Welcome to Lives Lived Well Education Online – LEO
Learn how to screen for problem gambling – host a free workshop in your workplace or register for an online short course
We are committed to ensuring the alcohol and drug support workforce has access to quality professional development that is based on the latest evidence and contemporary best practice. Our education online system, LEO, provides a catalogue of free courses.
What’s currently in our LEO catalogue?
Now on offer is the course Screening for Problem Gambling. This free course is aimed at helping clinicians better detect problem gambling. The online course can be found at: https://liveslivedwell.docebosaas.com
About the course
Are you a counsellor or clinician wanting to know more about how to screen for problem gambling? If you see people for drug or alcohol dependency or mental health conditions, it is possible your client is also dealing with an underlying issue of problem gambling that is perhaps going undetected.
Research indicates that 58% of problem gamblers also have an alcohol or other drugs issue, and 38% have mental health conditions.
Free training is now being offered to provide clinicians with the tools to help screen and identify people who are experiencing gambling problems. The training covers:
- characteristics of problem gambling
- the relationship with substance use and mental health
- Problem Gambling Severity Index
- the use of brief interventions
- and practice-based strategies.
Organise a workshop
Training facilitator, Lives Lived Well’s Gambling/Clinical Services Manager, Gerard Moloney, is now available for bookings to visit your workplace or community and run free face-to-face training. The sessions run for 90 minutes and include online resources. If interested in making use of this opportunity, email Gerard.Moloney@liveslivedwell.org.au
Lives Lived Well and Bridges Health and Community Care are partnering to deliver free Screening for Problem Gambling Workshops in Hervey Bay on 21 March, in Maryborough on 21 March, and in Bundaberg on 22 March.
Click on the location of interest to register your free place at the event and for event details through the Eventbrite website.
Other training initiatives
Australian Winter School Conference
Lives Lived Well is a proud presenting partner of this long-standing conference, joining with QNADA to support professional training and development within the AOD sector. The next conference will be held in July 2019. To find out more, visit the Australian Winter School website.
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