Do you recognise any of these from your clients?
- “Using one more time doesn't make me an addict”
- “Other people are worrying too much about what I'm doing”
- “I can handle it”
- “I'll never be able to stop using, it's who I am”
- “It's not really a problem”
EVEN WHEN SUBSTANCE USE IS NOT YOUR CLIENT'S MAIN PROBLEM, YOU KNOW THAT IT OFTEN MAKES THEIR PSYCHOLOGICAL DIFFICULTIES EVEN WORSE.
The anxious client who drinks too much, the client whose relationship is suffering and who uses cocaine, the depressed client who tries to raise their mood with cannabis.
The use of CBT with Substance Misuse problems has become one of the fastest growing areas over the last five years.
The field has been dominated by Motivational Interviewing alone for a period of 30 years and more recently has been looking for additional direction.
WE ARE RUNNING A SPECIAL TWO DAY COURSE ON CBT WITH SUBSTANCE MISUSE AT THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY IN LONDON ON 26 AND 27 MAY – a course looking specifically at the adaption of CBT to working with clients with substance misuse problems.
Have a look here at what they can offer your practice:
The course operates as stand-alone training as well as being part of the BPS Approved Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT.
You can participate however, even if you have not completed any other Modules yet.
As always places are limited and this course will NOT run again in the next 12 – 18 months - so grab your opportunity now.
You'll have problems finding Approved training on this topic anywhere else.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
P.S. Please forward this to a colleague who may also be able to make use of this