Peter Kelly: Addiction Training Events 2021 (on zoom)
Addiction Training Events 2021 (on zoom)
Peter Kelly: Addiction Training, Therapy & Supervision is pleased to offer 9 Training events from March 2021 to December 2021. These workshops will cover a broad range of areas in the addiction field from subjects such as Cocaine addiction, to Problem Gambling, and the psychodynamics of problem drug and alcohol use to the pharmacology of addiction, opiate and cannabis use. The aims of the workshops are to equip and empower participants with the requisite skills, knowledge, and theory base to respond more effectively to the issues of drug use and addiction. The workshops are for anyone with a serious interest in the area of substance use and who interacts in either a paid or voluntary capacity with people who may have addiction problems. CPD points are provided for attendees.
Mr Peter Kelly
MSc Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
2nd March 2021—16th December 2021
Certificates of Attendance are awarded
How to Apply
Course application forms are attached to this advertisement, and can also be obtained by contacting Peter Kelly at 085-743-8629 or via email at email@example.com
For further information and application forms please contact Peter Kelly at 085-743-8629 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Addiction Training Events 2021
- ½ × day Psychodynamics of Addiction Workshop: 2nd March 2021.
10 a.m.—1 p.m. Cost: €60.00. Closing Date: 23rd February 2021.
- ½ × day Addiction & Gambling Workshop: 9th March 2021.
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: €60.00. Closing Date: 2nd March 2021
- ½ × day Cocaine Addiction and its Effects: 16th March 2021.
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: €60.00. Closing Date: 9th March 2021.
- ½ × day Pharmacology of Addiction: 23rd March 2021.
10 a.m.—1 p.m. Cost: €60.00. Closing Date: 16th March 2021.
- ½ × day Understanding Cannabis and its Effects: 30th March 2021.
10 a.m.—1 p.m. Cost: €60.00: Closing Date: 23rd March 2021.
- ½ day Understanding Heroin and its Effects: 6th April 2021.
10 a.m.--1 p.m. Cost: €60.00. Closing Date: 30th March 2021.
- 10 × week Certificate in Addiction Studies: 30th September 2021—2nd December 2021
6 p.m.—9 p.m. Cost: €500: Closing Date: 9th September 2021. This course will hopefully go ahead on a face-to-face basis subject to coronavirus status and protocols.
- 2 × day training in Motivational Interviewing: 15th December 2021 & 16th December 2021
10 a.m.—4 p.m. Cost: €180: Closing Date: 1st December 2021. This course will hopefully go ahead on a face-to-face basis subject to coronavirus status and protocols.
- 5 × week (1 × morning per week for 5 weeks) Group Work: 5th November 2021—3rd December 2021.
10 a.m.—1 p.m. Cost: €250: Closing Date: 16th October 2021. This course will hopefully go ahead on a face-to-face basis subject to coronavirus status and protocols.
Mr Peter Kelly MSc psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Advanced Diploma in Supervision, BpH (Philosophy), Dip Social Studies, M.I. Trainer, Reality Therapy Certified works in the area of addiction and substance misuse and has been involved in the provision of both drug counselling and drug education for the past twenty years. His clinical background is psychoanalytic psychotherapy and he is an accredited member of both the A.C.I. (Addiction Counsellors of Ireland) and the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Ireland (A.P.P.I.). Peter is also trained in Motivational Approaches to problem drug use, and his areas of interest include both the role of the unconscious in addiction and how people manage and overcome addictive cycles.
- Have an appreciation of psychodynamic perspectives and be able to reflect on the role of unconscious processes in addiction.
- Develop an understanding of process addictions particularly addiction to gambling and be able to reflect on treatment interventions and strategies.
- Have developed an understanding of both the recreational and dependent aspects of cocaine use and its effects and explore interventions from both abstinent and primary health care perspectives.
- An understanding of the different categories of drugs and their effects, from sedatives/depressants to stimulants, to hallucinogens, and their utility in terms of routes of admission, tolerance, and withdrawals
- Have gained a concrete understanding of Cannabis and its effects both in terms of its biology and pharmacology, its effects on the brains pleasure centre’s particularly in relation to the differentials between THC and CBD strains of cannabis, and interventions and strategies around engaging clients from a primary health care perspective.
- Have developed an understanding of heroin both as a drug in terms of its biochemical action and effects, and its pharmacological properties, exploring both the physical and psychological effects of heroin use and the ways that harm reduction strategies can be used to minimize harms.
- Have gained a good understanding of Motivational Interviewing, its theoretical underpinnings, influence, and development. Will have achieved a level of competency in the core skills and be able to begin, maintain, and conclude a helping intervention
- Will have developed a proficiency in the areas of reflective listening, dealing with resistance/ambivalence, the development of discrepancy, promoting client self-efficacy, engaging, focusing, evoking and planning.
- Appreciate the efficacy of group work as a treatment modality in terms of both strengths and challenges and be able to distinguish between process and task, styles of facilitation, and stages of group development.
- Recognise the therapeutic factors that make for a good group experience, the shaping of a helpful group culture, and the necessary decisions that are important when forming a group.
- Be more attuned to the role of transference and transparency in groups, authority and power, and how to engage these dynamics in terms of managing conflict and hostility in groups.