Working with addictive processes such as gambling and sex addiction
Who is the course for?
This course will suit anyone who already has a basic understanding and experience of the counselling process and is interested in how addictions affect the family both individually and as a system. This will help to improve the understanding, knowledge and experience of those wishing to work with addiction within the family. This one day workshop is designed to be part of the full seven day families and addiction programme offered over the year. It is also suitable as a ‘stand-alone’ day, with a focus of helping practitioners to engage with family members both individually and as part of the family system who are affected by addiction.
Aims of course
To understand what addictive processes are.
To understand how the addictive process occurs.
To learn ways of working with addictive processes within the family as a whole and with individuals.
To be able to identify the signs and symptoms of addictive processes.
To know what help is in the community for addictive processes.
To understand the effect of addictive processes on the family.
CPD hours: seven hours
About the host
Victoria Abadi. Post grad dip in counselling (1997). FDAP certified. Registered MBACP. Victoria has worked as a specialist addiction counsellor for 20 years and coordinates the family and addiction service at the CFC alongside working in private practice with a wide range of addictions and addictive disorders.