• Would you like to become more effective when working with clients who do not see their substance use as problematic?

  • Do you want to become more adept at the management of dependency issues in the transference, and of difficult countertransference reactions / ‘power’ struggles?

  • Would you like to feel enabled to work in an empowering, non-judgemental way with addictive behaviour?

By attending this workshop participants will feel able to understand more fully the specific impact that difference substances have on brain chemistry, mental health and behaviour. They will feel more effective in assessing when a client’s substance use is problematic, and in bringing to awareness the functions that it serves. Attendees will have an increased understanding of how substance use operates across different domains – the biological, behavioural, cognitive and emotional – and thus of the importance of working in an integrated way. They will also be able to understand the role of, and be able to work more effectively with, ambivalence.

All participants completing the workshop will receive a Certificate of Attendance for their Continuing Professional Development portfolio.

Target Audience
This workshop is open to qualified and training psychotherapists and counsellors. Practitioners of all theoretical orientations are welcome to attend.

Workshop Leader: Alison Hunt
Alison Hunt, MSW, FDAP, has over 28 years’ experience working with clients with substance and behavioural addictions; supervising and training other clinicians; and designing and managing treatment services. Currently, Alison provides staff supervision and training at services for dually-diagnosed clients and is in private practice in Cornwall. Alison synthesizes approaches to address the biological, psychological, emotional and social aspects of addictive behaviours. She holds a psychodynamic and relational understanding, whilst incorporating elements of cognitive and dialectical behaviour therapies. Alison also utilizes motivational enhancement, behavioural, attachment theory, neurobiological understanding, mindfulness and 12 Step approaches when working with substance-using clients.

Applications must be received by Thursday, 13th February 2020. Booking will be final after receipt of payment.

If you experience any problems during the application process then please call or e-mail Training Administration on 020 7378 2050/[email protected] in order to be sent an application form.

Fees
Qualified Practitioners: £125
Counselling/Psychotherapy Trainees: £90
WPF Therapy trainees/staff: £50

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