- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.25 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.
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|Handout 1 - Case study questions (0.79 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Handout 2 Mental Distress Safety Plan (1.53 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Handout 3 Developing a Care Plan for Mental Distress (1.53 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Handout 4 Cycle of Addiction (0.24 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Handout 5 Transtheoretical Stages of Change (0.18 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Handout 6 Family Accomodation Process (0.39 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Handout 7 What You Can and Can’t Control (0.04 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Handout 8 Strategies for Affected others (0.30 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Handout 9 How to Help a Person Who is Currently Intoxicated (0.28 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Handout 10 Common Ways of Coping (0.29 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Handout 11 Drugs Wheel Australian version 1.0.3 (0.30 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Handout 12 - Presenter slides (0.90 MB)||Available after Purchase|
Amber Rules is a psychotherapist, counsellor, group therapist, clinical supervisor and mental health facilitator. She has extensive experience with addictions and specialises in working with the family members of people who use substances and repetitive harmful behaviours or have complex mental health needs through harm minimisation and compassion-based lenses.
She is the Clinical Director of Sydney Addictions Recovery, a specialist counselling clinic in Sydney’s Inner West. She is also the Director and Founder of Rough Patch; an affordable counselling serve that uses a unique social enterprise model to make counselling more accessible and affordable. Previously in her career, Amber has worked in both public and private inpatient rehabilitation centres and hospitals, specialist outpatient counselling services, and private practice.
Before becoming a therapist, Amber worked in the entertainment industry. She has an understanding of the difficulties that come with creative, non-traditional and high-profile careers and is experienced in helping clients manage addiction and mental health difficulties that sometimes accompany these occupations.
Amber also has lived experience of substance involvement, family addiction and intergenerational trauma, and draws on this in her clinical practice.
Financial: Amber M. Rules is the founder and director of Rough Patch Affordable Counselling & Mental health Supports and has an employment with Sydney Addictions Recovery. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Amber M. Rules is a member of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs, the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Australia, and the Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Association.
COVID-19 AND YOUR SAFETY
Our venue is registered with Service NSW as a 'Covid Safe' venue.
You will be required to checkin via our QR code and to abide by the safety measures current at the time and in line with public health orders. These will be advised in your pre-event reminder/information emails.
In the interest of everone's safety, PDP reserves the right to deny entry to any participant who chooses not to follow the current COVID safety plans.
This venue offers wheelchair access from the Brown Street entrance.
4 minute walk from Chatswood train/metro/bus interchange
Links to reasonable early-bird parking close to the venue:
All day tea, coffee and chilled water are provided.
We have a fridge and two microwave ovens should you wish to bring your own food.
The venue has a cafe on the ground floor and is surrounded by cafes and restaurants inlcuding an extensive foodhall above the Chatswood Interchange.
Learning objectives of this training:
“Addiction and complex mental health issues impact more than just the individual - this workshop supports better outcomes for everyone touched by addiction and mental health.” Amber Rules
How will you benefit from attending this training?
Morning Session (includes a short morning tea break)
Afternoon Session (includes a short afternoon tea break)
9:00am - 12:45pm
Includes a 15 minutes break at 10:45am
12:45pm - 1:45pm
1:45pm - 5:00pm
Includes a 15 minutes break at 3:15pm
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