Feasibility and outcomes of an innovative cognitive-behavioural skill training programme for co-occurring disorders in the youth alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector

Hides, Leanne, Elkins, Kathryn, Catania, Lisa S., Mathias, Steve, Kay-Lambkin, Frances and Lubman, Dan I. (2007) Feasibility and outcomes of an innovative cognitive-behavioural skill training programme for co-occurring disorders in the youth alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector. Drug and Alcohol Review, 26 5: 517-523. doi:10.1080/09595230701499134


Author Hides, Leanne
Elkins, Kathryn
Catania, Lisa S.
Mathias, Steve
Kay-Lambkin, Frances
Lubman, Dan I.
Title Feasibility and outcomes of an innovative cognitive-behavioural skill training programme for co-occurring disorders in the youth alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector
Journal name Drug and Alcohol Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0959-5236
1465-3362
Publication date 2007-09-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09595230701499134
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 26
Issue 5
Start page 517
End page 523
Total pages 7
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract There are limited treatment options available for young drug users with comorbid mental health problems who present to alcohol and other drug (AOD) services within Australia. While there is some evidence for the use of cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) in the treatment of co-occurring disorders, CBT is rarely used to address comorbidity in the AOD sector. This paper describes the development, implementation and evaluation of a brief cognitive-behavioural skills (BCBS) training programme for addressing comorbidity within two youth AOD services in Australia. Ten youth AOD workers completed a 2-day training programme in the BCBS. Training was evaluated using measures of trainees' cognitive-behavioural knowledge, attitudes towards mental health interventions and level of skills and confidence in each of the BCBS pre- and 6 months post-training. The BCBS training had a positive impact on the knowledge, skills and confidence of trainees and was perceived to be highly relevant and appropriate. These findings provide preliminary support for the feasibility and effectiveness of the BCBS training programme for workers within the youth AOD sector. [Hides L, Elkins K, Catania LS, Mathias S, Kay-Lambkin F, Lubman DI. Feasibility and outcomes of an innovative cognitive-behavioural skill training programme for co-occurring disorders in the youth alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector.
Keyword Brief intervention
CBT
Comorbidity
Drug abuse
Mental health
Training
Young people
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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