Introduction to Working with Addictions

Excelsia College

Introduction to Working with Addictions

Presenter: Mark Stevens

Using a range of methods this unit provides a framework for counselling across a range of addictive behaviours, including alcohol and other drugs. The aim is to develop skills in assessment related to addictive behaviours and relevant counselling approaches when working with this population. The evidence for and against selected techniques is analysed. The principles of working with the voluntary/non-voluntary client is explored.
The unit also examines counselling modalities where there is comorbidity and the challenges of working with a dual diagnosis. Students will reflect on their values and attitudes and the impact on counselling practice.
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this elective students should be able to:
* Demonstrate specific assessment and referral skills for counselling clients effectively within the context of addictions.
* Articulate personal attitudes towards addictions
* Demonstrate understanding of co-occurring addictions and mental health issues.
* Understand and apply the concepts of addiction and dependency to case studies.
* Outline ethical considerations when working within the field of addictions.
* Identify and apply effective strategies for treatment and relapse prevention.

About the presenter:

 Mark Stevens, Cert IV (AOD), Cert IV (Fine Arts) & Cert IV (TAE), Graduate Diploma (Counselling & Psychotherapy)

To register for the event, please see here

This event counts as 7 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements.

24/01/2022 9:30 AM - 29/01/2022 4:30 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Excelsia College (NSW) Onsite and Online 69-71 Waterloo Road Macquarie Park, NSW 2113 AUSTRALIA

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