Michelle Bordignon


Interested or Involved in alcohol and drug issues? Still undecided about attending the ATCA National conference?

It’s not too late to join us at this premier alcohol and drug sector event.   On offer is an opportunity to:     Be challenged and motivated by renowned international speakers     Enhance your practitioner and program related  knowledge and skill set     Mix with an audience of like minded […]


Conference Focus – Stream 2

Conference Focus Stream 2, Working with Correctional Populations. The topics covered:  Prison-based TC’s in the UK System: Hierarchical and Democratic Models. Therapeutic collaboration: Reaping the rewards and managing the risks The Three Circles: Achieving Synergy in the Prison based TC. More about the speakers and the topics: Rowdy Yates, straight […]


Why Gold Coast

Flights and accommodation  Mecure Gold Coast has provided ATCA with a special rate of $155 per night (single share) and $173 per night (twin or double share) There are some great rates for flights to the Gold Coast with Jetstar or Virgin. OR fly to Brisbane and catch the airtrain […]


Pre conference site visits

Want to see other TC’s first hand, then join us on Monday, 14 October to see some of the great work that Queensland TC’s are doing. Tour 1 and Tour 2 Mirikai, Fairhaven, Goldbridge Tour 3 Moonyah and Logan House Tours are included for all full delegate conference attendees, just […]


Why attend ATCA National Conference

Three good reasons you need to join us in October : Reason 1: Quality presentations The program showcases an impressive line-up of international, interstate and local speakers headed by Rowdy Yates, Research Fellow and facilitator of the Scottish Addiction Studies group in the University of Stirling, Scotland. Topic: Precious Inheritance: […]


Program launched

The final program has been launched for all TC communities in Australia and New Zealand.  A great 3 day program with pre conference site visits to TC’s on the Gold Coast and Brisbane. The post conference workshops provide valuable insights for those who want to know more about The ATCA […]


Call for papers – Have something unique you want to share with the TC community

Call for papers for the ATCA Conference 2013 ___________________________________________________________________________________ 1.    Symposium – 90 minutes (comprising 3-4 presentations) 2.    Individual papers – 25 minutes (inc question time) 3.    Workshops – 90 minutes, ½ and full day 4.    Project Snapshot – 14 minutes (inc question time) 5.    Alternative Presentation 6.    Posters Conference […]


Message from Conference Chair

For those of us  in  the TC movement, the term “community” is heavily imbued with meaning and significance.  It is a central  concept that  guides the way we organize and operationalize our unique  service delivery model. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the core TC principle of “Community as […]