Brief therapy for stopping addictions
18th August @ 09:30 - 16:00 BSTGBP192
Discover the highly effective psychological techniques that are helping people overcome all kinds of addictive and compulsive behaviours…
Why take this course
As the number of people affected by addiction and substance abuse continues to rise, the mental, physical and financial suffering this causes to individuals, their families and colleagues, can be immense.
Thankfully it is possible to help most addicts transform their lives in a small number of sessions – as you will discover on this highly practical, skills-based day.
New ideas and techniques from various schools of brief, solution-focused therapy are showing that it is possible to help most addicts transform their lives in a small number of sessions.
What will you learn
Demonstrations – by a leading expert in addiction counselling – of the powerful skills that help to quickly break the patterns of addictive behaviour
Guidance and practise in using these yourself
New insights into the addictive process and why people become addicted
Essential motivational interviewing techniques (and how to incorporate them into the stages of change)
Common traps to avoid when treating addictions
Up-to-date knowledge of the most useful ways to beat a wide variety of addictions – and prevent relapse
Ways to overcome resistance
How to develop a treatment plan and deepen a client’s commitment to change
Increased understanding of the addictive trance and its false promises
How to use narrative and harm reduction techniques
An understanding of the importance of guided imagery in overcoming addictions and substance abuse – and the opportunity to use and experience it for yourself
Co-morbid conditions – the link with addiction and how to deal with them as effectively and quickly as possible
A new confidence that comes from knowing how much can be done – when you know how
Course notes, CPD Certificate and more…