Substance Abuse and Mental Health Interventions

Dual Diagnosis Training

George Patriki provides both LIVE and ONLINE training & professional development for the health care, welfare and social service industries on the Gold Coast, throughout Australia and to 116 countries in the world. Cost of Dual Diagnosis Training is reduced from $390 (ex GST) to $195 (ex GST) at 50% off = $214.50 (with GST).

Live webinars are also available for organisations for up to 25 people. Email us for enquires.

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 live and online training is eligible for CPD points with Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

To register and pay for the LIVE or ONLINE training, please visit our contact and payments page.

Discounts available to online group bookings of 10 or more.

NEW: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Interventions Dual Diagnosis Training (Advanced, 12 Hour, Self Paced) available ONLINE.

Next LIVE Dual Diagnosis Training Dates

Chemically Speaking Two

This program is an introduction and an ideal platform for the comprehensive 2 day Dual Diagnosis (12 hour) advanced (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Intervention) Training.

This program will help you develop the skills to deliver brief and early interventions to people struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues.

RACGP Training

Dual Diagnosis Training

For General Practitioners (RACGP)

2 days advanced Substance Abuse & Mental Health Interventions as CPD Approved Activity that covers 6 modules.

RPL & Upskilling

During the mid 1990’s, competitive tendering required government funded organisations to comply with minimum standards. Government and peak body organisations have now developed a best practice framework for the substance abuse industry to ensure that organisations have established policies and procedures that satisfy their structural, legal and ethical requirements.


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 and outlined here

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

This can be purchased from our contact page.

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