Short courses are ideal for professionals already working in the field of addiction treatment who are looking for continuous professional development opportunities and want to stay on top of the latest research developments.

 

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

 

All of the below courses are accredited by the University of Bath and are taught at degree level (level 4,5 or 6).

Interpersonal Group Therapy

Course dates: 16-20th April 2018
Registration by: TBA
Course fee: 5 days, £700 (includes fee for accreditation with the University of Bath).

Overview:  This course looks at the relevance of interpersonal learning in addictions treatment and introduces students to the theoretical and practical aspects of Irvin Yalom’s model of group therapy. Students will be supported to develop group facilitation skills and required to evaluate the supporting evidence of group therapy, understanding the modifications needed to use the model effectively with addicted clients.

Entry requirements: Due to the level this course is taught at, previous experience of working with addiction is required. You may be required to discuss your experience and existing knowledge with the unit tutor.

Assignment: you will be required to complete a 2,400 word assignment in accordance with University of Bath regulations. Successful completion of the assignment will earn you 6 ECTS credits with the University of Bath.

Student group: you will be attending this course alongside foundation degree students of the Addictions Counselling degree programme, accredited by the University of Bath. Degree students are required to attend this unit as part of their studies in addictions counselling. Please be aware this course is taught at degree level.  

Location: This course is taught on-site at The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies based in Warminster, Wiltshire, UK.

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Dual Diagnosis (DD)

Course dates: 24-26th April 2018
Registration by:  24 March 2018
Course fee: 3 days, £500 (includes fee for accreditation with the University of Bath).

Overview: Explore the complex relationship of Mental illness & Addiction to enable an understanding of how to assist this vulnerable client base with their drug/alcohol issues. 

Entry requirements: Due to the level this course is taught at, previous experience of working with addiction is required. You may be required to discuss your experience and existing knowledge with the unit tutor.

Assignment: you will be required to complete a 2,000 word assignment in accordance with University of Bath regulations. Successful completion of the assignment will earn you 3 ECTS credits with the University of Bath.

Student group: you will be attending this course alongside foundation degree students of the Addictions Counselling degree programme, accredited by the University of Bath. Degree students are required to attend this unit as part of their studies in addictions counselling. Please be aware this course is taught at degree level.  

Location: This course is taught on-site at The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies based in Warminster, Wiltshire, UK.

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Introduction to Treatment Planning

Course dates: January 2019
Registration by: TBC
Course fee: 3 days, £500 (includes fee for accreditation with the University of Bath).

Overview:  This course examines the link between assessment and treatment planning and the importance of the therapeutic relationship with the client to maximise their motivation in the process and responsibility for change. Treatment planning tools are explored and key principles are examined and reinforced.
 
Entry requirements: Due to the level this course is taught at, previous experience of working with addiction is required. You may be required to discuss your experience and existing knowledge with the unit tutor.

Assignment: you will be required to complete a 1,500 word assignment in accordance with University of Bath regulations. Successful completion of the assignment will earn you 3 ECTS credits with the University of Bath.

Student group: you will be attending this course alongside foundation degree students of the Addictions Counselling degree programme, accredited by the University of Bath. Degree students are required to attend this unit as part of their studies in addictions counselling. Please be aware this course is taught at degree level.  

Location: This course is taught on-site at The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies based in Warminster, Wiltshire, UK.

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Managing Performance

Course dates: February 2019
Registration by: TBC
Course fee: 2 days, £400 (includes fee for accreditation with the University of Bath).

Overview:  Ideal for any manager working in the health and social care sector, this course explores how performance can be managed to support safe and effective practice, meet legislative requirements and good practice guidance, as well as maintaining the wellbeing of individuals and teams.
 
Entry requirements: This course is appropriate for any individual currently working as a manager or new to management in the addictions or other related sectors. You may be required to discuss your experience and existing knowledge with the unit tutor.

Assignment: you will be required to complete a 2,000 word assignment in accordance with University of Bath regulations. Successful completion of the assignment will earn you 3 ECTS credits with the University of Bath.

Student group: you will be attending this course alongside foundation degree students of the Addictions Counselling degree programme, accredited by the University of Bath. Degree students are required to attend this unit as part of their studies in addictions counselling. Please be aware this course is taught at degree level.  

Location: This course is taught on-site at The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies based in Warminster, Wiltshire, UK.

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Diversity issues in Addictions Treatment

Course dates: Feb 2019
Registration by: TBC
Course fee: 3 days, £500 (includes fee for accreditation with the University of Bath).

Overview:  Students will develop a greater awareness of issues associated with human difference, which must be considered when working with individual clients in an addictions treatment or related setting. This course will explore a range of diverse groups within our society, examining their specific needs as well as exploring self-identify and stigma.

Entry requirements: Due to the level this course is taught at, previous experience of working with addiction is required. You may be required to discuss your experience and existing knowledge with the unit tutor.

Assignment: you will be required to complete a 1,500 word assignment in accordance with University of Bath regulations. Successful completion of the assignment will earn you 3 ECTS credits with the University of Bath.

Student group: you will be attending this course alongside foundation degree students of the Addictions Counselling degree programme, accredited by the University of Bath. Degree students are required to attend this unit as part of their studies in addictions counselling. Please be aware this course is taught at degree level.  

Location: This course is taught on-site at The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies based in Warminster, Wiltshire, UK.

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Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Course dates: March 2019
Registration by: TBC
Course fee: 5 days, £700 (includes fee for accreditation with the University of Bath).

Overview: In this 5 day course, students are introduced to the key concepts of motivational interviewing and its application to behaviour change. Students will have an opportunity to demonstrate competence in the practical application of MI and will develop an understanding of the key research evidence for the effectiveness of the model. Students will also explore their own competence in this model, reflecting on practice and identifying personal areas for growth.

Entry requirements: Due to the level this course is taught at, previous experience of working with addiction is required. You may be required to discuss your experience and existing knowledge with the unit tutor.

Assignment: you will be required to complete a 2,400 word assignment in accordance with University of Bath regulations. Successful completion of the assignment will earn you 6 ECTS credits with the University of Bath.

Student group: you will be attending this course alongside foundation degree students of the Addictions Counselling degree programme, accredited by the University of Bath. Degree students are required to attend this unit as part of their studies in addictions counselling. Please be aware this course is taught at degree level.  

Location: This course is taught on-site at The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies based in Warminster, Wiltshire, UK.

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