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Indigenous AOD Workers' Wellbeing Resources

Therapeutic Journeys, Counselling Aboriginal Clients and Their Families, Series Three, Alcohol & Drug Counselling Skills With Adults and Adolescents

Type: Audiovisual/DVD
Author: Sushi Productions
Publisher: Sushi Productions
Year: 2002

This resource is a valuable tool for health practitioners who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients with alcohol or other drug (AOD) related problems. It will assist practitioners to develop their counselling skills which may improve health and wellbeing outcomes for their clients. It could also be used as an educational tool for training programs involving AOD and other health workers.

The DVD features three counselling sessions involving a drunk driver, his adolescent children and a family session. The sessions show a range of counselling skills including:

  • Gender and cultural issues
  • An approach that is sensitive to family needs
  • General counselling skills including
    • Listening skills
    • Empathy (showing feelings)
    • Questions to use and when to use them
    • Summarising and reflecting on the feelings expressed by clients
    • Assessment
    • Motivational interviewing
    • Goal setting and harm reduction for clients.

The DVD is accompanied by a set of training notes. Information is provided for trainers running workforce development programs.

These DVDs are available for purchase only. Please contact the publisher for more information.

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