Peter Kelly: Addiction Training, Therapy & Supervision - Spring Training Events 2020

Spring Training Events 2020

Events Description

Peter Kelly:Addiction Training, Therapy & Supervision is pleased to offer 8 Training events from February 2020 to May 2020. These workshops will cover a broad range of areas in the addiction field from one-to-one addiction counselling practice to group work, to subjects such as cocaine, heroin addiction, to problem gambling, to the pharmacology & psychodynamics of problem drug and alcohol 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 in the area.


Mr Peter Kelly
Addiction Training & Therapy


7th February 2020—15th May 2020


The Carmelite Center
56 Aungier St
Dublin 2

Certificates of Attendance are awarded by Peter Kelly Addiction Training & Therapy.

CPD points are available for all workshops

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 or via Peter's website at

Spring Training Events 2020

  1. 5 × week Group Work Training: (one half day for five weeks) 7th February 2020—6th March 2020. Cost: €250.00. Closing Date: 24th January 2020.
  2. 12 × week Certificate in Addiction Studies: 19th March 2020—4th June 2020. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Cost: €500.00. Closing Date: 27th February 2020.
  3. 2 × day Motivational Interviewing Training: 12th March 2020/13th March 2020. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: €180.00. Closing Date: 27th February 2020.
  4. 1 × day Psychodynamics of Addiction Workshop: 17th April 2020 10 a.m.—4 p.m. Cost: €90.00 Closing Date: 3rd April 2020.
  5. 1× day Addiction & Gambling Workshop: 24th April 2020. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: 90.00. Closing Date: 10th April 2020.
  6. 1 × day Cocaine Addiction and its Effects: 1st May 2020. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: €90.00. Closing Date: 17th April 2020.
  7. 1 × day Pharmacology of Addiction: 8th May 2020. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: €90.00. Closing Date: 24th April 2020.
  8. 1 ×day Heroin Addiction and its Effects: 15th May 2020. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: €90.00. Closing Date: 1st May 2020.


Mr Peter Kelly MSc Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Advanced Diploma in Supervision, BpH (Philosophy), Dip Social Studies, M.I. trainer, Reality Therapy Certified 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.

Spring Training Events 2020

Events Objectives

  • Give participants a theoretical and practical understanding of group processes from interpersonal and relational perspectives and their linkages to addiction contexts
  • Explore the efficacy of group work as a treatment modality and vehicle for change in addiction settings
  • Reflect on the preconditions that facilitate the group work modality as an effective treatment approach.
  • Be able to take people through a helping intervention at a one-to-one level, and the ability to reflect on skills and competencies learned in terms of listening reflectively, developing discrepancy, rolling with resistance, managing ambivalence, responding to change talk, and working towards a plan.
  • 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.
  • Have developed an understanding of heroin both as a drug in terms of its biochemical action and effects, and its pharmacological properties. Have an understanding of primary health care interventions in terms of safe injecting practice and the importance of being familiar with the rudiments of intravenous opiate use.
  • 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
  • An exploration of N.P.S. (New Psychoactive Substances) and their derivatives, in terms of effect, legal status, and toxicity.

Please see Application Form attached below.


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