CPD & Certified Courses


These interactive taster sessions will allow you to discover an insight into alcohol and substance misuse, counselling, and associated issues, and provide you with some techniques and strategies for supporting individuals with substance misuse problems, as well as supporting mental health in both adults and young people. Come along and join in this learning experience for just £45.00 per person per workshop, which includes an EDAS certificate and a CPD accredited certificate.

All sessions are 2 hours long from 10.00am- 12.00pm. Classes can be joined face-to-face or online via Zoom.

Each CPD accredited course includes a National Standards Office accredited CPD certificate worth 3 CPD credits.

Upcoming Course Start Dates

  • Introduction to Motivational Interviewing CPD Accredited - Coming soon

    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  - Coming soon

    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 Alcohol Awareness CPD Accredited - Coming soon

    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.

  • Introduction to Drug Misuse Awareness CPD Accredited - Coming soon

    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.
  • Understanding Anger CPD Accredited - Coming soon
    To understand anger as a process and to give practical strategies in the management of behaviour associated with anger.

  • Cannabis Awareness CPD Accredited - Coming soon
    Exploring and understanding the effects and possible risks of using cannabis for adults and young people.

  • Dual Diagnosis CPD Accredited - Coming soon
    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 - Coming soon
    A toolkit of strategies to support those working to sustain positive recovery.

  • Crack & Cocaine Awareness - Coming soon
    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 - Coming soon
    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 - Coming soon
    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.

  • Blood Born Viruses - Coming soon
    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 10.00am-12:00pm at the
EDAS Learning Centre,
54a Ashley Road,
Poole, Dorset,
BH14 9BN

Classes can be joined face-to-face or online via Zoom.

How to Book

To book and for further information contact our Training Department on 01202 743279 or email

Apply Online or Download Booking Form

What Attendees Say

"I want to express how much I enjoyed and learned this morning from Michele and all the other delegates. 

I definitely will be back to attend more courses! And I will spread the word with my colleagues."

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