RECOVERY ASSISTANTS COURSE

This course offers an introduction to offering professional support for recovery from all kinds of addictive behaviours. It is part-time and is taught by a staff of qualified, experienced trainers. It includes 50 supervised internship hours at local registered treatment facilities. It provides an overview of addiction, treatment and recovery, as well as a foundation in counselling skills, including an introduction to Motivational Interviewing.

The Modules run over 12 weeks, with fortnightly sessions on Fridays at 16h30 – 18h30. Modules may be done independently and the course can begin with any module. There are regular assignments and feedback and journalling is used as a personal development tool.

Module 1: CHEMICAL ADDICTIONS
Module 2: COMPLEX ISSUES
Module 3: COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Module 4: RECOVERY, RELAPSE AND OTHER TOPICS

SUPERVISION & TRAINING FOR ADDICTION TREATMENT PROFESSIONALS
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A FAMILY SYSTEMS APPROACH TO RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION

Addiction both affects and is affected by a whole network of individuals connected to the ‘addict’. Current research shows the effectiveness of a systemic approach to addiction that includes social and other networks in the treatment process. We offer lectures, workshops and training for health professionals and organizations informed by the latest international evidence-based practice on how to integrate this approach in practice.