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These interactive taster sessions will allow you to discover an insight into substance misuse and associated issues and provide you with some techniques and strategies for supporting individuals with substance misuse problems. Come along and join in this learning experience for just £60 per person per workshop, which includes an EDAS Certificate.

All sessions are 3 hours long.

CPD accredited courses are worth 3 CPD credits each.


Upcoming Course Start Dates

  • Introduction to Motivational Interviewing CPD Accredited - 25th February 2022 . 8th July 2022

    Recognised as one of the most powerful approaches when working with addiction. This course gives an overview of the principles of Motivational Interviewing and some practical tips and help with applying the principles to everyday practice with your clients.

  • Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) CPD Accredited - 11th March 2022 . 22nd July 2022

    A new strategy, fast, pragmatic and challenging traditional models of behavioural therapy. This course aims to introduce the core principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and explain how ACT works alongside existing therapies. 

  • Introduction to Drug Misuse Awareness CPD Accredited - 4th February 2022 . 17th June 2022

    To explore the different types of drugs commonly used and their risks and effects. To consider the motivation behind drug use and the impact of drugs on the individual and on society.
  • Introduction to Alcohol Awareness CPD Accredited - 11th February 2022 . 24th June 2022

    This course provides the learner with an understanding of the risks and effects of alcohol use. To increase awareness of screening techniques and brief interventions appropriate for alcohol use.

  • Alcohol & Older People Online Course CPD Accredited

    Start anytime and complete at your own pace. Outlining the specific concerns when working with older people who are drinking at a high level. To improve understanding, awareness and support. Start the course.

  • Alcohol & Older People (face-to-face course) CPD Accredited - 28th January  2022 . 10th June 2022
    Outlining the specific concerns when working with older people who are drinking at a high level. To improve understanding, awareness and support.

  • Dual Diagnosis CPD Accredited - 18th February 2022 . 1st July 2022
    Exploring the complicated relationship between substance misuse and mental health. This course aims to give practical support when working with individuals with a dual diagnosis.

  • Relapse Prevention - 4th March 2022 . 15th July 2022
    A toolkit of strategies to support those working to sustain positive recovery.

  • Cannabis Awareness CPD Accredited 5th November 2021 . 1st April 2022 . 26th August 2022
    Exploring and understanding the effects and possible risks of using cannabis for adults and young people.

  • Understanding Stress, Anxiety & Depression CPD Accredited - 22nd October 2021 . 18th March 2022 . 29th July 2022
    This course explores the biological basis of stress, anxiety and depression. It aims to give practical support in managing the physiological and psychological issues related to these emotional states.

  • Understanding Anger CPD Accredited - 29th October 2021 . 25th March 2022 . 19th August 2022
    To understand anger as a process and to give practical strategies in the management of behaviour associated with anger.

  • Introduction to Autism 14th January 2022 . 27th May 2022
    This course introduces the three main areas associated with Autism; communication difficulties, problems with social imagination and sensory issues.

  • Communicating with Teenagers CPD Accredited - 21st January 2022 . 3rd June 2022
    Why and in what ways, teenagers think and behave differently from adults. Practical tips on how to improve engagement and communication with teenagers.

  • Introduction to ADHD - 12th November 2021 . 8th April 2022 . 2nd September 2022
    An introduction to the condition known as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). The session describes the commonly experienced signs and symptoms and looks at the underlying brain development causes of ADHD. Effective support, both behavioural and medical, is considered.

  • Crack & Cocaine Awareness - 19th November 2021 . 22nd April 2022 . 9th September 2022
    An overview of the common risks and effects of cocaine and crack cocaine. The session looks at what cocaine is and how it affects the body and mental health. Effective interventions, the cocaine cycle of use and how to support someone with cocaine issues are explored.

  • Crime & Addiction - 26th November 2021 . 29th April 2022 . 16th September 2022
    This session looks at the relationship between substance misuse, addiction and criminal activity. Both sides of the debate about whether or not to de-criminalise drugs will be explored. Issues surrounding how to increase the effectiveness of the criminal justice system in reference to drug misuse, will be considered.

  • Children of Substance Misusing Parents - 3rd December 2021 . 6th May 2022 . 23rd September 2022
    What are the main issues and how do services support children whose parents misuse substances? This session aims to address this increasingly common situation. What is it like to live with parents misusing substances and what support have children requested? This session offers practical advice on how to apply useful interventions.

  • Communication in the Workplace - 10th December 2021 . 13th May 2022 . 30th September 2022
    What are the common barriers to effective communication in the workplace? How can team leaders and staff improve day to day communication and give effective feedback? This session uses Motivational Interviewing techniques to underpin and increase the effectiveness of professional communication.

  • Blood Born Viruses - 17th December 2021 . 20th May 2022 . 7th October 2022
    This session introduces the different types of blood borne viruses (BBV’s) and looks at how they are transmitted. It will include how to reduce the risks of transmission and the current treatment options. Hepatitis and HIV will be the main focus.

Classes & Venue

All Professional Development Courses take place on Friday mornings 9:30-12:30, at the
EDAS Learning Centre,
54a Ashley Road,
Poole, Dorset,
BH14 9BN. 

How to Book

To book and for further information contact our Training Department on 01202 743279 or email training@edasuk.org.

Complete Online Booking Form or Download Booking Form 


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