CBT for addiction used to rest on the assumption that clients are able to identify ways of thinking that lead them to engage in addictive behaviours. However, research into implicit cognitive processes and self-control suggests that some important determinants of addictive behaviour may not be consciously accessible.
In this workshop we will learn that some of the automatic cognitive processes implicated in addictive behaviour may not be amenable to conventional CBT techniques. Integrating the latest evidence-based technologies such as ‘cognitive training’, as well as skills from third-wave therapies (mindfulness), clinical hypnosis and other behavioural strategies will be the main focus of this training.
- You will be able to understand the assessment and conceptualisation of addictive behaviours.
- You will understand the difference between substance addictions and gambling addictions or other addictions.
- You will understand the limitations of self-report measures of ‘controlled’ processes in addiction.
- You will understand how to integrate skills.
- You will be able to develop new therapy techniques and adapt existing techniques so that you are better able to target the distorted cognitive processes that maintain addiction.
About Daniel Mirea
Daniel Mirea is a senior psychotherapist and lecturer who trained in all aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (including Mindfulness, Hypno-CBT and EMDR) with a career of more than 25 years in the mental health field. He is an accredited practitioner with both BABCP and UKCP, a fellow alumnus of King’s College and a senior associate at The Royal Medical Society. He is a director of a private mental heath services provider and also manages his own private practice; Daniel is an experienced consultant clinical supervisor within the South-East London trust and a CBT course leader with NSPC - Midddlesex University and Regents University. He has a particular interest in integrating hypnosis with CBT in the context of trans-diagnostic approaches.
Read more about Daniel here.
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All cancellations must be received in writing.
Deposits (or deposit equivalent fees) are non-refundable. Payment in full includes a deposit equivalent fee of £175 for single courses and £450 for the diploma (or £290 deposit for the Diploma 12 month payment plan).
The following cancellation fees apply to course cancellation, received in writing:
- Less than seven days before the course starts: full payment of the course is due. No refund is given for fees paid.
- Seven to 14 days before the course starts: 50% of the course fees will be due.
- More than 14 days before the course starts: full refund (less the non-refundable deposit) will be made.
Workshop fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
If the course is cancelled by the College, we will refund all fees paid but will not be liable for any additional or related costs incurred by students.
Non-attendance of a course or workshop is considered as a cancellation with no notice and hence full course fees are due and no refund given.
Acceptance onto the course and ongoing attendance of each stage of the course is at the discretion of the College.
Course Transfer Fees:
Once your deposit is made you are registered with your chosen dates for each stage. Each course date can be transferred to a future date with a fee of £175 per course with notice more than 14 days before the course commends and a fee of £300 per course with less than 14 days notice.
Our Course Satisfaction Guarantee:
If you decide at any point during the first 48 hours that the course is not suitable for you, then we will refund the full amount paid for the course less £200 (£175 deposit plus a small administrative fee).
Students are responsible for notifying us of any mental or physical health problems that might affect their ability to participate on the course. This course may not be suitable for people with a history of psychotic disorders or other psychiatric conditions.