These three-day courses are suitable for practitioners, healthcare workers, support workers and volunteers who would like to develop their skills and keep up with best practice.

They are also a great introduction into addictions treatment for those who are interested in moving into the field - either as a career change or from a related discipline - and perhaps wish to study for the Addiction Counselling  degree in the future.



Working with Families Affected by Addiction

Tutor:         Matt Serlin

Dates:        TBC

Fee:            £380 including lunch and refreshments


Course aims

This course will help practitioners understand how substance misuse problems can affect relationships and families.  It is designed to enhance helping skills and knowledge, and enable practitioners feel more confident about communicating with family members



Counselling Skills for Working with Substance Misuse

Tutor:         Nicky Adams

Dates:        TBC 

Fee:            £380 including lunch and refreshments


Course aims

This course will introduce health & support workers to some of the skills and knowledge needed when helping people with drug and alcohol problems.  It covers active listening skills, developing trust and rapport with clients, contacts and boundaries, ethical practice.



Assessment & Treatment Planning in an Addiction Setting

Tutor:         Emma Thornton

Dates:         9th, 10th and 11th April 2019

Fee:            £380 including lunch and refreshments


Course aims

This course looks at the significance of assessment in addictions treatment, examines the link between assessment and treatment planning, identifies relevant domains of assessment & identifies the importance of the therapeutic relationship to maximise client motivation & responsibility for change. Screening tools, treatment planning tools & key principles are examined & reinforced.


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For more information telephone 01985 843 780 or e-mail: [email protected]