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Tutor:         Matt Serlin
Dates:        2-4 December 2019 (3 days)
Fee:           £380 including refreshments

Course aims

This three-day course is suitable for practitioners, health care workers, support workers and volunteers who work with family members, friends and partners affected by someone’s substance misuse problems. It is designed to enhance your helping skills and knowledge, and help you feel more confident about communicating with family members. 

Learning outcomes

At the end of this training participants will:

  • have a greater understanding of substance misuse problems from a whole family perspective;
  • have increased awareness of Hidden Harm and Safeguarding issues;
  • develop skills to manage meetings with family members;
  • be more able to support substance misuse clients with treatment planning for family issues;
  • feel confident about making appropriate and sensitive recommendations to family members about obtaining information, help and support for themselves.

Course content includes: 

  • What does ‘family’ mean?
  • Impact of addiction on families                
  • What stops family members seeking help?                            
  • Hidden Harm and Safeguarding 
  • Genograms     
  • Group ‘sculpt’        
  • Attachment Theory 
  • Facilitating Family Meetings (including skills practice with role-play)         
  • Treatment planning for individuals

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