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.


Assessment and Treatment Planning in an Addictions Setting

Tutor:         Emma Thornton

Dates:         20th, 21st and 22nd November 2018   

                   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, examining the link between assessment and treatment planning.  Participants will learn about the importance of the therapeutic relationship and discover ways to maximise client motivation and responsibility for change.



Working with Families affected by Addiction

Tutor:         Matt Serlin

Dates:        6th, 7th and 8th February 2019

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:         22nd, 23rd and 24th January 2019   

                   12th, 13th and 14th March 2019 

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.

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