Courses on addiction and dependence

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  1. Quick view Relapse prevention and management (1 day)

    Relapse prevention and management (1 day)

    £105.00

    No courses planned at present. Commission this course in-house.

    This course is for staff of smoking cessation, alcohol, drug and gambling services who are helping clients to make changes in their substance use and have a role in the prevention and management of relapse.

    The course supports DANOS standards AB2, AC1, AI1, AI2.

    By the end of the course participants will be able to

    • Discuss the difference between a lapse and a relapse
    • Know how to help clients predict the likelihood of relapse and prepare to prevent it happening
    • Describe and apply a model for understanding how relapses occur
    • Support clients through relapse
    • Help clients learn from their relapses to re-cycle through the stages of change.
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  2. Quick view Brief interventions to promote safer drinking (1 day)

    Brief interventions to promote safer drinking (1 day)

    £105.00

    No courses planned at present. Commission this course in-house.

    This course is suitable for professionals who are not specialists in alcohol but encounter people with drinking problems in their everyday working life. It includes information on alcohol and suggestions how to recognise an alcohol problem and intervene sensitively.

    When delivered in-house the course is adapted to meet the needs of the group and the context in which they work.

    By the end of the course aprticipants will be able to;

    • Dispel some common myths about alcohol
    • Describe and explain the benchmarks for sensible drinking
    • Describe the difference between heavy regular use and intoxication
    • Discuss the connection alcohol might have with presenting problems
    • Explain why alcohol is a broad health and social concern
    • Ask helpful questions to open discussions about alcohol
    • Access screening tools relevant to their own situation
    • Use their enhanced information base on referral options for people who need extra support
    • Describe one way they could improve their practice of brief interventions and make an action plan to facilitate this
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  3. Quick view Counselling for recovery (5 days)

    Counselling for recovery (5 days)

    £495.00

    No courses planned at present. Commission this course in-house.

    This 5 day non-residential course will suit people who are new in post in the drug and alcohol field as well as those more experienced workers whose jobs are changing to better fit the ‘recovery’ agenda.

    The course has 3 components. Rather than teaching these as 3 separate interventions the course attempts to unify them following the key threads of empathy, empowerment and readiness to change.

    It supports DANOS AI1, AI2 and AI32.

    Participants will  learn to;

    • Use motivational interviewing skills to engage clients and foster motivation to change
    • Help clients to understand how thinking differently can help them
    • Use behavioural self-monitoring tools to support clients' change
    • Work within a cognitive-behavioural model of relapse prevention and use person-centred counselling skills to help clients maintain change.
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  4. Quick view Cognitive-behavioural approaches

    Cognitive-behavioural approaches

    £199.00

    No courses planned at present. Commission this course in-house.

    This 2 day non-residential course introduces a social learning approach to problems of addiction and dependence and the principles of cognitive-behavioural therapy.

    The course supports Drug and Alcohol National Occupational Standards  AB2.2012, , AD1.2012,  AF2.2012,  AI1.2012, AI2.2012, SCDHSC0344

    By the end of the course participants will be able to

    • Discuss the social learning approach to understanding addiction problems
    • Describe how thoughts, feelings and behaviour interconnect
    • Relate a cognitive-behavioural approach to the 'stages of change' model
    • Enable clients to set behavioural goals
    • Enable clients to identify cognitive and behavioural cues related to their addictive behaviours such as drinking, drug use and gambling
    • Enable clients to identify the functions their problem behavior has for them and use this understanding to prevent relapse.
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