Concerns related to gambling can present in a range of people presenting to services such as justice, relationship, housing, drug and alcohol, child protection and mental health. Because of this, professionals working in a range of settings other than the gambling specific context will encounter people with gambling related problems. Raising and addressing issues associated with gambling within non-specialist settings can be challenging. However, the opportunity to begin to address gambling-related harms, regardless of the setting, can be an important step in supporting people to change.
The aim of this one-day workshop is to increase the awareness and skills related to raising the issue of gambling within contexts other than gambling specific services. The workshop will provide opportunities for participants to gain information for supporting people and others affected by someone else’s gambling to reduce the impact of gambling.
Participants will each be provided with a resource book for reference during and following the training. There will be opportunities for participants to practice and reflect of skills throughout the one-day workshop.
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Alison Bell has a background in Nursing and Psychology and has worked in the alcohol and other drug and mental health fields since 1987. She has been facilitating training on topics including Motivational Interviewing, mental health, addictions and gambling. Known as an enthusiastic and engaging trainer with a passion for providing participants with an opportunity to reflect on their work practices and to enhance their skills for supporting people to change. Alison has been involved in the development of motivational interviewing since 1989, when she became involved in researching the clinical application of the model in collaboration with Dr Stephen Rollnick at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. Alison has published a number of papers and book chapters, particularly in relation to the application of motivational interviewing in health care settings. Having conducted hundreds of training courses on motivational interviewing for a broad range of groups, Alison is considered to be among the leading trainers on this subject in Australia
Financial: Alison Bell is the director of Bell MHT Training Consultancy Services. She receives compensation as a consultant. Alison Bell receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Alison Bell has no relevant non-financial relationships.
This seminar has been designed to extend the clinical knowledge and applied skill of Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Psychologists, Hypnotherapists, Social Workers, Community Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Psychiatrists.
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