Professional Development Courses

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These interactive taster sessions will allow you to discover an insight into substance misuse and associated issues and provide you with some techniques and strategies for supporting individuals with substance misuse problems. Come along and join in this learning experience for just £60 per person per workshop

Upcoming Course Start Dates

  • Introduction to Motivational Interviewing - 6th December 2019, 19th June 2020,
    11th December 2020

    Recognised as one of the most powerful approaches when working with addiction. This course gives an overview of the principles of Motivational Interviewing and some practical tips and help with applying the principles to everyday practice with your clients.

  • Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - 24th January 2020, 17th July 2020

    A new strategy, fast, pragmatic and challenging traditional models of behavioural therapy. This course aims to introduce the core principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and explain how ACT works alongside existing therapies. 

  • Introduction to Drug Awareness - 25th October 2019, 8th May 2020, 30th October 2020

    To explore the different types of drugs commonly used and their risks and effects. To consider the motivation behind drug use and the impact of drugs on the individual and on society.
  • Introduction to Alcohol Awareness - 8th November 2019, 22nd May 2020,
    13th November 2020

    This course provides the learner with an understanding of the risks and effects of alcohol use. To increase awareness of screening techniques and brief interventions appropriate for alcohol use.

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New Courses

  • Dual Diagnosis - 22nd November 2019, 5th June 2020, 27th November 2020
    Exploring the complicated relationship between substance misuse and mental health. This course aims to give practical support when working with individuals with a dual diagnosis.

  • Relapse Prevention 10th January 2020, 3rd July 2020
    A toolkit of strategies to support those working to sustain positive recovery.

  • Understanding Stress, Anxiety & Depression - 7th February 2020, 31st July 2020
    This course explores the biological basis of stress, anxiety and depression. It aims to give practical support in managing the physiological and psychological issues related to these emotional states.

  • Understanding Anger - 28th February 2020, 4th September 2020
    To understand anger as a process and to give practical strategies in the management of behaviour associated with anger.

  • Introduction to Autism - 13th March 2020, 18th September 2020
    This course introduces the three main areas associated with Autism; communication difficulties, problems with social imagination and sensory issues.

  • Communicating with Teenagers - 27th March 2020, 2nd October 2020
    Why and in what ways, teenagers think and behave differently from adults. Practical tips on how to improve engagement and communication with teenagers.

  • Alcohol & Older People - 11th October 2019, 17th April 2020, 16th October 2020
    Outlining the specific concerns when working with older people who are drinking at a high level. To improve understanding, awareness and support.

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All Professional Development Courses take place on Friday mornings 9:30-12:30, at the
EDAS Learning Centre,
54a Ashley Road,
Poole, Dorset,
BH14 9BN. 

To book and for further information contact our Training Department on 01202 743279,

Contact us for FREE Courses: Drug and Alcohol Awareness Days across Dorset.

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