Psycho-Social Interventions (PSIs)

Psycho-Social Interventions

Psycho-social interventions training for professionals working with drug and alcohol users

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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