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CUPIT and PotHelp – Cannabis Health Tools – FREE training 11 August 2015

CUPIT and PotHelp – Cannabis Health Tools

11th of August – SAVE THE DATE !!!

On Tuesday 11 Aug 2015 there will be 2 cannabis-themed trainings in Nelson.
In the morning: CUPIT – Cannabis Use Problems Identification Test,
In the afternoon: The PotHelp website

These workshops are for anyone who works with young people who might be experiencing problematic cannabis use.


CUPIT and PotHelp  – Cannabis Health Tools

11th of August – SAVE THE DATE !!!

On Tuesday 11 Aug 2015 there will be 2 cannabis-themed trainings in Nelson.

Morning workshop:  10.30 til 11.30

CUPIT  – Dr Jan Bashford & Health Action Trust

A measure of current and developing cannabis-related problems.

This workshop is for anyone who works with young people who might be experiencing problematic cannabis use.  ( See below for more information on CUPIT).

Afternoon workshop:  1.00 til 2.00

PotHelp  – Catherine Milburn, NZ Drug Foundation

PotHelp is the latest addition to the NZDF help suite and offers an online self-help programme, and an accompanying hardcopy workbook where people can write down their thoughts and goals to help them to quit or reduce their cannabis use.

*  Find out more about the website

*  Find out how the website can work for you

*  Let NZDF know what drug information resources your community needs

Venue: ACC rooms (ground floor)
47 Collingwood Street (Cnr Halifax & Collingwood), Nelson.

Please email roseyd@healthaction.org.nz to register.

ESSENTIAL: Please name which workshop(s) you wish to register for in your message and/or subject line.

More info about CUPIT:  Cannabis Use Problems Identification Test 

A measure of current and developing cannabis-related problems

Jan Bashford PhD

Dr Bashford conducted both her masters and doctoral research to inform
and assist clinical practice among cannabis users. She conducted the first evaluation of the effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as typically delivered to cannabis treatment-seekers at New Zealand publicly-funded treatment services.

Espousing a public health Screening/Early Intervention (SEI) perspective,
her doctoral research addressed the need for a brief, reliable, and valid screening tool
for detecting both currently problematic and potentially problematic (at-risk) cannabis use among adolescent and adult consumers of community health and social services to expedite early intervention to prevent escalation to more serious harms.

Empirically-developed and longitudinally verified (predictive ability) among
a New Zealand mixed adolescent/adult sample (13-61 years), the Cannabis Use Problems identification Test (CUPIT) is a brief, widely-acceptable,
easily-administered screener with excellent diagnostic and predictive properties
for use among consumers of all ages.

The CUPIT has been translated into several languages and used among clinical, general, and adolescent populations in multiple treatment settings elsewhere. The CUPIT can assist practitioners across diverse community-based health and social services with public health SEI initiatives to reduce cannabis-related harm in the community.

This workshop is for anyone who works with young people who might be experiencing problematic cannabis use.
The CUPIT training is brought to you by Health Action Trust
in collaboration with Dr Jan Bashford.

Article type: Training
Start date: August 11, 2015
Start time: 10:30 AM
End Date: August 11, 2015
End Time: 02:00 PM
Venue:ACC Rooms, ground floor, 47 Collingwood St, (corner Halifax and Collingwood)

Cost: FREE

Contact Name: Rosey Duncan
Contact Phone: 03 548 2798
Contact Email: roseyd@healthaction.org.nz