Training for Professionals

Addictions UK are delighted to offer a range of high quality training workshops and courses in addictions and recovery, in collaboration with Dr Louise Harvey-Golding and Hope Trust. Led by evidence-based theory and practice, this bespoke training has been designed and developed by a range of experts including psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, therapists, and other professionals.

These training workshops and courses are suitable for professionals and those working with or supporting people experiencing addiction, students, or anyone who is interested in the field of addiction. Training is provided as short half-day workshops and longer one-to-three-day courses, and delegates are invited to take part in a range of interactive activities, discussions and demonstrations, and listen to the experiences of individual survivors. Training is currently offered in the following subjects and topics:

  • Addiction: Definitions and Theories
  • Addiction: Withdrawal, Abstinence, Relapse and Recovery
  • 12 Steps Recovery from Addiction Programme
  • Co-occurrence of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Disorders
  • CBT and 12 Steps – A Comparrison

Addiction: Definitions and Theories

This training explores the definitions and theories associated with addiction. Delegates will learn about the development and progression of addiction, recognise the brain’s reward pathways, and recognise different theoretical models for understanding addiction.

Addiction: Withdrawal, Abstinence, Relapse and Recovery

This training explores the issues of withdrawal, abstinence, relapse and recovery. Delegates will learn about the signs and symptoms of withdrawal from addictive substances/alcohol, differences between abstinence and recovery, the causes and signs of relapse, and how relapse can be prevented.

12 Steps Recovery from Addiction Programme

This training focuses on the 12-Steps Programme for recovery from addiction. Delegates will learn about the key concepts of 12-Steps Programme and identify methods of application. This is a highly interactive course.

Co-occurrence of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Disorders

In this training delegates will explore the relationships and triggers associated with co-occurring substance misuse and other mental health conditions. Delegates will also examine mental health conditions that may co-exist with substance misuse and identify different types of substances of misuse. Finally, delegates will learn about the policy context, assessment processes and treatment options for with co-occurring substance misuse and other mental health conditions.

Biography

Dr. Louise Harvey-Golding completed her PhD in Psychology and has extensive experience as an academic researcher and research consultant, specialising in community and school health and well-being interventions and initiatives. Dr Harvey-Golding is also a highly qualified educational practitioner, with diverse experience working with adults, young people and children, in mainstream, further, higher and community settings.