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George Patriki

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George Patriki has over 7 years of lived experience as an ex-addict himself and spent over 10 years accessing various treatment and recovery programs to work through the underlying issues. Soon after exiting the drug culture in 1983, George began reaching out to people with substance abuse issues and has 29 years of clinical experience as a counsellor, and 22 years as an educator and clinical supervisor. Since 1992, he has developed this commitment into a full time vocation and career as a Dual Diagnosis Consultant on the Gold Coast and throughout Australia. George has spent countless hours helping thousands of people affected by drug & alcohol issues as well as concurrent mental health concerns. George is committed to reaching out to people struggling with addictive behaviours, particularly those with severe life controlling problems due to significant trauma. He works in areas of court advocacy, counselling, outreach, running community forums, seminars and recovery groups for drug users (including dual & multiple diagnosis) and their loved ones. George has been delivering training in Dual Diagnosis since 2002. Since then, he has 22 years of experience as an educator to Government and Non-Government organisations in Australia and in 116 countries worldwide through his online Dual Diagnosis Training (www.dualdiagnosistraining.com.au).This training equips workers to be able to deliver brief and early interventions to people struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues, as well as advanced psychotherapeutic skills. He has also developed an Anger Management Program (www.anger.org.au) that is available online 24/7. George’s areas of specialty include:Psycho-Dynamic & Trauma Model TherapyCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)Motivational InterviewingSolution Focused TherapyNarrative TherapyBrief and Early Intervention Qualifications include:Diploma in AOD (Alcohol & Other Drugs)Diploma in Mental HealthDiploma in CounsellingDiploma in Comorbidity (AOD & Mental Health)Graduate Certificate in Health: Addiction StudiesCertificate IV T.A.A. (Training And Assessment)Diploma in ManagementDiploma in Community WelfareCertificate IV in Community DevelopmentCertificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training George has Accreditation with Victorian Department of Human Services as a Clinical Drug Assessor. He also conducts basic & advanced training in drug & alcohol and mental health issues and delivers RPL assessment, training & upskilling in Certificate IV and Diploma in Community Services.  He also offers clinical supervision for individuals & organisations and lectures in tertiary institutions, government and non-government organisations. George is also accredited with VicRoads in Victoria, Australia as a Clinical Supervisor for agencies that deliver Drink and Drunk Driver Behaviour Change Programs.George provides specialist clinical services at the Gold Coast Addiction & Treatment Rehab.Private Recovery & Healing Retreat for substance abuse is available at: Gold Coast Addiction & Treatment Rehab goldcoastaddictionandtreatmentrehab.comThese training programs are part of our broader Community Development Response to ICE & Other Drugs explained on our website (www.dualdiagnosistraining.com.au/community-development/) that was presented at; The Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference (May 2016)Australian Holistic Healers & Counsellors Association Conference (August 2016)Lifeline Coordinators Conference (September 2016)12th Biennial Asia Pacific International Mental Health Conference (October 2016)Australian Holistic Healers & Counsellors Association Conference (Oct 2017)The Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation (Nov 17)The Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference (Jun 2021)The Community Development Response to ICE & Other Drugs is also listed on the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association website;https://anzmh.asn.au/blog/addiction/community-development-response-to-ice-other-drugs 

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