SMMGP - Supporting good practice in drug and alcohol treatment

Supporting good practice in drug and alcohol treatment

Courses & Events

Please note: The following events are listed in order of their start date...

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UCLan - Substance Misuse: Assessing Prevalence & Evaluating Policy (SW4723)
Date: Sep-Dec 2016

(Info last updated 09 Aug 2016)
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Centre for Continuing Professional Development

Substance Misuse:
Assessing Prevalence & Evaluating Policy (SW4723)

Date: Sep-Dec 2016 (dates TBC)
Format: Part-time over 10 weeks, comprising a weekly lecture (Wednesdays, 4 - 7pm) and self-directed study time
Venue: University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire
Cost: £650 per delegate
Assessment: 3,000 word essay and 1 hour exam

Why study this module?

This module aims to provide existing practitioners, or those considering practice within a substance misuse setting, with a critical understanding of policy and legislation as it applies to substance misuse. The module provides a detailed exploration of the historical context of substance misuse within societies, a critical understanding of the scale of current drug use and trends together with a detailed analysis of associated issues relating to legal and policy responses at both national and international level. The module aims to provide participants with a critical understanding of key issues relating to substance misuse in contemporary society and their interconnection with the social issues that confront substance misuse practitioners in the practice setting.

Who should undertake the module?

Existing Substance Misuse practitioners and social care practitioners considering practice within a substance misuse setting, or seeking to enhance existing understanding of substance misuse issues.

All candidates need to ensure that they have a relevant undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, or evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.

Who is the module leader?

Mike Blackmon's experience within social care has focused in the areas of Youth Justice, Substance Misuse and Homelessness. As a Senior Research Officer with Nacro, he worked on various drug related research projects within the North West.

The module flyer can be downloaded below in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

How to apply:

This module can be completed towards the Substance Misuse PGCert or as a standalone module. Please contact the CPD team or visit our website for full details and application instructions:

Centre for CPD
School of Social Work, Care and Community
UCLan
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 894 361
Tel: 01772 893 408
E-mail: socialworkcpd@uclan.ac.uk
Web: www.uclan.ac.uk/socialworkcpd

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RCGP Certificate in the Management of Alcohol Problems in Primary Care
Date: Thu 19 Jan 2017

(Info last updated 09 Sep 2016)
RCGP SMAH

RCGP Certificate in the Management of Alcohol Problems in Primary Care

Date: Thu 19 Jan 2017, 9.00am-4.30pm
Venue: Thistle Euston Hotel, Cardington Street, London NW1 2LP
Cost: £260, which includes handbook with resources

The misuse of alcohol is a serious health issue of national concern with evidence of significant harm caused through misuse in the UK and worldwide. Dealing with the consequences for physical and mental health and the impact on society is a challenge for everybody working in healthcare.

The aim of this course is for participants to:

To complete the course and receive the RCGP Certificate in the Management of Alcohol Problems in Primary Care Level 1, candidates are required to complete the RCGP e-learning module "Alcohol Management in Primary Care" before attending a face-to-face training day.

The elearning will take around three and a half hours to complete, the one day face-to-face is approximately six hours.

For further information or to book a place, please see the RCGP web site or contact:

Robel Eyob
Programme Coordinator
Substance Misuse and Associated Health
Royal College of General Practitioners
E-mail: alcohol@rcgp.org.uk
Tel: 0203 188 7650
Web: www.rcgp.org.uk

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UCLan - Substance Misuse: Social Impact and Practitioner Responses (SW4722)
Date: Jan-Apr 2017

(Info last updated 09 Aug 2016)
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Centre for Continuing Professional Development

Substance Misuse:
Interventions and Treatments (NU4078)

Date: Jan-Apr 2017 (dates TBC)
Format: Part-time over 15 weeks, including a weekly lecture (Wednesdays, 4-6pm) and self-directed study time
Venue: University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire
Cost: £650 per delegate
Assessment: Portfolio and short presentation

Why study this module?

Within Social Care there is an increasing awareness of the potentially detrimental impact on individuals and their families of problematic substance use but practitioners report feeling unskilled in their assessment of and response to problematic use. This module aims to enable participants to explore the complex issues relating to substance misuse with a specific emphasis on a holistic approach to assessment and response. Participants will explore substance misuse in a political, legislative, societal and individual context and consider relevant occupational standards and capabilities to interventions in this field.

Who should undertake the module?

Those working with, or who have an academic interest in, individuals, families and communities affected by alcohol and other drugs.

All candidates need to ensure that they have a relevant undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, or evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.

Who is the module leader?

Fiona Harbin: prior to working at UCLan Fiona worked as a social worker and manager in child protection and safeguarding services with a specific interest in the impact of parental drug and alcohol use on children, assessment and multi agency approaches in the field.

The module flyer can be downloaded below in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

How to apply:

This module can be completed towards a variety of Postgraduate Certificates or as a standalone module. Please contact the CPD team or visit our website for full details and application instructions:

Centre for CPD
School of Social Work, Care and Community
UCLan
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 894 361
Tel: 01772 893 408
E-mail: socialworkcpd@uclan.ac.uk
Web: www.uclan.ac.uk/socialworkcpd

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UCLan - Substance Misuse: Interventions and Treatments (NU4078)
Date: Apr-Jun 2017

(Info last updated 09 Aug 2016)
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Centre for Continuing Professional Development

Substance Misuse:
Interventions and Treatments (NU4078)

Date: Apr-Jun 2017 (dates TBC)
Format: Part-time including a weekly lecture (Wednesdays, 4-7pm) and self-directed study time
Venue: University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire
Cost: £650 per delegate
Assessment: Essay and oral exam

Why study this module?

This module aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the continuum of substance use from recreational use to dependence. It will examine major treatment approaches within the context of their theoretical underpinnings, and allow students to evaluate the efficacy of approaches with respect to diverse client groups. It will make consistent use of up to date research in informing students' understanding of the topic.

Who should undertake the module?

Anyone with a professional interest in the topic, who would like to develop an evidence based understanding of best practice in intervening and treating substance misuse.

All candidates need to ensure that they have a relevant undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, or evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.

Who is the module leader?

Paul Reid is a Senior Lecturer at UCLan. He has research and teaching interests in substance misuse, qualitative methodology, homelessness, and health psychology.

The module flyer can be downloaded below in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

How to apply:

This module can be completed towards the Substance Misuse PGCert or as a standalone module. Please contact the CPD team or visit our website for full details and application instructions:

Centre for CPD
School of Social Work, Care and Community
UCLan
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 894 361
Tel: 01772 893 408
E-mail: socialworkcpd@uclan.ac.uk
Web: www.uclan.ac.uk/socialworkcpd

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Moving Parents and Children Together (M-PACT) Accreditation
Date: Ongoing

(Info last updated 22 April 2014)
Training for Practitioners to Deliver Evaluated Child Support Programme responding to Hidden Harm

Action on Addiction's "Moving Parents and Children Together" (M-PACT) programme is now being rolled out across the UK. Suitable organisations can purchase University of Bath accredited training for practitioners to deliver the programme in their area under licence and join the M-PACT (UK) network.

The M-PACT programme was designed to respond to the needs of children living with parental substance misuse. The 8-week structured intervention that unusually takes a whole-family approach and works with different families at the same time has been evaluated a number of times by researcher Lorna Templeton who concludes that "M-PACT is evolving into a hugely beneficial and essential response..."

The findings of a Social Return on Investment Analysis (SROI) of the M-PACT programme can be downloaded below in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

For more information, please contact:

Jo Adams
E-mail: jo.adams@actiononaddiction.org.uk
Web: Action on Addiction

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UCLan - Substance Misuse Postgraduate Certificate
Date: Ongoing

(Info last updated 09 Aug 2016)
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Centre for Continuing Professional Development

Substance Misuse
Postgraduate Certificate

Date: Flexible. Please discuss your options with the CPD team
Duration: See module details in Course Flyer (download below)
Venue: University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire
Cost: £650 per module

This course provides detailed knowledge relating to policy, theory and practice essential for the delivery of effective services to those presenting with alcohol and other drug issues. It is intended to be of interest to existing alcohol and/or other drug misuse practitioners and those considering a career in the alcohol and other drug misuse fields. The programme of modules provide an opportunity for participants to work towards this designated certificate which will map directly to Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) professional standards and the Drug and Alcohol National Occupational Standards (DANOS).

Who should undertake this course?

This award is available for all practitioners in the field of social work or social care and will form part of their employer's commitment to CPD alongside their own registration requirements with professional regulators.

The course flyer can be downloaded below in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

How to apply:

You can apply either on a course basis or individual modular basis. Please contact the CPD team or visit the course webpage for full application instructions:

Centre for CPD
School of Social Work, Care and Community
UCLan
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 894 361
Tel: 01772 893 408
E-mail: socialworkcpd@uclan.ac.uk
Web: www.uclan.ac.uk/socialworkcpd