Working Successfully with Addiction & Recovery: Compulsion, Dependence and the Quest for Connectedness - Week 3 of Summer School

Course Overview 

Working Successfully with Addiction & Recovery
Compulsion, Dependence and the Quest for Connectedness

31st July - 4th August 2017, London

As 21st Century psychotherapists and counsellors develop new descriptions of what we know as “addiction”, there has never been a more important time to attend this cutting edge training. Learn how and why compulsive behaviours, substance and process dependent misuse, and the pain cycle of “the addict” require more from the therapist than our usual understanding of related trauma and affect regulation issues. Whether or not you work with clients and patients identified with drug, alcohol and co-dependence issues, your practice will take a step forward when you can recognise and work with the dependence cycle within all human beings. This often hidden presentation can be at the heart of what keeps some clients stuck. Addressing it with compassion, understanding and skill can liberate client and therapist alike from the dependence matrix.

You will come away with a practical, empathic and greater spiritual understanding of “addiction”, its psychodynamic, existential, developmental and behavioural facets, and the journey from psychic ruin to sustainable recovery. Participants can look forward to learning from a variety of modalities and to being encouraged to consolidate their own application of theory to flexibly effective practice from a place of personal authenticity.

This 5-day experiential training is week 3 of our 5TH ANNUAL SUMMER SCHOOL for Psychotherapists, Counsellors and other Mental Health Professionals. It explores applications in both group and individual psychotherapy settings and the therapist’s role in the dependency and recovery matrices. In an information rich course, participants will contextualise their own inner experience of longing and compulsion to gain better empathy and effectiveness for themselves and their clients in greatest need.

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This course may be attended as a stand-alone event or learning can be enhanced by integrating with further units in our Advanced Diploma in the related subjects of Trauma and Anxiety & Depression.

'A great combination of theory and experiential learning.  I have learned a lot not only about addiction and recovery but also about myself  and how I can use my existing knowledge, resources and my personal experience to enhance my practice.'

Milka Witkowska, Project Manager & Counsellor

'A great journey where professional knowledge and personal experiences came together to make you grow as a person and as a professional.'

Americo Barros Rego, Psychologist

'Skillfull, well pitched and well paced, knowledgeable delivery, exquisite! Thank you.

Lesley Cameron, Family Support Lead Worker

'The best training I have attended, skills enhancing, experiential, practical.  I can use all the new learnings in my practice tomorrow!'

Yolanda Renjifo, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist

 

Course Aims 

31st July - 4th August 2017, London

This 5-day experiential training is week 3 of our 5TH ANNUAL SUMMER SCHOOL for Psychotherapists, Counsellors and other Mental Health Professionals. It explores applications in both group and individual psychotherapy settings and the therapist’s role in the dependency and recovery matrices. In an information rich course, participants will contextualise their own inner experience of longing and compulsion to gain better empathy and effectiveness for themselves and their clients in greatest need.

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Course Content 

31st July - 4th August 2017, London

• Identify the most common error of well-meaning psychotherapists and counsellors which can perpetuate the system of pain
 

• Reflecting on the “better than well” phenomenon of successful recovery – what does this offer our understanding of being human
 

• Recognising and understanding the process called “addiction”
 

• Understanding why clients with dependency need something more from psychotherapy than “usual” affect regulation and trauma recovery
 

• Engaging with the client’s denial and motivation to engage in healing
 

• Understanding the emotional syndrome of pain, shame, craving and lapse
 

• Identifying crises and cravings as opportunities for healing
 

• A hand-me-down pattern - Locating addiction within family systems and attachment patterning
 

• Activating Interpersonal and Social healing systems
 

• What key figures such as Jung, Bateson and Erickson contributed to and took from recovery culture
 

• Implementation of psycho-socio-bio-eco models of dependency
 

• The place of interventions such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Group Therapy, 12 Step Psychology, Storytelling and Psychodynamics
 

• Considering Codependence and the quest for connection as the underlying force of unhealthy dependencies
 

• Enhancing relationship with self, other and world as the site of recovery
 

• Addressing the trauma of addiction
 

• Sustaining recovery and utilising challenges for further growth
 

• Applying the Continuous Becoming model in Addiction and Recovery

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Learning & assessment 

  • The variety of teaching methods used on our courses serve to support as many different learning styles as possible.

  • Whilst time is given to inspirational and clarifying ‘chalk and talk’,  you can be sure that live demonstrations and practical exercises are the core of the experience and contribute to making this a warm, fun and friendly environment in which to acquire your new skills.

  • Colourful training manuals published by BeeLeaf serve to enhance and enrich the learning experience that is unique to BeeLeaf, , including exercises and interventions you can adapt or take directly into your practice.

  • Access to online resources for your continued reading and learning.

  • At BeeLeaf, we believe that to work flexibly and ecologically, it is not enough to merely digest the content knowledge of the various techniques and procedures that make up a practitioner’s  toolbox. We believe in a process oriented learning environment that supports the development of your communicational and reflexive skills as a practitioner. By the time you have completed a BeeLeaf course you will have developed practical skills that can be practiced within a whole variety of contexts.

  • Certificate of Attendance for 35 hours of UKCP and NCP Accredited training.  Minimum of 90% course attendance required.

 

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Trainer

Pamela Gawler-Wright
Pamela Gawler-Wright

MSc B.A. Hons., Dip. EHP, Adv. Dip. THP,  UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapist, Master and Certified Trainer in NLP, Clinical Supervisor. Trainer Member of ANLP, MNCP (Snr Accrd.)
Director of BeeLeaf

Pamela Gawler-Wright is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and has since 1994 been a trainer on many UKCP Accredited trainings across several modalities of training. As Director of Training for BeeLeaf, Pam created the Contemporary Psychotherapy qualifying training as a much needed professional path for today’s psychotherapist. Read more

Entry Requirements 

This course is for Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Hypnotherapists, Coaches, Psychologists, Nurses, Drug & Alcohol Workers, and for all Professionals wanting to enrich their current knowledge, understanding and skills in their work with addictions and dependency issues.

You can attend this training as Continuing Professional Development and as a module of our Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy.

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What's included 

  • 5 full days experiential face-to-face training with limited group size.
  • Engaging articles and video links and practical materials to enrich your learning and confident practice.
  • Group exercises, time to ask questions, live demonstrations.
  • Fully comprehensive workbook.
  • Light Refreshments available throughout the day (lunch not included).
  • Certificate of Attendance for 35 hours of UKCP and NCP Accredited training.  Minimum of 90% course attendance required.

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How to Pay 

Pay when you book online using Paypal, MasterCard and Visa. Or call us on 020 8983 9699. We accept Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards.

If you are being funded your organisation must send us an email including full details for invoicing.

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Payment Terms and Conditions 

All cancellations must be made in writing by sending an email to training@beeleaf.com or by writing to:

The Administrator
BeeLeaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
34 Grove Road
London
E3 5AX

If you cancel within 14 days of your booking being confirmed a full refund will be given.  No refund will be given if you cancel more than 14 days after a booking has been confirmed. In the unlikely event of BeeLeaf cancelling this training, you will be given a full refund including your deposit and BeeLeaf and it’s Contractors will not be held responsible for any indirect or consequential loss you may experience. BeeLeaf reserve the right to make changes to the course and it’s Personnel at any time. BeeLeaf reserve the right to remove a delegate from the course at any time if it is evident that the course is unsuitable for that delegate. Under these circumstances a full refund of the course fee will be given.

Venue 

Central London E3 close to Mile End Underground Station.

Full details will be issued with your booking confirmation.

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Travel 

Nearest stations on the London Underground are Mile End on Hammersmith and City, District  and Central lines; and Stepney Green on the Hammersmith and City and District lines.

Transport for London publish interactive maps showing Underground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and bus information.
 

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Application Text 

Book and pay here now using our secure online payment system. Alternatively call 020 8983 9699. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

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