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Working with Clients who Misuse Alcohol

A one day workshop for counsellors and therapists interested in working with clients who misues alcohol. This workshop will also contain material relevant to practitioners who may encounter clients with other addictive behaviours.


Course Details

Around one quarter of the adult population consume alcohol above the recommended weekly amount, with increased risks of causing, or experiencing, alcohol-related harm.*

  • How much of what you know about alcohol is based on fact and how much is myth?
  • Do you know how to recognise the signs and symptoms of problematic drinking?
  • Do you know how to assess risk?
  • Are you confident in working with clients who misuse alcohol?

About this Workshop

Drawing on interactive activities, discussions, alcohol education theory and practice and case examples, this workshop is aimed at helping practitioners become more confident in working therapeutically with clients who misuse alcohol.

Workshop Content

  • The facts about alcohol.
  • Understanding the impact for clients who misuse alcohol and their families.
  • Challenging perceptions about clients who misuse alcohol.
  • Dependency. The Cycle of Change, Models of addiction,
  • Risk Assessment

*Source: Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England

Venue: Exeter

One day (
10:00am - 4:00pm)

Award: Attendance Certificate



Saturday 20th February 2016

Lucia Capaldi UKCP, BA(HONS)

Lucia is an experienced practitioner who has worked in the field of alcohol misuse for many years both within an addictions agency and in private practice. She is UKCP registered and works with individuals, couples and groups near Totnes, Devon.

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