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Cannabis: Issues & Responses

This one-day training seeks to provide a detailed introduction to the area and explore the supports that workers within organisations may wish to offer to clients.
 
The training will be useful to any groups, organisations, companies or clubs who wish to:

  • Develop a working knowledge of cannabis related issues.
  • Develop approaches to cannabis use with clients that based on harm reduction principles.
  • Develop approaches to cannabis use with clients that draws on a strong evidence base

Course Duration: 1 day

Number of Places Available: 8

Who Should Attend?
Any professional or volunteer who comes into contact with clients whose lives are being affected by its consumption may benefit from the course. This could include workers from social care, family support, employment support, vocational training, criminal justice, probation, education, housing support, general health care and mental health services.

Dates & Venues:

Trainer:
Brendan Murphy & Gillian Coway

Course Description:
This one-day training seeks to provide a detailed introduction to the area and explore the supports that workers within organisations may wish to offer to clients.
 
The training will be useful to any groups, organisations, companies or clubs who wish to:

  • Develop a working knowledge of cannabis related issues.
  • Develop approaches to cannabis use with clients that based on harm reduction principles.
  • Develop approaches to cannabis use with clients that draws on a strong evidence base

Course Content:

  • Cannabis use in Ireland: prevalence figures, myths about cannabis
  • Current issues around cannabis use:  including new forms of cannabis and changing legislative situation
  • Harm reduction strategies to use  with clients: an introduction into how MI skills can be used with clients who use cannabis,
  • Screening tools such as CUDIT-RTools to approach the issue of cannabis use, especially with young people

Learning Outcomes:
The training aims to provide;

  • An understanding of the impact of cannabis use within Ireland
  • Harm reduction strategies to use with clients.
  • An increased knowledge of current issues around Cannabis use
  • The training will equip those attending with the necessary background to further develop services based on harm reduction principles that are appropriate to their setting.  

Trainer Profile:
Brendan Murphy is an accredited counsellor, supervisor and trainer in a number of evidence-based therapies. He works as the Regional Training Officer for the HSE West Drugs Service and has been using and training others in the use of SFBT since 1996. Brendan has undertaken and completed a range of advanced SFBT trainings including training with one of the founders of SFBT, Steve de Shazer
 
Gillian Conway, Education Support Worker employed by South West Mayo Development Company, a post funded by the Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force. Gillian provides education and training to groups and agencies in Counties Mayo & Roscommon. Gillian also delivers holistic drug and alcohol education/prevention programmes to parents, professionals, organisation, young people, ethnic minorities, at-risk groups and communities where a need has been identified.

Certification/Accreditation:
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded on completion of the training

How to book:

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