Training for peers supporting substance users online. Accessibility is key in providing support to substance users and internet based support is becoming more popular as an extension to substance support services. Based on the concept of providing brief interventions around substance use online, this course will train workers in the substance use field to effectively engage with and support service users in an online setting: effective techniques to work with service users, explore their use and where relevant to support them in reducing or stopping their use.
COURSE LENGTH: FIVE DAYS
Available to book as an EXCLUSIVE WORKSHOP for up to 20 persons. £3,000
(Includes 2 facilitators & all materials)
ON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Effectively engage with substance users online in a chat room setting
- Understand the differences in working with service users online compared to face to face and work effectively within the online setting
- Utilise person centred counseling skills in working with service users
- Work effectively with service users using techniques such as motivational interviewing and developing SMART goals
- Work with service users online to explore patterns or use, triggers, motivation for change and coping strategies
- Gain an understanding of working with resistance and challenging effectively
For the more specialist services, we have the following
- Information and ways of working with particular substances (e.g. cocaine)
- Learn how to set up online support as an extension of your service
Special reference can be given to specific substances on request.