Learning Curve Institute: NEW, Remote Learning - Community Reinforcement Approach Training (CRA)

This training workshop is delivered live by The Learning Curve Institute over two Saturdays.

Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) is a behavioural intervention programme designed to support recovery from substance use disorders. This is accomplished by replacing the environmental contingencies that have encouraged alcohol or drug use with prosocial activities and behaviours. Consequently, it utilizes social, recreational, familial, and vocational reinforcers to assist consumers in the recovery process. It’s goal is to make a sober lifestyle more rewarding than the use of substances.

This workshop will be delivered live on Zoom: This will allow you to interact with your trainer and other participants in a virtual classroom where, in addition to the workshop content, there will be time built in for 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: Psychologists, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Nurse Practitioners, Youth Workers, Social Care Workers, people working in addiction services, counselling or in the community or voluntary sector.

Dates: 27 February & 06 March 2021 (Saturdays) | 09:30 – 16:30 (GMT+1) each day

For full details on the course please click here: https://www.thelearningcurve.ie/online-learning/new-remote-learning-community-reinforcement-approach-training-cra

About the Course:

The aim of the two days is to familiarise participants with the evidence based treatment approach, CRA, and to upskill them in delivering this intervention to substance misusers. CRA is empirically evaluated and consistently reflects positive outcomes for substance users. The aim of this training is to encourage confidence in participants in delivering this evidence based treatment. This will be facilitated throughout the training by providing time and space for the participants to put the theory of CRA into practice.

Training Objectives

  1. To provide space and time to discuss CRA and how it fits into current practice.
  2. To learn how to deliver CRA and key elements in this programme.
  3. To upskill in an evidence based treatment approach through group work.
  4. To understand how relationship, collaboration and engagement contribute to successful positive outcomes.
  5. To provide information and allow some practical examples on ways of dealing proactively with complex clients (through CRA).

Programme Content

Participants will receive handouts and relevant literature via email to enable them to develop their understanding of CRA. There will be the opportunity over the training to allow participants to experience “real” situations and scenarios to transfer the theory of the course into practice.

Learning Outcomes

  1. To explore CRA.
  2. To equip workers with information and skillset in delivering CRA.
  3. To build on and expand existing knowledge in relation to CRA.
  4. To increase knowledge and promote best practice in relation to working with substance misusers.
  5. To allow time and space for participants to reflect on current practice in the area of treatment.


Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion in “Community Reinforcement Approach Training” from The Learning Curve Institute. An accreditation process is available if required.

About The Learning Curve Institute:

The Learning Curve Institute (LCI) 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 pre-course questionnaire to each participant in order to ensure the training meets the needs of everyone in the group and is tailored to the appropriate level while also covering specific situations or scenarios as highlighted by the group.

In addition, there is a post course support system available whereby participants are provided with the contact details of the trainer and are free to contact them with any questions they may have.


Price - €245.00
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/new-remote-learning-community-reinforcement-approach-training-cra 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 immediate booking is advisable.

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

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
13th Nov, 2020
Online via Zoom
Expiry Date
15th Jan, 2021