These workshops are suitable for small groups to enable active participation with the trainer and other attendees.
Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace
This workshop will benefit any organisation in increasing an understanding of mental health/ill-health particular to themselves, their colleagues, clients or service users. The workshop aims to strengthen participants’ confidence in having conversations in the workplace concerning Mental Health.
Drug and Alcohol Awareness/ Substance Misuse
This training course will cover a range of areas to provide participants with a good basic knowledge of drugs and alcohol and related issues. The course aims to strengthen participants’ confidence in tackling difficult conversations in the workplace concerning substance misuse.
Using a Solution Focused Brief Therapy approach to help people achieve their potential
This training programme in Solution Focused Brief therapy (SFBT) shows some of the techniques used in SFBT. It promotes a strengths based way of interacting which focuses on the positives. Used widely in coaching and in professional development.
Improving Professional Boundaries workshop
This workshop is designed to upskill staff members in maintaining boundaries that are consistently professional within their organisation. The workshop highlights areas where boundaries may become blurred and ways of proactively dealing with these.
Building Resilience to cope with Workplace Stress
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, requires employers to put in place systems of work which protect employees from hazards which could lead to mental or physical ill-health. This one day awareness training is designed to meet this obligation by helping staff to become aware of workplace stress and build in the resiliency skills to cope.
An Introduction to CBT - alleviate stress and anxiety with this approach that offers practical ways out of a negative thinking ‘loop’
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an approach that offers practical ways out of a negative thinking ‘loop’. This therapy is used to help people change thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are causing them problems.
Motivational Interviewing - embracing change
Do you work with people who resist change? Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an approach that can assist individuals who are 'stuck' in their thinking. This on-site training in MI can bring about behavioural change and help individuals to explore and resolve doubt. This approach is especially helpful with individuals who are less motivated.
NEW: Remote Learning: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in the Workplace
Under the Health, Safety and Welfare at work Act 2005 stress is highlighted as a hazard (HAS, 2005). Therefore stress must be assessed and managed like any other physical hazard that occurs in the workplace. This workshop will explore what we mean by the term ‘stress’, how it manifests in our personal lives and at work and how mindfulness can support us in responding to it. The programme promotes self-awareness, personal development and general wellbeing.
Group Work and Facilitation Skills
Training for key personnel to enable them to become skilful group facilitators, helping groups to identify and solve problems and make decisions.
Hidden Shame Workshop
This training focuses on Hidden Shame. Shame is often overlooked in the therapeutic process both within clients and therapists alike, and is frequently present in most presentations from trauma, complex abuse, addictions, compulsions, mood disorders and sexual behaviour.
Trauma Informed Practice
This training programme starts a conversation about how trauma and adversity affects and has affected those who use the services we provide and the appropriate responses we can implement and offer.
Complex Trauma Workshop
This workshop will explore how developmental trauma may manifest in adult presentations and appropriate interventions to engage with complex trauma.
This training programme will cover the practical approaches to harm reduction and give a structured discourse on the pros and cons of harm reduction. “If a person is not willing to give up his or her drug use, we should assist them in reducing harm to himself or herself and others” (Bunning 1993).
An Introduction to Dual Diagnosis
‘Dual Diagnosis’ is the term used when a person suffers from both a drug and/or alcohol issue and a mental health issue. Delivered by subject experts Dr. Seán Foy or Dr. Marie Oppeboen, this programme sets out to deliver a clear analysis of Dual Diagnosis/Disorders and its implications for treatment and practice.
This training is designed to meet the needs of those working within the addiction field in relation to this area by following the Marlatt and Gordon model of relapse prevention and covering some practical applications of this model.
Personality Types and Disorders
Personality type is a key determinant in both how therapist and client bond therapeutically and in the nature of the presenting issue itself. This workshop will explore the dynamics of different personality types and how these individual differences need to be specially engaged with.
Keyworking, Care Planning & Case Management
This training is a practical application of relevant theory in relation to key working, care planning and case management.
An Introduction to Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA)
The Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) is a comprehensive behavioural programme for treating substance-abuse problems. It is based on the belief that environmental contingencies can play a powerful role in encouraging or discouraging drinking or drug use.
The aim of this training is to raise workers’ knowledge and awareness of the basic concepts and skills involved in professional record keeping. The training will be a mix of theory and practice.
An Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Initially known as CBT for Borderline disorder, DBT consists of a series of skills and techniques for working with personality disorders and other areas. This course will explain the concept and would suit those considering becoming a DBT therapist or those referring clients or employees to a DBT service.
Advanced Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Workshop
Note: Participants are required to provide evidence of having completed an introductory course in DBT in order to join this workshop. DBT consists of a series of skills and techniques for working with personality disorders and other areas. This Advanced DBT course focuses on how to teach clients group skills, how to develop further on these skills in one to one sessions and how to help clients with any form of self-destructive behaviour.