The Brain Workshop

2024thu15feb8:30 amthu4:30 pmThe Brain Workshop

Event Details

Understand the inner workings of the brain on drugs and how to work effectively with cognitive impairment

Find out how the brain functions and the short and long term impacts of alcohol and other drug use. Gain practical strategies to tailor treatment to accommodate brain impairment and maximise client engagement and outcomes.

Alcohol and other drugs can affect the brain in both consistent and idiosyncratic ways. Up to 70% of people in alcohol and other drug treatment have significant temporary or longer term cognitive impairment related to drug use, lifestyle, or other factors.

In this workshop, learn about how different parts of the brain can be affected by drug use and how this may impact functioning. You will gain a thorough understanding of how the brain works, the functional impact of drugs and the effects on treatment. Learn how to enhance client engagement and adapt treatment strategies to improve outcomes for clients with cognitive impairments.

Learning outcomes:

– Understand how alcohol and other drugs affect the brain in the short and long term
– Gain skills in assessment of functional impairment and daily functioning
– Adapt treatment to make an impact with people who have cognitive impairments
Who should attend: This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for new, experienced and advanced practitioners. This workshop is suitable for workers in low threshold and clinical settings.

Facilitator: Dr Richard Cash
“Dr Cash is a fabulous presenter and could answer every question thoroughly and with great detail.”

Date and time: Thursday 15 February 2024 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM (UTC+11)

Location: Online event access details will be provided by the event organiser


(Thursday) 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


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