The Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies NT (AADANT) would like to invite you to a professional development forum in Darwin this coming February.

We are pleased to welcome Lauren Buckley to provide a workshop on substance use and trauma.

Lauren Buckley is a Social Worker and Trauma Specialist with over 10 year’s experience working in alcohol and other drugs, and has worked in human services for 17 years. She has a private practice providing consultancy, training, clinical supervision and trauma therapy.

Lauren will present Substance Use and Trauma: a neurobiological approach from 9AM-1PM.
Trauma impacts on the functioning of our bodies, creating stress in the body through dysregulation of the nervous system. Substance use also directly affects the nervous system, assisting users to experience relief from physical symptoms in their bodies. In this workshop, learn how the brain and nervous system works and how trauma creates stress in the body. You will understand why your clients use certain substances and why they keep relapsing. You will learn how to identify fight, flight and freeze patterns in the nervous systems of your clients, and how to better read the body language of your clients during intake, assessment and interventions.

This workshop is designed for clinicians, counsellors, and AOD staff working therapeutically with clients.

The following afternoon will be designed for local organisations to understand new and existing programs provided by other services and continued small workshops.


AADANT Members: $70.00 GST inclusive 
Non-members: $85.00 GST inclusive

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are included.

An invoice will be emailed to the nominated finance email, if no email is nominated it will be sent to the email you are registering with. Credit card payments are available through stripe (instructions and the bottom of your invoice) after we issue an invoice and can be done online. 

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Katie Flynn Coordination and Communications Manager on 0429 009 599 or email 

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* 1. Please complete the contact information form below:

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* 2. I will attend the Professional Development Forum as indicated below:

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* 3. Please indicate if your organisation is an AADANT member

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* 4. Please indicate below if you have any dietary requirements or audio/visual impairments or accessibility requirements AADANT should be aware of?

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* 5. If you are registering more than one person from your organisation, please indicate all of their contact details below and we will invoice accordingly. (Please note, only 2-3 people per organisation will be able to attend)

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