Substance Abuse and Mental Health Interventions

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George Patriki provides both live and online training & development for the health care, welfare and social service industries on the Gold Coast and throughout Australia…

Dates for next training are listed further below.

Cost of Dual Diagnosis Training is reduced from $290 to $145 (50% off) .

To register and pay for the live training below,

please click on the last page of this website called, ‘CONTACT US“.

Download Dual Diagnosis Training Brochure from

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS page.

Services include:

Advanced Drug & Alcohol Training and Workshops in Substance Abuse and Mental Health.

This training is also tax deductible as a work related expense and enables people

to maintain professional development and upskilling.

Online Training…

NEW:

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Interventions

SAMHI Chemically Speaking Two (2 hr Brief Intervention)

available ONLINE now at www.samhi.online

 

Hi, thank you for your interest in our 2 hour SAMHI Chemically Speaking Two (Brief Intervention) training program.

This course costs $75 on the Udemy.com platform, however people may receive a 40% discount from us by using our token below to purchase the course for only $45 for a limited time.

www.udemy.com/samhi-chemically-speaking-two-brief-intervention/?couponCode=CHEMICALLYSPEAKING2

This program is an introduction and an ideal platform for the comprehensive Dual Diagnosis 2 day (12 hour) advanced SAMHI (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Intervention) Training designed for front line workers that will be released during 2017. This is outlined below.

This program will help you develop the skills to deliver brief and early interventions to people struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. This is part of our wider Community Development Response to ICE & Other Drugs as explained on our other website here;

www.dualdiagnosistraining.com.au/community-development/

This program will also help you to learn how to run family support groups. We run weekly live family support groups, as well as a weekly online family support group that you can join. You can read more about it here;
www.dualdiagnosistraining.com.au/family-support/

Chemically Speaking Two is the 2017 upgrade to the original Chemically Speaking produced in 1999 and now provides training in:

1.Substance Abuse & Mental Health (Dual Diagnosis)

2.Integrative Holistic Model

3.Needs & Underlying Issues that drive addictions

4.Grief Cycle & Anger

5.Drink & Drug Driving

6.Cycle of Addiction

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Cannabis
  • Stimulants (Speed, Ice, Ecstasy, Cocaine)

7.Optimal Health

8.Stages of Change

9.Costs vs Benefits – doing a brief intervention.

10.Tripod of Support for the drug user to help them move forward & stay safe.

Dates for live training in Substance Abuse & Mental Health Interventions, (also known as Dual Diagnosis or Comorbidity), is listed at the bottom of this page.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) & Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) to apply for a workplace assessment to obtain qualifications in:

  • Certificate IV – Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD)
  • Diploma – Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD)
  • Diploma – Mental Health
  • Diploma – Counselling
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RESOURCES

Chemically Speaking is a free Brief Intervention drug & alcohol video (produced in 1999) that explains the cycle of addiction, the stages of change and the grief cycle that often predisposes people to use chemicals as a way of coping with these underlying issues.

The 2017 updated Chemically Speaking Two is now available. This course costs $75 on the Udemy.com platform, however people may receive a 40% discount from us by using our token below to purchase the course for only $45 for a limited time.

www.udemy.com/samhi-chemically-speaking-two-brief-intervention/?couponCode=CHEMICALLYSPEAKING2

Chemically Speaking (1999) can be downloaded free from my Dropbox

Download free Chemically Speaking (1999) Video

Next Dual Diagnosis Training Dates

To register and pay for the training below, please click on the last page of this website called, ‘CONTACT US“.

Dual Diagnosis Training – Gold Coast

November 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dual Diagnosis Training – Gold Coast

November 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dual Diagnosis Training – Gold Coast

February 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dual Diagnosis Training – Gold Coast

February 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Training Testimonials

Hello George, I am posting you the evaluation forms from your session on 4 May. As you will see everyone loved it and you were the star of the training program! I am even inspired to bring the Nov training forward a week so you can still be the last session in the program…Thank you for your excellent session and for sharing your personal experiences. It was greatly appreciated by all of us. Regards Mary
Mary, Principal Training Officer Youth Justice Training Unit. Dept of Communities
George was informative, approachable, friendly and confident in his knowledge. He presented the topic in an interesting way and allowed enough flexibility for our staff members to ask questions when needed.
Shaan, Dpt of Corrective Services (Southern)
Hi George… I am glad for you that you are moving to QLD but say it is going to be our loss. Thanks for everything you have done for us, the staff at Greensborough still talk about you and the presentation you gave and have without exception said that they have never had drugs explained so well and understandable…
Nancie, Senior Corrections Officer Greensborough Community Correctional Services
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