SMART Recovery Australia Webinars

Centre of Research Excellence: Indigenous Health + Alcohol: How mainstream approaches work for Aboriginal people

Thursday, 19 Nov – 11am-12pm (AEST)

The 2020 Symposium Series for the Centre of Research Excellence: Indigenous Health + Alcohol showcases the research being conducted by the Centre’s students and early career researchers.

All presenters are Aboriginal themselves and so bring a unique insight into the challenges and opportunities in this field.

The final webinar of the Symposium will be co-presented by SMART Recovery Australia Research Advisory Committee member and Worimi woman, Liz Dale.

The webinar will examine how mainstream approaches work for Aboriginal people.





Past webinars

SMART Recovery:
A summary of the research

Presented by Dr Peter Kelly, Deputy Director – Head of Research, School of Psychology

The presentation will provide an overview of the research that is being conducted examining SMART Recovery.

Dr Carlo DiClemente in conversation

SMART Recovery Australia recently hosted an exclusive live interview with Dr Carlo DiClemente, the co-creator of the Stages of Change Model, which is a key component of the SMART Recovery program.

Dr Carlo DiClemente answered a range of questions around the Stages of Charge model and SMART Recovery, focussing on how to enable sustained behaviour change, as well as looking at strengths based approaches to learning, sticking to and staying with change.

Hosted by SMART Recovery Australia National Program Manager, Dr Angela Argent.



An interview with Dr Joe Gerstein – Founding President of SMART Recovery

A history of SMART Recovery and its Founding President. You will learn how SMART Recovery started, how it was introduced into Australia and how it is now an international organisation. The interview is conducted by acclaimed journalist, author and SMART Recovery Australia Board Member, Jenny Valentish.

From Motivation to Management: Q&A with Dr William R Miller

Co-founder of Motivational Interviewing Dr William R Miller joins SMART Recovery Australia’s Dan Raffell for a one off Q&A session. Dr Miller answers questions around Motivational interviewing – a key component of SMART Recovery meetings.

Motivational Interviewing as a Brief Intervention

Host: SMART Recovery Australia National Program Manager – Dan Raffell
Guest: Dr Monica Moore

Motivational interviewing is foundational to facilitating SMART groups. Join National Program Manager Dan Raffell and Dr Monica Moore in discussing motivational interviewing as a brief intervention within a SMART Recovery group setting.

Trauma Informed Practice | In conversation with Dr Cathy Kezelman AM

Host: SMART Recovery Australia National Program Manager – Dr Angela Argent
Guest: President of Blue Knot Foundation National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma – Dr Cathy Kezelman AM

By being ‘trauma-informed,’ you can help support healing and recovery for trauma survivors attending your SMART meeting.

Building Confidence as a Facilitator

SMART Recovery Australia National Program Managers Dan Raffell and Josette Freeman teach methods for building confidence as a SMART Recovery Facilitator. The webinar is about refreshing skills and learning from other facilitators across Australia about what are the tips, tricks and challenges of running SMART Recovery meetings.

Understanding​ ​and Translating ​the ​Research Evidence for SMART Recovery into Better Outcomes for SMART Participants​

Associate Professor​. Peter Kelly and Dr. Alison Beck​ explore the research evidence for working with SMART Recovery, ​in conversation with ​SMART Recovery Australia​’s National ​Program Manager​,​ Dr. Angela Argen​t.

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