Substance Abuse & Mental Health Interventions
Training in Dual Diagnosis: is now available online at

Date: Ongoing

Training in Dual Diagnosis: is now available online at

    This 2 day advanced Dual Diagnosis Training is now available ONLINE

    This training is also currently available LIVE in various locations as listed on the bottom of our website. This training has now been reduced from $290 to $145 (50% off) and will continue to be delivered on the Gold Coast and other locations as requested.

    If people want a certificate of attendance and also qualify for 12 points (ONLINE) or 15 points (Live) of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for their counselling peak body (such as; CPS, APS, AASW, ACS etc), they need to complete the full 12 hours of intensive training, covering all of the current evidence based, best practice in the Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) and Mental Health industry from an integrated, holistic framework.

    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 25 years of clinical experience as a counsellor and 16 years as an educator to Government and Non-Government organisations in Australia. 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.
    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 addiction

    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