Achieving more for patients: courageous conversations in drug and alcohol misuse

Approaching the issue of alcohol and substance abuse can be difficult, and doing so in a supportive and caring manner can be even trickier. As front-line medicine experts, pharmacists are well-placed to identify people with alcohol and substance use disorders, and encourage and assist them to seek treatment and support.

This workshop will provide pharmacists with the motivational interviewing skills to have courageous conversations with patients who may have alcohol and substance use disorders, as well as courageous conversations with prescribers, to maximise patient outcomes.


Presenter bio:

Professor Adrian Dunlop is Area Director and Senior Staff Specialist, Drug & Alcohol Clinical Services; Conjoint Associate Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle; Assistant Clinical Advisor in Drug and Alcohol, Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Office, NSW Ministry of Health and member, Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health, Hunter Medical Research Institute and University of Newcastle.


Dr Kylie Bailey is a Senior Clinical Psychologist who has over 20 years’ clinical experience working with disabilities, addiction, mental health and health promotion. Kylie has worked at Hunter Primary Care since 2011 and manages the Drug & Alcohol, and Aged Care Programs.


Currently applying for accreditation

This activity may include up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits upon successful completion