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: the enduring legacy of the therapeutic community and its role and value in a changing world

About Rowdy:
He has worked in the drugs field for more than thirty-five years and, prior to this appointment, he was the Director and co-founder of the Lifeline Project; one of the longest established drug specialist services in the UK. He has published widely on addiction issues; including an edited book (with Barbara Rawlings) on drug-free therapeutic communities, a handbook on the purchasing and management of drug and alcohol services and a chronicle of drugs, music, and popular culture since the 60’s. He is currently editing a book recalling the lives and legacy of a group of European pioneers of the therapeutic community movement. He is the current Executive Director of EWODOR (the European Working Group on Drugs Oriented Research), Vice-President (Teaching & Research) of the EFTC (European Federation of Therapeutic Communities) and Chair, Addictions Advisory Group, Royal College of Psychiatrists (Community of Communities). In 1994 was awarded the Order of Member of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the prevention of drug misuse.

Reason 2:
Meet and network – don’t undervalue this opportunity

Meet and network with other therapeutic communities from around Australia and New Zealand.

To date over 30 organisations are represented. They include: Palmerston Association, DASA, Karralika Programs Inc, Fresh Hope Association Inc, The Salvation Army, Goldbridge, Logan House Therapeutic Community, Higher Ground Drug Rehabilitation Trust, Cyrenian House, Mirikai, Lives Lived Well, We Help Ourselves (WHOS), The Buttery, Missiondale City Mission, CareNZ, Gold Coast Drug Council, Townsville Recovery Services, Serenity Lodge Inc.

Reason 3:
Great Workshops
The phones are running hot with more information for the Workshops on Friday, 18 October 2013.

Persons interested in becoming accredited TC reviewers  should consider attending The ATCA Standard: Reviewer Training.

This workshop will provide accredited training in the application of the ATCA Standard, This training is a pre-requisite for those wanting to undertake reviews of  residential services in Australia and New Zealand. Workshop materials will include all the documentation required to undertake a review, including an assessment tool and detailed notes to assist in documentation of the review.  Only those who become accredited under the ATCA training will have access to these materials.

Don’t forget the other two concurrent workshops.
Workshop 2:  Using Motivational Interviewing with Groups: Dr Joel Porter
Workshop 3 : TC Practice: An Experiential Workshop: Dr Lynne Magor-Blatch

No excuses now not to register!
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