This interactive 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 practice in a variety of techniques using 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 skill development.
- To become aware of personal beliefs of the nature of addiction and understand how this has an impact on treatment.
- To provide an overview of BSFT and CBT and the use of interventions in treating addiction.
- To practice, practice, practice various counselling techniques.
- To 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.
CACCF: 12 core continuing education hours.
For more information, visit the Addictions Certificate page.