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Cutting Edge 2019 conference: Pre-conference Asian Workshop

Thursday, July 18, 2019   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: mental health, migrants, workshop, asian health, addiction

You are invited to this workshop prior to the Cutting Edge 2019 conference. The workshop will include an overview of Asian family Services and eCALD Services; and then a course on Working with Addiction with CALD Clients. 

Date: Wednesday 18th September 2019.
Time: 9am to 3.45pm. Catering provided.
Location: Cordis Hotel Auckland.
Cost: Free if you are currently a health professional working in either primary, secondary or a non-governmental organisation (NGO). Preference would be given to those who are working in the addiction section (and a registered member of Dapaanz). Otherwise the workshop will be $300 plus GST per person.

Register now for this Asian Workshop as places are limited. Registrations closes on Friday 30th August 2019. Contact the organisers for more information or if you have questions (cald[at]

Information on the Working with Addiction with CALD Clients course

CALD clients in this course refer to culturally and linguistically diverse clients from Asian, Middle Eastern and African background. Addiction discussed in this course includes gambling, drug and alcohol, and internet gaming addictions.

Course information: This course is intended for anyone working with addiction clients.  The aim of the course is to provide strategies for managing cross-cultural interactions, screening, assessment, treatment and interventions in an addiction context working with CALD clients and their families. 

Participants will:

  • Become aware of the importance of culturally competent addiction services for CALD clients and families;
  • Have a better understanding of the barriers to access, cross cultural issues with engagement, assessment and treatment when working with CALD clients and families in addiction settings;
  • Gain skills to develop trust and rapport with CALD clients and families; and
  • Gain skills in cross-cultural clinical assessment, screening and treatment.

On completing this course you will have greater insight of the issues surrounding addiction issues with CALD clients and their families; will become aware of how to develop rapport and trust with CALD clients and families and gain skills in cross-cultural engagement, assessment and intervention with CALD clients.

Participants completed the course can claim 10 professional education points from DAPAANZ with the certificate.

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