In this seminar Dr Crafti will provide an overview of Turning Point and the services they provide, experiences of a psychologist working within the AOD Sector, facts about ice/methamphetamine, effective treatment options for people who use Ice, potential referral pathways, and recovery amongst this client group
After attending this seminar participants will be able to:
- Distinguish the facts of ice use in Victoria (using the best available statistics) from the hyperbole often seen in the Media.
- Understand the short, medium and long term effects of ice on people who use this substance and available evidence based treatment options.
- Understand the Victorian alcohol and other drug service sector and referral pathways for clients and families.
About the presenter(s)
Dr Naomi Crafti BBSc (Hons), DPsych (Counselling)
Naomi is a Senior Research/Education Fellow at Turning Point. She started at Turning Point in 2012 following 15 years experience teaching Psychology at Swinburne University and several years in Community Education at Eating Disorders Victoria. At Turning Point, Naomi oversees the Workforce Development area and teaches in the Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Alcohol and other Drug Studies and the Master of Addictive Behaviour, offered through Monash University. Naomi’s research interests are in feminist counselling approaches and gendered perspectives on health, particularly in eating disorders and other addictive behaviours.
What gets Naomi out of bed every morning is a love of learning and the belief that ‘knowledge is power’ (Francis Bacon). When she doesn’t know about something, Naomi has found that the best way to learn is to try and teach it to others.
Parking: Please note there is no parking onsite at Turning Point however metered parking is generally available nearby (Gertrude or side streets). Alternatively, Melbourne Museum carpark is an option.