Presenter: Dr Grant Christie
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Interventions for AOD use disorders in young people - 10 evidence based approaches to inform service delivery
How is your NGO / AOD / CAMHS service doing in terms of providing treatment for young people? Grant will be outlining current evidence for what works and what is recommended when helping young people with substance use difficulties. Come along and join in a discussion about how youth services across New Zealand can enhance their effectiveness and support young people better.
Dr Grant Christie, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland is a Child and Adolescent and Addiction Psychiatrist. He has been working in residential and outpatient youth addiction services in NZ and Australia for over 20 years. He is Lead Clinician at CADS Youth Service and active in improving the treatment of young people at risk of addiction and enhancing the management of co-existing problems (CEP) in mental health and primary care services. Grant has developed brief intervention training packages for primary and secondary health services and is expanding this work to look at youth addiction treatment via internet and app based modalities.