What happens in rehab? 6.30pm Tue 23rd Feb

Presenter: Tim Leighton FDAP Assessment Board Member, Director of Professional Education and Research, Action on Addiction

If you have not been a resident or worked in one, you may not have a clear understanding of what happens in residential rehabilitation centres. Tim Leighton will take us through the mechanisms of change in rehab programmes.

Tim Leighton

Tim is the Director of Professional Education and Research for the charity Action on Addiction. He is also an FDAP Assessment Board member. He oversees the charity’s Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies (CATS). He has worked in the field since 1985. He designed and launched the University of Bath Foundation Degree and BSc (Hons) in Addictions Counselling in 2004. Tim is a UKCP registered Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapist and an accredited trainer and supervisor. His current research interests are mechanisms of change in alcohol and drug rehabilitation programmes, and theory-based evaluation of treatment programmes.


We are pleased to announce a 2- webinar series on motivational interviewing delivered by an expert and an active member of the International Network of Motivational Interviewing Trainers.

Presenter: Pip Mason

The spirit of motivational interviewing 6.30pm on 2nd March

Motivational interviewing: how to do it 1pm on 15th April

Pip Mason

‘My special interest is in how conversations can be used to free up people’s motivation to change their behaviour. After becoming a registered nurse I moved into counselling people with addiction problems and learned lots from many years experience of running services in day centres, rehabilitation units, primary health care, prisons and medical settings. Alongside working part-time counselling people with gambling problems , most of my work now is passing on this learning through teaching and developing training materials around motivation and change.’