Webinar videos

Webinar videos

Evaluation and innovation series: NADA members

Hosted in partnership with NSW Health, this webinar series showcases the research undertaken by non government AOD treatment services and their research partners, as part of the AOD Early Intervention and Innovation Fund (EIIF) grant rounds.

Funded as part of the NSW Drug Package, the purpose of EIIF was to help build the evidence base for early intervention models and support people at risk of problematic AOD use, particularly young people.

The fund consisted of the NGO Evaluation Grants Scheme and the AOD Innovation Grants Scheme. Fourteen projects were funded through these schemes, and we look forward to their findings being presented as part of this series.

Evaluation of the new client centred care model used at Kedesh Rehabilitation Services

Client directed care: An evaluation of the new client centred care model used at Kedesh Rehabilitation Services

This presentation will evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of the client centred care model used at Kedesh Residential Services. It will also examine the impact of client centred care on substance use outcomes and psychological wellbeing. Download presentation [PPTX].

Presenter: A/Prof. Peter Kelly
Research team: Mr Mark Buckingham, A/Prof. Peter Kelly, Senior Prof. Frank Deane, Mr David Reid and Dr Esther Davis

Experiences of patient‐centred care in alcohol and other drug treatment settings: A qualitative study to inform design of a patient‐reported experience measure

The relationship between patient-centered care and outcomes in specialist drug and alcohol treatment: A systematic literature review

If you wish to obtain your own copy of these publications or want further information regarding this research, please contact A/Prof Peter Kelly.

Evaluation of Noffs Street University and Odyssey House residential rehabilitation program

This webinar will describe the capacity of the Ted Noff’s Street University program to attract and retain difficult-to-reach young people and examine the impact of their participation in the program on social and health outcomes. Noffs presentation [PPTX]

Presenter: A/Prof Joanne Bryant and Mr Mark Ferry
Research team: Mr Mark Ferry, A/Prof Joanne Bryant, Ms Naomi Noffs, A/Prof Limin Mao, Dr Rebecca Gray and Ms Elena Cama.

It will also assess the treatment outcomes of residential clients during and after residential rehabilitation at Odyssey House NSW and identify which factors contribute to a successful recovery. Odyssey House presentation [PPTX]

Presenters: Ms Julie Babineau, A/Prof. Toby Newton-John, Mr Mark Stevens and Mr David Kelly
Research team: Ms Julie Babineau, Mr Mark Stevens, A/Prof. Toby Newton-John and Dr Rosemaree Miller

Evaluation of ACON’s Substance Support Service

This presentation will report findings from a mixed methods evaluation of ACON’s Substance Support Service, an outpatient AOD counselling service for LGBTIQ people. It will examine treatment outcomes among ACON clients and compare their treatment experiences with clients of comparable mainstream services. Download presentation [PDF].

Presenters: Prof. Martin Holt and Dr Loren Brener
Researchers: Ms Sarah Lambert,  Dr Toby Lea; Prof. Martin Holt; Dr Loren Brener, Ms Genevieve Whitlam and Dr Rebecca Gray

Visit the project page on the UNSW website

Feasibility of adolescent AOD services in Headspace and evaluation of CR in resi rehabs

Presentation one: Feasibility of adolescent AOD interventions in Headspace centres
This presentation discusses what evidence based AOD interventions exist that would be suited for use in Headspace settings. It also explores the barriers and enablers of implementing evidence based AOD interventions in Headspace and identifies the costs of implementing the preferred model.

Presenters: Dr Julaine Allan and Ms Nicole Snowdon
Research team: Dr Julaine Allan, Ms Nicole Snowdon, Anthony Shakeshaft, Ryan Courtney and Debra Rickwood

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Outpatient psychosocial substance use treatments for young people: An overview of reviews
Findings of high quality reviews

Presentation two: An evaluation of cognitive remediation therapy among people in residential treatment for substance dependence
This presentation examines the implementation, feasibility, acceptability and outcomes of a cognitive remediation (CR) program in AOD residential rehabilitation. The findings presented are based on a pilot study conducted at Lives Lived Well.

Presenter: Dr Molly Carlyle and Dr Julaine Allan
Research team: Dr Molly Carlyle, Dr Anna Thompson, Dr Julaine Allan, Prof Leanne Hides, Dr Alice Medalia, Mr Nick Meumann, Mr Adam Roberts and Dr Matt Thomas.

Feasibility study on SMART ROM, and evaluation of DBT for young people in resi treatment

Presentation 1: Discussing the development, feasibility and acceptability of a smart phone app designed to support SMART Recovery participants to regularly enter self-monitoring data across a range of domains (e.g. substance use, mental health, wellbeing) and to provide participants with tailored feedback.

Presentation 2: Examining treatment outcomes associated with dialectical behaviour therapy for young people in residential substance use disorder treatment, identify factors associated with treatment response, and explore acceptability of the intervention. Findings are based on a comparison of two cohorts completing a 12-week residential substance use disorder treatment program at Triple Care Farm: A current DBT group intervention (2018-2020) and a comparison group from ten years prior (2008-2009) designated as treatment as usual.

Outcomes from the Emotion Regulation and Impulse Control (ERIC) intervention


This presentation examines whether exposure to the ERIC (Emotion Regulation and Impulse Control) intervention improves social and emotional wellbeing, emotion regulation, mental health and AOD use in vulnerable young people. The extent to which it is practical and feasible to implement ERIC across the NSW health system to scale is also discussed.