training & events

Free SDF Training Sessions 2021

Online Cannabis Awareness

26th August 2021

9.30 - 12.30

NB - This session will take place via Microsoft Teams

Please note it is a prerequisite to complete the following e-learning module prior to the training: Potluck - An introduction to cannabis and synthetic varieties for front line workers

Learning objectives: By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Give an overview of the current trends with cannabis including synthetic cannabinoids.
  • Recall the main effects and side effects of cannabis.
  • Identify the typical presenting issues for problematic cannabis use.
  • Identify treatment options for dependent cannabis users.
  • Recall effective techniques for working with cannabis users including harm reduction.

To book a space on this course register on the SDF Training website here: https://www.sdftraining.org.uk/training/ig-events/1083-cannabis-awareness

 


 

Online Enhancing Core Communication Skills

28th October 2021

9.15 - 15.30

NB - This session will take place via Microsoft Teams

Overview: Good empathic listening is fundamental in the helping relationship. Called accurate empathy by Carl Rogers (1965), it is the cornerstone for person-centred practice. It is fundamental to good communication. In this course, we practise refining empathic listening skills and address other core communication skills that are important in the helping relationship.

 Aim: To practise core communication skills with a focus on expressing accurate empathy through reflective listening skills.

Learning Outcomes: By the end of course you will have:

  • Observed & debriefed a demonstration of the interpersonal style and core communication skills used in a helping relationship.
  • Practised the interpersonal style and primary core communication skills.

To book a space on this course register on the SDF Training website here: https://www.sdftraining.org.uk/training/ig-events/1207-eccs-orkney

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