuse, (with Alcohol & Other Drugs), as well as Mental Health Issues. The training is outlined in detail below at the end of this email and further information is also available on the website. This training will equip workers to be able to deliver a brief & early intervention to people struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues as well as advanced psychotherapeutic skills. This will also equip you to be a Sponsor / Buddy with a drug user who wants to implement the tripod of support to stay clean.

    Module 1. Drugs & Effects
    § Cycle of Addiction
    § Alcohol
    § Drink & Drug Driving
    § Tobacco
    § Cannabis
    § Stimulants (Speed, Ice, Ecstasy, Cocaine)
    § Inhalants (volatile substances)

    Module 2. Addictions & Mental Health
    § Dual Diagnosis
    § Integrative Holistic Model
    § Needs & Underlying Issues that drive addictions

    Module 3. Harm Minimisation & Optimal Health
    § Pharmacotherapies
    § Orthomolecular Science, Functional Medicine & Optimal Health

    Module 4. Neuropharmacology & Neurophysiology (Brian Works)
    § Neuroplasticity
    § Neurotransmitters
    § Psychosis vs Dissociation
    § Psychospirituality

    Module 5. Trauma model & Keys to Treatment
    § Memory formation
    § Locus of control shift
    § Guilt vs Shame
    § Anger, Rage & Forgiveness
    § Dealing with ambivalence

    Module 6. Brief & Early Intervention and Tripod of Support
    § Stages of Change
    § Costs vs Benefits – doing a brief intervention