SMMGP - Substance Misuse Management Good Practice

Substance Misuse Management Good Practice

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: 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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Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (IOTOD) 2017 Conference
Date: Wed 17 - Thu 18 May 2017

(Info last updated 06 Feb 2017)
PCM Scientific

Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (IOTOD) 2017
A flagship educational event in addictions therapy

Date: Wed 17 - Thu 18 May 2017
Venue: Berlin, Germany
Cost: Please see the IOTOD 2017 web site.

CME-accredited 2-day meeting
Patient-centric, integrated care in opioid dependence

Chair John Marsden will lead an internationally renowned faculty of experts to drive improvements through education about best-practice integrated care of patients with opioid dependence. This year features a broad yet impactful programme, including focus on the following topics through plenary lectures and engaging, interactive workshops:

About

A flagship live event in addictions therapy, "mproving Outcomes in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence" (IOTOD) has become a key conference in the addictions world owing to its novel approach to creating impactful learning experiences. The latest scientific evidence is applied to clinical practice, with the ultimate aim of improving patient outcomes.

IOTOD's Heritage

An annual event of 15 years, IOTOD addresses a multitude of practice deficits by working with renowned international experts, and using cutting-edge technology and creative techniques, to connect education directly with the clinical practice of delegates. In doing so, we have been able to capture data and meaningfully tackle critical issues in the therapy area. Year after year, IOTOD offers an exciting interactive educational opportunity for delegates and promises to provide them with the tools to address the needs of their more complex and challenging patients.

For further information or to book a place, please visit the IOTOD 2017 web site.

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SMMGP & RCGP Conference 2017 - Managing Drug & Alcohol Problems in Primary Care
Date: Fri 03 Nov 2017

(Info last updated 14 Mar 2017)
SMMGP, RCGP

SMMGP & RCGP Conference 2017:
Managing Drug & Alcohol Problems in Primary Care

Date: Fri 03 Nov 2017, 9am-5pm
Venue: RCGP, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB

!! SAVE THE DATE !!

The Managing Drug and Alcohol Problem in Primary Care Conference 2017 will take place on Friday 3rd November 2017 at RCGP HQ, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB. This joint RCGP and SMMGP conference is the largest event in the UK for GPs, shared care workers, drug users, nurses and other primary care staff, specialists, commissioners and researchers interested in, and involved with the management of drug users in primary care.

More details will be added as soon as they become available.

Please e-mail rcgpconferences@rcgp.org.uk to be contacted as soon as the event is open to book.

RCGP Conferences
E-mail: rcgpconferences@rcgp.org.uk
Tel: 020 3188 7658
Web: www.rcgp.org.uk

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

(Info last updated 06 February 2017)
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:

Tel: 01747 832 015
E-mail: forfamilies@actiononaddiction.org.uk
Web: www.actiononaddiction.org.uk/For-Families.aspx

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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