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Working with AOD clients who present with cognitive impairment (Turning Point)

by Dr Catherine Cox for Insight

  • date & time

    Fri. 18 Oct 2019
    9:00 am – 12:30 pm

  • location
    4th Floor, 270 Roma Street, 'Biala' City Community Health Centre, Brisbane QLD 4000

Working with cognitively impaired clients can be a significant challenge, particularly when access to assessment services and resources are limited. Cognitive difficulties may arise from a range of aetiologies including acquired brain injury, mental health, substance use, or neurodevelopmental weaknesses and can have a significant impact on treatment outcomes and recovery.

This half day workshop is designed for AOD clinicians, counsellors, support workers and allied health professionals and will provide practical and realistic strategies for working with clients who present with, or have complaints, of cognitive difficulties. In particular, this workshop will cover two main themes:

  • Cognitive functioning, substance use and key indicators of impairment
  • Implementing recommendations to address cognitive changes including compensatory strategies, lifestyle factors and goal setting.


Dr Catherine Cox is a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist at Turning Point with extensive experience in paediatric and adult neuropsychology fields. Catherine has been involved in teaching and training with carers, clients, other health professionals and at university level.  She has been involved in a range of research projects over her career and has presented her clinical and research work at both national and international conferences.  Catherine brings a client focussed, family sensitive practice to her work.  She strives to make clinical neuropsychology accessible and practical both in her client work and in her teaching.  


Tea, coffee and a light lunch are provided at all full-day workshops at Biala. The building is wheelchair accessible and interpreters, captioning services and other sensory impairment aids can be organised if required. Please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to your workshop to discuss. 

NB: There is no parking available at Biala.

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