Working with addiction (4 day programme)
Who is this workshop for?
This course is suitable for student and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists as well as health professionals already working either with those struggling with addiction and or with people who are struggling with a loved one’s use of substances. This is a non-accredited programme that will deepen the understanding of addiction and its impact on loved ones.
Aims of the course
- To understand and learn how to work with addiction.
- To understand how addiction affects families and communities.
- To understand how to work with co-dependency.
- To understand addiction as a family illness.
- To be able to work with conflict and powerful emotions in the family.
- To consider the requirements of the assessment process when working with addiction.
- To explore a range of addictive processes – alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, sex.
- To have an understanding of a range of different theories useful for working with both families and addiction.
- To explore the impact of trauma caused by addiction on the family.
- To understand how addiction is often underpinned by trauma and the most effective models of working with trauma and addiction.
- To understand what recovery from addiction looks like.
CPD: 28 hours
Vicky has been a qualified MBACP counsellor for over 21 years, with 27 years experience of working with addiction.. She is FDAP Certified (Federation of Alcohol and Drug Practitioners), and is an experienced trainer.