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Introduction to assessment

Successful completion of the course carries six credits under the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) with the University of Bath.

Course dates: 15-19 January 2018 

Overview

This five-day course is taught at degree level. Participants will learn about the importance of the needs and risk assessment processes in addiction treatment. The course involves the completion of a 2,400 word assignment, prepared in accordance with University of Bath regulations.

Learning objectives:

  • Awareness of the key principles of risk and needs assessment
  • Understanding different models of assessment
  • Gaining skills in carrying out an effective assessment
  • Applying risk and needs assessment as part of the collaborative process between the practitioner, client and other agencies

Entry requirements: demonstrable experience of working with addictions

 

Introduction to treatment planning

Successful completion of the course carries three ECTS credits with the University of Bath.

Course dates: 29-31 January 2018

Overview:  This three-day course is taught at degree level, and covers the link between assessment and treatment planning within the context of a therapeutic relationship. The course involves the completion of a 1,500 word assignment, prepared in accordance with University of Bath regulations.

Learning objectives

  • Awareness of the key principles of treatment planning
  • Understanding different models of treatment planning
  • Understanding the link between assessment and treatment planning
  • Applying treatment planning skills in the context of the therapeutic relationship 

Entry requirements: demonstrable experience of working with addictions

 

Managing performance

Successful completion of the course carries three ECTS credits with the University of Bath

Course dates: 26-27 February 2018

Overview:  This two-day course is designed for managers working in the health and social care sector and/or addictions field. The course involves the completion of a 2,000 word assignment, prepared in accordance with University of Bath regulations.

Learning objectives

  • Awareness of the key principles of managing performance
  • Understanding the importance of performance management in the regulated environment(s)
  • Awareness of leadership models and techniques to enhance team and individual performance

Entry requirements: Management experience in the addictions or related sectors.

Diversity issues in addictions treatment

Successful completion of the course carries three ECTS credits with the University of Bath

Course dates: 19-21 February 2018

Overview:  This three-day course is taught at degree level, and enables students to develop greater awareness of issues associated with human difference as relevant to their work in the addictions field. The course involves the completion of a 1,500 word assignment, prepared in accordance with University of Bath regulations.

Learning objectives

  • Awareness of the importance of valuing diversity in addictions treatment
  • Exploration of own values in respect of human difference
  • Developing insight into issues of self-identify and stigma in addictions treatment

Entry requirements: previous experience of working with addiction

Motivational Interviewing

Successful completion of the course carries six ECTS credits with the University of Bath.

Course dates: 12-16 March 2018

Overview: This five-day course is taught at degree level. Participants will learn about the key concepts of motivational interviewing and its application to behaviour change. The course involves the completion of a 2,400 word assignment, prepared in accordance with University of Bath regulations.

Learning objectives

  • Awareness of the key elements of motivational interviewing
  • Preparation for the practical application of motivational interviewing
  • Understanding the key research evidence for the effectiveness of the model
  • Exploration of personal competence in the model

Entry requirements: previous experience of working with addiction

 

Interpersonal group therapy

Successful completion of the course carries six ECTS credits with the University of Bath.

Course dates: 16-20 April 2018

Overview:  This five-day course is taught at degree level. Participants will learn about the importance of interpersonal learning in addictions treatment. The course involves the completion of a 2,400 word assignment, prepared in accordance with University of Bath regulations.

Learning objectives:

  • Introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of Irvin Yalom’s model of group therapy
  • Developing skills in group facilitation skills
  • Evaluation of the supporting evidence for group therapy
  • Understanding the modifications needed to use the model effectively with addicted clients.

Entry requirements: previous experience of working with addiction

Dual diagnosis

Successful completion of the course carries three ECTS credits with the University of Bath

Course dates: 24-26 April 2018

Overview: This three-day course is taught at degree level, and explores the complex relationship between mental illness and addictions. The course involves the completion of a 2,000 word assignment, prepared in accordance with University of Bath regulations.

Entry requirements: previous experience of working with addiction

Course location and facilities

All of our courses (apart from the on-line course) are taught at The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies based in Warminster, Wiltshire, UK.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided throughout the day. Students are responsible for their own lunch. 

We are able to provide good quality bed and breakfast accommodation at a rate of £35pppn for a shared bathroom, and £40pppn for ensuite facilities. This includes full use of The Manor House's communal areas (farmhouse kitchen, IT suite, common room and gardens). Most rooms have comfortable single beds. Twin and double beds are available on request.

Course fees

  • Five-day courses – £700 per person
  • Three-day courses – £500 per person
  • Two-day courses – £400 per person

The above fees include the cost of accreditation with the University of Bath.

Terms and conditions

Each course has a required minimum number of students in order to run, if the required number of students is not reached, the course may be cancelled. Please follow this link to read our CPD Cancellation Policy.

 

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Mindfulness based relapse prevention

This is an on-line course. For more information, please visit the online learning page.