Mental health and alcohol update for primary care
Location: Ko Awatea, Counties Manukau, Auckland
Professor Bruce Arroll will be facilitating this workshop and presenters include Dr John McMenamin and Terry Hurawai (biographies below).
Talking about alcohol in primary care consultations - Dr John McMenamin and Terry Hurawai
- Opportunities to relate alcohol to the patient agenda
- Assessing alcohol within the patient’s health problems
- Change talk that works
- Using the Taki taki mai motivational framework
This workshop will briefly explore the evidence supporting which health conditions have alcohol as a genuine risk and present the Taki taki mai motivational framework that encourages change.
Participants will have the opportunity to workshop some key questions that can be included in everyday practice.
Achieving big results from brief consultations - FACT focussed acceptance and commitment therapy - Prof. Bruce Arroll
The FACT model is a therapy where clients focus on accepting the feelings for what they are, committing to making a change they can realistically make and that will enable them to move on and passed this feeling of being 'stuck', to living a more thriving life again.
- FACT is a model of brief therapy that is a highly condensed version of a well-established longer-term Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) treatment.
- FACT uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies to help people transform their lives.
- FACT is a model worth considering for clients with anxiety and depression disorders.
- It includes patient values in to effective tools for behaviour change.
- Attendees will learn to do a quick work/love/play questionnaire to get a snap shot of their patients lives. The deficits in this lead to the interventions.
- Attendee will learn how to use the choice point to make big changes in their lives.
Dr John McMenamin
John is a GP in Whanganui and a Clinical Director of Whanganui Regional Health Network. A graduate of Auckland School of Medicine with Distinguished Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, John also holds a postgraduate Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Auckland.
John works as a Primary Care adviser on alcohol to the Health Promotion Agency and is currently engaged with the Centre for Addiction Research at University of Auckland and the Health & Ageing Research Team at Massey University on the introduction of enhanced screening for older adults. This projects includes development of a training package drawing on the Taki taki mai framework developed by Matua Raki.
Terry Huriwai is of Te Arawa and Ngati Porou descent but lives in Christchurch. He has a history in Corrections as well as the addiction sector spanning some 20years. Terry’s research interests have primarily focused on substance misuse and problem gambling related harm to Māori – what works and for whom in treatment. Currently a programme advisor Te Rau Ora, Terry supports others to develop their curiosity and focus their skills and knowledge in pursuit of excellence. He is a co author of Takitaki mai: A guide to Motivational Interviewing for Maori and He Puna Whakaata: Therapeutic Activities to Guide Change.
Prof. Bruce Arroll
Bruce Arroll is a graduate from the University of Auckland and spent a year at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and had his first exposure to Clinical Epidemiology there. He spent the next 6 years working in Canada completing a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of British Columbia. He returned to New Zealand to do a PhD in Epidemiology. After three years he joined the Department of General Practice at the University of Auckland and has been there ever since. Having attended the meeting that established the Australasian Cochrane Centre he has been involved in four Cochrane reviews. He is also interested in screening for lifestyle and mental health issues in primary care.
He has been working in Manurewa since 1991 and is currently jointly running (since September 2006) the Greenstone Family Clinic in Manurewa which has been set up as a teaching and research clinic for training health professionals. This clinic was originally established by the University of Auckland with a grant from the ASB bank. Since 2003 it has been run by Raukura Hauora O Tainui which is a health care organisation run by the Tainui tribe. There are four clinics as part of this organisation and in 2004 120 medical students spent time at one of the clinics. As well as being involved in teaching medical students Bruce Arroll is also involved in teaching general practice registrars who a graduates training specifically in general practice. Other teaching involves a distance/flexible learning masters course in research methods. This is a course that graduate doctors, nurses, pharmacists and counsellors do as part of their masters degree.
Registration fee: $75.00 - (Please note that transport and associated costs will not be covered by PHARMAC).
Time: 9.30am-4.00pm (Morning tea and lunch will be provided)
Audience: GPs, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Pharmacists working in primary care.
Last updated: 4 July 2019