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

Remote Learning: An Overview of Dual Diagnosis Workshop:

Members of The Psychological Society of Ireland and The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland can receive learning credits/CPD points for completing this workshop

This one day Dual Diagnosis workshop will be delivered live online this October. The training sets out to provide a clear overview of Dual Diagnosis/Disorders and its implications for treatment and practice.

‘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.

This remote training course 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 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: anyone working in mental health or addiction services including nurses, social workers, project workers, psychologists, counsellors.

Date and time:

  • 13 October 2021 (Wednesday)
  • 09.30 - 16.30 (CET-1)

For full details on the course please click here: https://www.thelearningcurve.ie/online-learning/remote-learning-an-overview-of-dual-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 a copy of the presentation, links to relevant literature and suggested reading 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” (anonymised) taken from the group.


Certificate of Completion in ‘An Overview of 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 12 years are:

  • EmployAbility
  • Health Service Executive
  • The Probation Service
  • The Defence Forces
  • The Houses of the Oireachtas
  • 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


Price per person: €125.00
This includes an emailed copy of the workshop slides, other supporting documents and links to relevant literature 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 .

Online payment in full is necessary to book a place on this workshop.

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

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
3rd Sep, 2021
Expiry Date
13th Oct, 2021