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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.

All professional development courses are fully CPD accredited.

Upcoming Course Start Dates

  • Introduction to Motivational Interviewing - TBC in 2021

    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) - TBC in 2021

    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 - TBC in 2021

    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 - TBC in 2021

    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

  • Alcohol & Older People - Online course - start anytime and complete at your own pace
    Outlining the specific concerns when working with older people who are drinking at a high level. To improve understanding, awareness and support.

  • Dual Diagnosis - TBC in 2021
    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 - TBC in 2021
    A toolkit of strategies to support those working to sustain positive recovery.

  • Understanding Stress, Anxiety & Depression - TBC in 2021
    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 - TBC in 2021
    To understand anger as a process and to give practical strategies in the management of behaviour associated with anger.

  • Introduction to Autism - TBC in 2021
    This course introduces the three main areas associated with Autism; communication difficulties, problems with social imagination and sensory issues.

  • Communicating with Teenagers -TBC in 2021
    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 - 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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