NEW: Remote Learning: An Overview of Dual Diagnosis

Posted on 16 Oct 2020

Date: 09 December 2020

Time: 09.30 - 16.30 (GMT+1)

This new one day course on Dual Diagnosis will be delivered live online this December by Dr. Sean Foy, using Zoom.  The training sets out to provide a clear overview of Dual Diagnosis/Disorders and its implications for treatment and practice. Sean 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. 

‘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 Sean 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.

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

"I think what you learn on a degree course doesn't prepare you for all the mental health issues that go with addiction. As a counsellor you are a bit isolated, you only have your supervisor to help you along the way. We don't have the support and interaction with colleagues that support workers would have. So I found the Dual Diagnosis course brilliant, it has opened up a new world for me with all the tips on books, podcasts etc.  Hopefully with all this new knowledge I will be better able to help my clients."

Ellen Ivory, Paramount Counselling Centre

October 2020

"Course was very good especially over Zoom which I thought would be a challenge. Slides were direct and explained. Trainer’s personal experiences and depth of common sense knowledge along with literature was impressive. Group exercises were also enjoyable as was the invitation to share experience and ideas."

David Boyle, Rehab Service, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Outreach Project

October 2020

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