Course information

F23 - REMOTE LEARNING: AN OVERVIEW OF DUAL DIAGNOSIS
This course is no longer active but may be in the future so contact the course provider for more details.

Provider: The Learning Curve Institute

Address: Rushbrook, Clogher, Westport, Co Mayo

Web: http://www.thelearningcurve.ie

Contact: Administrator

Title: Administrator

Email: info@thelearningcurve.ie

Telephone: 098 25530

Category F : Distance learning or online courses
Objectives

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

Content

The aim of this workshop is to provide an overview of Dual Diagnosis. There will be space and time allowed for the development of discussion around dual diagnosis and the knowledge and experience of the group members is valued. There will be “real” scenarios taken from the group and then worked with by the group.  This is done to enhance the learning experience and to make the connection between theory and practice. There will be a strong emphasis on knowing the interface between, addiction work and psychiatry and the opportunity to explore the limits of one’s own competencies when working with clients or service users who have a dual diagnosis.

Target Group

Suitable for anyone working in mental health or addiction services including nurses, social workers, project workers, psychologists, counsellors.

Entry Requirement

Interest in the subject.

Selection Procedure
Qualification
n.a.
Assessment
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Accreditation
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Background
Dates / Availability
No dates at present
Location
Online, via zoom
Region
Dublin,Ulster,Munster,Leinster,Connacht
Application
Apply to The Learning Curve
Cost
€125.00