'Greening Out: Supporting Young People Using Cannabis - Advanced Skills for Practice' introduces workers to clinical skills for responding to cannabis use in young people.
This 6 hour training program will:
- Develop skills for transforming an assessment of cannabis use into a therapeutic action plan.
- Build practical skills for the development and delivery of a range of therapeutic interventions for young people using cannabis utilising a Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy approach.
- Explore the development of realistic reduction and abstinence plans, and management of concurrent nicotine dependence.
Although the language used in 'Greening Out' is aimed at work with young people, the knowledge and skills developed in this training are generally transferable to adult populations.
Participants undertaking the 'Advanced Skills for Practice' training will require knowledge and skills in understanding the drug Cannabis, general assessment of substance use and a general understanding of Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Understanding the drug Cannabis and assessment of cannabis use and other substance use is covered in our 'Introductory Skills' training program - visit our training page for more information.
At the end of training, participants will be able to:
(1) Utilise information from an assessment of cannabis and other substance use to inform the development of a therapeutic action plan.
(2) Utilise the components of an action plan to inform and develop an intervention for cannabis use in young people.
(3) Apply Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy skills and strategies to deliver an intervention for cannabis use in young people.
(4) Develop youth friendly reduction and abstinence plans which respect the young person's person's current stage of change.
(5) Understand options for the management of concurrent nicotine use and/or dependence.