SCOTACS Mapping the Road to Recovery

Course Level: SCQF Level 8 application pending

The Mapping the Road to Recovery course was written in response to the Scottish Government’s document titled ‘The Road to Recovery’. Within this document a need for more community based groupwork programmes for people using drugs and alcohol was highlighted.

As a result the Mapping the Road to Recovery course aims to introduce Workers in an existing helping profession to groupwork skills, models and interventions that can be used to deliver effective community based groupwork programmes to people who use drugs or alcohol.

The course is an experiential five day course, with days 1 – 4 being delivered consecutively. There is then a 3 month space between day 4 and 5 within which Students should deliver a community based substance use groupwork programme, this should then be written up in the form of a case study and presented to peers and Tutors on day 5.

The course aims to introduce Students, through experience, to models of group process and to demonstrate how these can be used to inform the facilitation of a group. These models will provide a useful theoretical platform upon which to view a group’s dynamics. The course will also introduce Students to conceptual models of change, namely ‘The Cycle of Change’ (Prochaska and Diclemente, 1982) and ‘Marlatt’s Model of Relapse Prevention’. The stages in relation to these models can then be used to inform staged matched interventions for those attending community based groupwork programmes.

The interventions that will be taught on the course will be from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as research continues to demonstrate that these interventions provide lasting and enduring change when applied to substance use and related issues.

Course Start Date/s:
  • Mon, 28th Oct 2013
Further Date/Time Information:

Our next course runs for one week from Monday 28th - Thursday 31th October, 9.30am - 4.30pm. With the fifth review day Wednesday 12th February 2014, 9.30am - 4.30pm

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