Dr Norman Swan, Heath Reporter and Physician
Over the past 18 years Sushi Productions have produced high quality training DVDs for counsellors and health practitioners, covering a range of therapeutic areas.
These resources have been extremely well received by a range of organisations, nationally and internationally and include Alcohol and Drug Services, Mental Health Services, Tertiary Institutions, Medical Practices, and Community Services.
These DVDs are invaluable resources not only for specialist workers in the drug and alcohol sector but for generalist practitioners working in mainstream organisations.
The audio visual resources produced by Sushi productions are invaluable when developing education and training for university students undertaking addiction studies. I used the resources regularly in alcohol and other drug related (AOD) intervention courses for students from a range of disciplines as they offer great insight into AOD related counselling skills.
The team at "Therapeutic Journeys" always produce high quality, easy to follow learning resources. The resources include learning exercises alongside the clinical demonstrations that make a significant contribution to developing and maintaining reflective clinical practice. I commend these resources to clinicians and educators. I can offer no stronger support than to say that the resources regularly feature in my own training programs.
I strongly recommend these resource materials. They are produced by experts in the alcohol and drug and mental field with long-term and extensive clinical and educational experience and expertise. There are few products available that can match them for excellence and relevance.
Therapeutic Journeys: Techniques for Managing Trauma and Drug Use is an excellent resource for counsellors and therapists working with clients who are struggling with alcohol and other drug use in the context of trauma and mental health issues. The DVD provides a practical demonstration of various therapeutic strategies within a trauma informed approach to support and empower clients.
Has over 27 years experience as a clinician in the field of Mental Health. Ms Narayanan has a background in psychology and social work. Currently she is a psychotherapist in Private Practice. Ms Narayanan is also an award-winning filmmaker who has written, directed and produced a number of films.
Has over 30 years experience in clinical, workforce development and management roles in the alcohol and other drug field. She has been responsible for developing and implementing an award winning Volunteer Alcohol and Drug Counsellors’ Training program for 26 years. This program has been used throughout Australia for training volunteer and paid staff in the alcohol and drug field. She has also worked in the Sexual Assault field developing education and training programs as well as providing a clinical service. Ms Helfgott has a background in Social Work.