Counselling for recovery (5 days)

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Quick Overview

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.

Counselling for recovery (5 days)

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Pip Mason
Pip is a nurse, trained in cognitive-behavioural approaches to counselling people with addictions problems. She is co-author (with Steve Rollnick and Chris Butler) of Health Behavior Change, A Guide for Health Professionals and author of numerous training packages relating to substance use, counselling and health promotion. Pip is a member of the international network of motivational interviewing trainers.


The Beeches Management Centre
3 miles from Birmingham City Centre within easy reach of motorway networks and a taxi journey from either Birmingham New Street Station or Birmingham International airport. It is set in 5 acres of grounds in leafy Bournville and a short walk away from Cadbury World! There is full disabled access. For people travelling from afar residential facilities are available at an extra charge, in en-suite rooms with telephone and TV. Contact The Beeches to arrange this (0121 433 3311). Visit their website.

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