Working with Clients who have Drug and/or Alcohol Dependency - Sydney

9:30am Thursday, 10 October 2019
4:00pm Thursday, 10 October 2019
Professional Development Workshops
Vibe Hotel Sydney
111 Goulburn Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

The Australasian Housing Institute will be delivering a service delivery workshop, Working with Clients who have Drug and/or Alcohol Dependency, in Sydney on Thursday, 10 October 2019. 

This one-day workshop aims to assist people in delivering quality client services to those who have become dependent on substances such as drugs and/or alcohol. It will enable staff to develop strategies and communication skills to work more effectively in such client situations.


  • assessment of complex situations
  • introduction of de-fusing and de-escalation skills
  • use of assertiveness skills
  • self-management
  • sharing local knowledge of appropriate agencies for additional expertise and referral

Workshop participants will explore the critical issues of working more effectively with complex and demanding clients. They will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of, and practical use of, strategies and intervention techniques that may be of use to them in such work situations.

While the workshop may not be able to address each specific concern that all trainees may have or provide ideal solutions for each and every situation, the goal is to share an array of strategies and ideas that may be helpful to the worker.


  • $315 for AHI members
  • $420 for non-members

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Presenter: Dr Steve Morgan

Dr Steve Morgan, D.Psych, is a doctorally-qualified Forensic Psychologist. He has been in private practice as a Psychologist and Trainer from 2001. He also holds a Masters Degree in Education and a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. He has held academic posts with the Australian Catholic University, Griffith University (including with the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention) and James Cook University. He was also appointed to the International Criminal Court in The Hague 2010-2011. Dr Morgan has provided Courtroom expert evidence in Supreme Court, District Court and Magistrates Court matters. Dr Morgan has also worked within and managed a team of psychologists until 2014 offering expert forensic/ clinical assessment and psychological intervention for adults and children, also specialised alcohol and drug assessment and treatment. Other treatment elements have been inclusive of work with clients with depression, anger management concerns, PTSD, complex trauma and anxiety disorders - including assessment and treatment of offenders also victims of violent and sexual assault. He has delivered training events, presentations and workshops in Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, The Netherlands, New Zealand and across Australia.

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$420.00 *
$420.00 *
* GST exempt

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