Counselling Techniques in Addiction Practice
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Addictions (only if you are working towards the Addictions certificate).
You do not have to be working toward the Addictions certificate to take this course.
This course has been approved for 12 core CACCF continuing education hours.
November 14 and 15, 2013
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. |$275
Instructor: Lorral Deline, MA, ICADC
This interactive two-day workshop explores counselling techniques for treating addiction in an individual counselling setting. The ways in which we think about addiction impact the way we treat addiction and so we will learn about the ways in which the treatment of addiction was conceptualized over time and consider our own theoretical leanings around the nature of addiction. Participants will have an opportunity to augment their counselling skills with hands-on practice in a variety of techniques with emphasis on brief solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. The focus of this workshop is on the application of theory to the counselling setting and there will be many opportunities for participants to practice face-to-face skill development.
- become aware of personal beliefs of the nature of addiction and understand how this has an impact on treatment
- review the components of a counselling session and be informed of ethical guidelines in treatment
- practice, practice, practice various counselling techniques
- learn a variety of skills in order to tailor treatment to the individual
This workshop will not include detailed information on motivational interviewing, relapse prevention or the Aboriginal population, as these topics are covered in other workshops offered in the Addictions certificate program.