Learning Curve Institute: NEW, Remote Learning - An Overview of Dual Diagnosis Workshop

NEW: Remote Learning: An Overview of Dual Diagnosis Workshop:

This workshop has been approved by The Psychological Society of Ireland and The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland for Learning Credits/CPD points, with other accreditation pending.

This new one day course on Dual Diagnosis will be delivered live online this December by Dr. Séan Foy, using Zoom. This is an excellent opportunity to avail of this training while working from home. The training sets out to provide a clear overview of Dual Diagnosis/Disorders and its implications for treatment and practice. Séan has specialised in the areas of Addiction and Mental Health over the last 25 years and continues to be heavily involved in this area in his work as a clinical psychologist. He has recently delivered a briefing on Dual Diagnosis to the Oireachtas Group on Drug Policy Reform.

This remote training course will allow you to interact with Séan and other participants in a virtual classroom where, in addition to the workshop content there will be live discussions, question & answer sessions and skills practice. You can access the course wherever you have an internet connection; on a desktop, tablet or even a smartphone.

Suitable for: Suitable for anyone working in mental health or addiction services including nurses, social workers, project workers, psychologists, counsellors.

Date and time: 09 December 2020 | 09.30 – 16.30 (GMT+1)

For full details on the course please click here: https://www.thelearningcurve.ie/online-learning/remote-learning-an-overview-of-dual-diagnosis

About the Course

‘Dual Diagnosis’ is the term used when a person suffers from both a drug and/or alcohol issue and a mental health issue. Traditionally there has been much debate as regards the best way to treat clients and service users who have a dual diagnosis. This debate has resulted in clients being treated (in some cases) in two separate services. The American Medical Association states that up to 37% of alcohol abusers and 53% of drug abusers have at least one mental health diagnosis.

Programme Content

  • What is Dual Diagnosis?
  • Aetiology and incidence of dual diagnosis
  • Mental Illness and Addiction
  • Working with a client or service user who has a diagnosis of dual diagnosis
  • Evidence based practice in dual diagnosis
  • Implications for treatment and service delivery in Ireland
  • Bringing it all together

Participants will be emailed copies of the presentation, relevant literature and a recommended reading list to enable them to develop their understanding of Dual Diagnosis. Throughout the training attendees will have the opportunity to discuss and explore the issue of Dual Diagnosis. Some of this learning will be delivered through role-plays and scenarios provided by the trainer. There will be the opportunity over the training to allow participants to experience “real” situations and scenarios to transfer the learning of the workshop into practice.

Training Objectives:

  • To equip participants with the tools to enable them to develop and build on their own skills in working with clients or service users who have a Dual Diagnosis.
  • To strengthen and underpin existing knowledge in relation to Dual Diagnosis within the group.
  • To enhance confidence in participants in working with clients who have a Dual Diagnosis.
  • To become familiar with the history, theory and principles of Dual Diagnosis.
  • To become knowledgeable of specific mental disorders.
  • To allow time to explore the skills associated with working with people with a Dual Diagnosis. This will be achieved by role plays of “real clients” taken from the group.


Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion in “Dual Diagnosis” from The Learning Curve Institute.

About The Learning Curve Institute:

The Learning Curve Institute is Ireland’s leading specialist trainer in mental health, addiction and best practice in the workplace providing a bespoke service to healthcare professionals, education establishments and industry.

Some of the organisations and bodies that The LCI has delivered in house training workshops and courses to over the past 11 years are:

  • EmployAbility
  • Health Service Executive
  • The Probation Service
  • The Defence Forces
  • Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland
  • Element Six, De Beers Group
  • Merchants Quay
  • Maynooth University
  • The Simon Communities: Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Belfast and Cork
  • The Homeless Agency
  • Peter McVerry Trust
  • International School of Lausanne, Switzerland

Other Information:

The Learning Curve Institute offers a unique post course support system whereby participants are provided with the contact details of the trainer and are free to contact him/her with any questions they may have.


Price - €125.00
This includes a copy of the workshop slides, other supporting documents and links to relevant literature by email and a certificate from The Learning Curve Institute.


To secure a place on the workshop go to https://www.thelearningcurve.ie/online-learning/remote-learning-an-overview-of-dual-diagnosis and book online. For further information or assistance regarding bookings contact the office on 098 25530 or email info@thelearningcurve.ie . The course has a limited amount of spaces available so early booking is highly advisable.

Website: http://www.thelearningcurve.ie
Phone: 098 25530
Email: info@thelearningcurve.ie

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
9th Oct, 2020
Online via Zoom
Expiry Date
4th Dec, 2020