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CBT 4 AOD Workers: Foundational Skills

by Insight

  • Date & time
    Wed. 22 Mar 2023
    9:00 am
    Thu. 23 Mar 2023
    4:30 pm
  • location
    Room 1-3, The HUB, 60 Dalton Drive, Maroochydore QLD 4558

Please note: This workshop is available for Queensland-based AOD frontline practitioners based within Queensland Health or a non-government organisation funded to provide specialist AOD psychosocial treatment.

The 2-day CBT 4 AOD Workers: Foundation Skills workshop focusses on the basics of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and its application to people who are seeking help to address problematic alcohol and other drug use. CBT is a goal-focussed, flexible and time-limited therapy approaches which guides people in becoming more aware of their thinking, feeling and behaviour patterns, and enhance skills to support and maintain goals for change. This workshop is targeted towards AOD and mental health workers who provide counselling and who wish to build their knowledge and skills in the essentials of CBT. 

By the end of this workshop learners will be able to:

  • Understand the key concepts, structures and elements of the CBT approach for working with people impacted by problematic alcohol and other drug use.
  • Conduct a functional analysis and develop a collaborative CBT-based formulation and formulation-linked plan.
  • Offer a range of cognitive techniques, including conducting Socratic dialogues, and be aware of a range of behavioural strategies to help change unhelpful patterns involving problematic AOD use. 
  • Collaborate with clients to develop purposeful learning experiences (i.e. out of session experiments).

Day 1: Wednesday 22nd March, 9.00am - 4.30pm;

Day 2: Thursday 23rd March, 9.00am - 4.30pm.

The workshop incorporates facilitated presentations, simulated video demonstrations, problem-based group activities and a range of written and oral practical tasks. For post-training support, a Toolkit containing key resources for the practice of ‘CBT 4 AOD’ is made available to learners. 

An Expression of Interest process was held for this workshop. Applications have closed and successful participants have been notified. If you submitted and application and did not hear from us or would like to be considered for a spot on our waitlist, please email us on