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The Neuroscience of Addiction: A Workshop for Practitioners

Melbourne, 24 July 2017

Discover what neuroscience has to say about the origins and progress of addiction from one of the world’s authorities on the topic.

This workshop is for you if you are interested in the brain science behind addiction and how this knowledge can be used to find effective solutions in practice settings.

The workshop is specially designed for alcohol and other drug workers, counsellors, peer workers, case managers, youth workers, as well as any other health and welfare workers whose role may bring them in contact with people who use drugs.

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date: 24 July 2017 9am-4pm sharp
Meet Marc at the post workshop book signing 4-5pm.

Cost:
Super earlybird (before 30 April): $350 – SOLD OUT
Earlybird (before 31 May): $400
Standard (from 1 June): $450

We have a small number of part scholarships for peer workers and students. Please contact us for details and eligibility criteria.

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About Marc Lewis

About Marc Lewis
Marc Lewis is a cognitive neuroscientist and professor emeritus of developmental psychology, at the University of Toronto from 1989 to 2010.

Now blogging, writing, and speaking on the science, experience, and treatment of addiction. He is the author of over 50 scientific journal articles on developmental psychology, emotion, and neuroscience.

He is well known for his contributions to The Guardian and other popular publications, as well as a regular conference keynote and TED speaker.

View from the Addicted Brain

Melbourne, 24 July 2017

Ever wondered what happens in the addicted brain? Marc Lewis, world renowned author and speaker, talks about his own experience with addiction, what happens to the brain on drugs and solutions to the problems of addiction.

Is addiction really a brain disease? Come to this fascinating talk by a world leader and find out.

This seminar is for parents, professionals and people who use drugs who are interested in the brain science of addiction. Hear about the science in an accessible and entertaining evening with Marc Lewis.

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date: Monday 24th July 2017
 6pm for a 6:30pm sharp start
Seminar runs from 6:30-8:00 including questions with an opportunity to meet Marc at the post-seminar book signing. Copies of his books will be available on the night.



Cost:
$20 waged or 
$10 unwaged

We have a small number of full scholarships for consumers experiencing financial hardship. Please contact us for details and eligibility criteria.

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About Marc Lewis

Marc Lewis is a cognitive neuroscientist and professor emeritus of developmental psychology, at the University of Toronto from 1989 to 2010.

Now blogging, writing, and speaking on the science, experience, and treatment of addiction. He is the author of over 50 scientific journal articles on developmental psychology, emotion, and neuroscience.

He is well known for his contributions to The Guardian and other popular publications, as well as a regular conference keynote and TED speaker.

Face to face ice training for frontline workers

Learn about ice and its effects and the best way to respond to people affected by ice

Registrations open June 2017

As part of Victoria’s $45.5 million ice action plan ‘Taking action, Stopping ice’ 360Edge has been chosen to deliver half day face to face workshops to more than 5000 workers a year across Victoria to build their knowledge and skills to respond safely and effectively to people affected by the drug ice.

Register here for free training for your sector:

  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Clinical mental health
  • Community mental health
  • Health
  • Dental Health
  • School, VET, university and community learning
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Pharmacy
  • Transport
  • Welfare

 

Got questions?

Please email icetraining@360edge.com.au

 

 

This training is funded by

Responding to ice

With concern about methamphetamine related problems on the rise, the alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council of Tasmania with the Tasmanian Government invited 360Edge to facilitate two major workshops in Devonport and Hobart for alcohol and drug workers, mental health, health and frontline workers such as ambulance, police and medical practitioners.

Over 400 people expressed interest for 250 places at the workshops.

Feedback from the day:
“Clear and comprehensive presentation delivered at a level for all to understand”
“Great balance between theoretical and practical”
“I learnt so much! It was awesome!”
“Brilliant workshop!"
“I would definitely come again to other workshops presented by Nicole and Linda”

4 Day CBT Intensive for Alcohol and other Drug Practitioners

Melbourne, 11-14 September 2017

Registrations open 15 May

 

This course has been developed especially for alcohol and other drug professionals who want to build and strengthen the core CBT clinical skills that are the foundation for all best practice CBT protocols from traditional CBT to newer cognitive therapy models like the mindfulness-based therapies.

  • Get back to basics and understand exactly what makes CBT tick
  • Learn the why not just the how so you can apply core skills to any CBT type
  • Unlock the art and science of your practice to take it to the next level

Our unique interactive self-practice approach means you will really experience CBT from the inside, creating a deep understanding of how it works.

Cognitive behaviour therapy is an umbrella term that includes a number of solution oriented therapies focusing on self reflection, problem solving and learning skills that can be applied across situations:

  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy

Find out how to use the core skills of CBT to drive change whatever model you use. Our focus is understanding and experiencing the drivers of change in CBT that underlie all CBT models.

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'Loved the course... I want more'

10 out of 10 participants said they would recommend this training to their colleagues!