Module 9: working with young people on AOD issues: facilitator's guide

Topic 6: Brief interventions

Page last updated: 2004

Suggested time: 2 hours

Links to other modules

Working with intoxicated young people
Helping young people identify their needs


This topic considers a range of brief interventions available to workers and young people. A clear definition of the term 'brief intervention' is provided and a close look at when, where and how a brief intervention can occur is discussed. Learners will have the opportunity to practise a brief intervention in the form of a role play and provide constructive feedback.

Key issues

6.1 Brief interventions - a definition
6.2 Range of brief interventions
6.3 How to carry out brief interventions
6.4 Counterproductive assumptions
6.5 Applying brief interventions

Web resources

NT Department of Health (