Psycho-Social Interventions (PSIs)

Psycho-Social Interventions

Psycho-social interventions training for professionals working with drug and alcohol users. Includes Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and ITEP Mapping.

NICE Guidelines for Drug Misuse and Dependency stipulates that treatment for drug misuse should always involve a psychosocial component.

Course description

A one or two day course on psycho-social interventions for drug and alcohol users. Covers motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural therapy and ITEP Mapping.

Aims and objectives

  • To gain an understanding of brief psycho-social interventions and how to implement these in the workplace.
  • An awareness of the potential improvements in both treatment outcomes and organisational structure when applying PSIs
  • To gain an understanding of the worker/client process
  • To feel comfortable with the use of MI/CBT/ITEP and its theories
  • Be able to work with uncertain or ambivalent clients
  • Understand the key principles and attitudes on information giving and handling resistance
  • Be able to implement mapping and treatment tools within your current practice

Target audience:

Drug and Alcohol Recovery Workers. Community Mental Health Teams, Child and Adolescent Mental Heath staff, General Practitioners, Practice Nurses, Social Workers, Supported Housing Workers and Probation Staff.

Drug & alcohol national occupational standards

  • HSC233 Relate to, and interact with, individuals.
  • HSC3111 Promote the equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities of individuals.
  • AB2 Support individuals who are substance users.
  • HSC33 Develop your own knowledge and practice.
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