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FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Working with Substance Misuse, Presented by Stephen Thomas
Date: 27 January 2018, 10am-4:30pm
Location: TBC, Cardiff Bay
This one-day training event will focus on working with clients who present with addictive or compulsive behaviours. In particular, the training event will focus on substance misuse and explore;
– different methodologies behind substance-misuse and how these can affect practice and the therapeutic relationship.
– differentiation between substances and how these can affect practice and the therapeutic relationship.
– overcoming professionalism and ‘fixing what is wrong’
– exercises and techniques for accessing the person behind the substance misuse.
– measuring behavioural change and the concept of ‘success’ with substance misuse.
This training event will include a mixture of information-delivery and practical exercises, and aims to include two key aspects of the presenter’s approach to counselling and behavioural change; shared optimism and joint discovery.
About Stephen :-
Stephen Thomas is a therapeutic professional with a specialism in addictive and compulsive behaviours. In particular, Stephen is passionate about using curiosity and optimism to engage with and understand the person behind the behaviour. During this training event, Stephen will share some of his insights and techniques to engage with people and help them address such complex and problematic behavioural patterns.
Stephen has worked for ten years as a counselling and addictive behaviour specialist in residential, community and criminal justice settings with individuals, families and communities. In 2012, Stephen co-founded ProActUK (www.proactuk.org); a counselling and wellness training agency that works with organisations and individuals to address addictive behaviour issues at an early stage of intervention. ProActUK is also working alongside the Welsh Government to develop research and interventions to tackle substance-misuse and its causes/effects on a community-wide level.
Would you like to join us on this training workshop?