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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

CBT for Substance Misuse – Why You Should Attend

Substance Misuse may not be your client’s main problem, but you know that all too often it makes 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. There are numerous examples.

You probably hear phrases like “I can handle it”, “it’s not really a problem” or even, “I’ll never be able to stop it’s who I am”.

So how do you help clients who are using misusing drugs or alcohol?

Unhelpful beliefs are the cornerstone of substance misuse problems and CBT has a long history of successfully addressing them. The use of CBT with Substance Misuse problems has become one of the fastest growing areas over the last few 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.

To help you with this we are running a two day course WORKING WITH SUBSTANCE MISUSE, at the British Psychological Society in London, on the 13th-14th June

This BPS approved course looks specifically at the adaption of CBT to working with clients with substance misuse problems.

As always places are very limited and this course will not be run again this year, so take this opportunity now.

You'll struggle to find approved training on this topic anywhere else!

I look forward to seeing you there.

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