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SANDAS Symposium – ‘Conversations on Complexity’

$175.00


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Are you or your organisation a member of SANDAS? Use coupon code MEMBER to get a $50 discount!

Please add any dietary requirements in the “Additional Information” section of your order.

The issue of client complexity is a perennial one for the alcohol and other drug treatment sector. Alcohol and other drug issues rarely occur in isolation, and clients accessing treatment services are often facing issues in a number of life domains, creating challenges and barriers for successful treatment. As the societal and political landscapes change in Australia, new awareness of complexities emerge and require consideration in order for the sector to continue to provide effective, evidence based, accessible and equitable treatment.

In recent years a strong focus has been taken on the prevalence of co-occurring mental health issues amongst this client group. This has created challenges for clinicians, but also opportunities for collaborative service provision and the development of integrated models of care. There has been much achieved in the treatment sector in terms of capacity building for organisations and their workforce, enabling improved outcomes for clients.

But of course, complexity is not limited to mental health issues. Our clients are unique individuals who often face several other co-occurring complexities such as physical health issues, family and domestic violence, issues of gender and sexuality, disability and brain injury, problematic gambling and cultural influences just to name a few.

The SANDAS Symposium brings together a number of speakers who are working with some of these complexities, to share experiences of how these challenge our sector, impact upon individuals, contribute to our evidence bases, and create opportunities for collaborative service provision.

You are invited to attend this exciting event, which will provide opportunities for networking, learning, reflection and inspiration. SANDAS has secured a strong line up of both local and interstate speakers, which we hope will provide good value for money, and a memorable day of professional development.

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