2021 Post Grad Course: Youth Addictions & Co-Existing Problems

18 June 2021

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Coming up at the University of Auckland, Semester 2, 2021

Youth Addictions & Co-Existing Problems

Overview of the key principles to manage alcohol and drug problems in Child & Adolescent Mental Health contexts.

This University of Auckland course (PSYCHIAT 766) developed by Child & Addictions psychiatrist Dr Grant Christie, runs in Semester Two (July – November 2021), and covers a range of topics including; 

  • Screening
  • Assessment
  • Brief interventions
  • Harm Reduction
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • CBT in addiction treatment.

Most coursework is online; the course is designed for student-clinicians across the country.

Only two days of face-to-face teachings (Tue 14 & Wed 15 September 2021, University of Auckland, Grafton Campus) and self-organised visits to specialist treatment settings are required.


For this year only, there is funding for this course – to be eligible, you need to be working in a service funded by the Ministry of Health and your main work needs to be assessment and treatment of children and / or adolescents with mental health difficulties, at least some of whom also have substance use difficulties.

This 15 point Semester course can also form part of the ICAMH Masters programme.

Only 14 places are available

To apply for a place (PSYCHIAT 766), go to Student Services Online

To apply for funding, email, Ying, [email protected]

For information on other PG ICAMH courses, click here

To discuss, contact Vas Ajello, [email protected]