Dual Diagnosis Training;
in Substance Abuse and Mental Health

For General Practitioners (RACGP)

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 around the world.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Interventions Training in Dual Diagnosis for General practitioners:

This CPD Education Activity is pending approval early 2024 and currently being delivered LIVE to professionals in the social service industry over 2 days in various locations as listed on the bottom of the events page. This training for GP’s has now been reduced from $1590 (ex GST) to $795 (ex GST) (50% off) during the 2023- 2025 triennium and will continue to be delivered on the Gold Coast and other locations as requested.

If people are unable to attend the live options, (either face to face or webinar), they are welcome to undertake the 24/7 ONLINE OPTION that is outlined here; www.dualdiagnosistraining.com.au/dual-diagnosis-training-for-professional-development and receive their CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Education Activity hours by completing the worksheet and emailing it back at the end of the training. This online option is self paced and available for half price, at the reduced rate of $214.50 and people can register from the contact page here; www.dualdiagnosistraining.com.au/contact-us.

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 30 years of clinical experience as a therapist and 23 years as an educator to Government and Non-Government organisations in Australia and in 116 countries worldwide.

Dual Diagnosis Training Intro video

This Dual Diagnosis Training Intro video introduces the 2 day advanced training that explains Substance Abuse, (with Alcohol & Other Drugs), as well as Mental Health Issues. This training will equip general practitioners to be able to deliver brief & early interventions to patients struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues, as well as advanced psychotherapeutic skills.

2 days advanced Substance Abuse & Mental Health Interventions CPD Education Activity, covers these 6 modules;

This training is pending RACGP approval early 2024 for 15 CPD education activity hours. 

Please express your interest on the contact page below.

Day 1

Module 1. Drugs & Effects
  • Cycle of Addiction
  • Alcohol
  • Drink & Drug Driving
  • Tobacco
  • Cannabis
  • Stimulants (Speed, Ice, Ecstasy, Cocaine)
  • Inhalants (volatile substances)
  • Dealing with at risk people
Module 2. Addictions & Mental Health
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Integrative Holistic Model
  • Needs & Underlying Issues that drive addictions

Day 2

Module 3. Harm Minimisation & Optimal Health

  • Pharmacotherapies
  • Orthomolecular Science, Functional Medicine & Optimal Health

Module 4. Neuropharmacology & Neurophysiology (Brain 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

If people want a statement of attendance and qualify for 15 CPD Approved Education Activity hours in (Continuing Professional Development) with RACGP, they need to complete the full 2 days (15 hours) of intensive training live (or online), covering all of the current evidence based, best practice in the Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) and Mental Health industry from an integrated, holistic framework.

This live and online training meets all of the criteria for evidence base, best practice and is available for Continuing Professional Development Points with all of the peak bodies in Australia and most countries, including the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), as well as these peak bodies;

Substance Abuse & Mental Health

For General Practitioners (RACGP)

    Events are listed on the bottom of the HOME page

    Please advise below which course you wish to register your interest in

    CPD Approved Activity Online. (Live Webinar) Dual Diagnosis Training. 7 weekly evenings by Zoom
    For people who prefer live webinar online, the 6 modules will be delivered by Zoom, once a week, for 7 weeks from 6pm to 9pm AEST. (each module is around 3 hrs)

    Bank transfer to SAMHI Trust:
    BSB: 064480
    Account: 1054 1105

    Or online by credit card through Paypal (Below). 3% credit card fee by PayPal is included in prices below.
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    RACGP Training

    This organisation is a CPD Education Provider under the RACGP CPD Program

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