Training Calendar 2019

Start: 13-02-2019

End: 28-11-2019

About the facilitator

Natalie Bossi has an Honours degree in Psychology and a post- graduate diploma in Addictions Care from UCT.  She provided training for the South African Responsible Gambling Foundation for eight years. She is a trained and experienced telephone counsellor and a highly experienced adult trainer and facilitator. 

She has also obtained a diploma in Motivational Interviewing through the University of Stellenbosch and has trained many in this invaluable communication method, which aids people in behaviour change.

Natalie is a qualified reflexologist and Kundalini Yoga Instructor. She has worked in the financial industry for companies like Old Mutual, UAL Merchant Bank and Investec.  

She joined Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre early 2017, where her focus has been on providing Motivational Interviewing training in the context of substance use disorder treatment and also providing psycho-education in substance abuse and addictive behaviour. Since then further additions have been made to the training menu in response to requests from practitioners in the field of addiction treatment. A workshop on drug testing has been added and talks or presentations on substance use for youth and adults. These have been presented in the corporate environment and at schools, colleges and other educational institutions.  

As a trainer, Natalie, adheres to adult learning methodologies, which she acquired from her experiences of training in a multitude of settings (from conference halls to the kitchen in a sports betting shop) and wanting to ensure that her training was accessible and relevant to as many persons as possible; be it security staff, cleaners, dealers or CEO’s, or, from students to qualified and experienced practitioners. 

Therefore her style of training is ideally suited and aligned with the requirements of CPD training, i.e. they have to be in accordance with adult learning methodologies, which, among other things, have to be participative and experiential. It is her abiding aim to make every training experience valuable on a practical level, substantial and challenging on a theoretical level, and enjoyable and uplifting on an experiential or phenomenological level.


Introduction to Substance Abuse

Start: 16-05-2019

End: 16-05-2019

INTROUCTION TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Our next Introduction to Substance Abuse workshop will take place on 13 February 2019 from 9am until 1pm at the Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre

We will be covering the following topics and leaving ample time for questions and discussion:

 •       What is recovery?

•        Classification of substances

•        The Disease Model

•        Addict behaviour

•        Ambivalence

•        Cravings

•        Stages of change

•        Motivation

•        Boundaries

•        Risk factors

•        Protective factors

•        Problematic family roles

Light refreshments will be served. The cost per person is R575.

Please contact us for registration at training@drugcentre.org.za

 

INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Venue:  1 Roman Road, Observatory

Date:  16 May 2019

Time:  09h00– 13h00

Cost:  R575 per person

Booking form must accompany proof of payment  

Call: 021 4478026 Fax: 0862409963 email training@drugcentre.org.za

[to book, send proof of payment with booking form. T’ & C’ apply]

 

BANKING DETAILS:

Acc. Name: Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre

Bank Name: Standard Bank

Branch Code: 024909

Account No.: 071 362 282

Type: Cheque

Reference: Your cell No.

Please Note:   This course does not qualify participants to work as counsellors. Certificates of Participation will be issued at the end of the workshop.


Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Start: 28-05-2019

End: 29-05-2019

Motivational Interviewing [MI]

CPD Points!

The South African Council for Social Service Professions has accredited both our Motivational Interviewing and Understanding Addictive Behaviours workshops with 8 CPD points. This means that when you attend either of these workshops you will be awarded 8 CPD points

 

Motivational Interviewing [MI]

  • Defining Motivational Interviewing
  • The Righting reflex
  • Spirit and principles of MI
  • Stages of change in MI
  • Ambivalence
  • Recognizing change and sustain talk
  • Eliciting and strengthening commitment to change
  • Resistance
  • OARS the tools of MI

Venue:  1 Roman Road, Observatory [Venue may change subject to numbers]

Date/s: 28 & 29 May 2019

Time:  08h00 - 16h00 [daily]

Cost:  R2500 per person

Booking/Registration form must accompany proof of payment  

Call: 021 4478026 Fax: 0862409963 email training@drugcentre.org.za

[to book, send proof of payment with booking form. T’ & C’ apply]

 

BANKING DETAILS:

Acc. Name: Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre

Bank Name: Standard Bank

Branch Code: 024909

Account No.: 071 362 282

Type: Cheque

Reference: Your cell No.

* Please Note:  This course does not qualify participants to work as counsellors. Certificates of Participation will be issued at the end of the workshop. Courses will not run if minimum numbers are not confirmed. Please note that we will only proceed with training if the numbers are satisfactory.

 

 


Understanding Addictive Behaviours

Start: 26-03-2019

End: 27-03-2019

Understanding Addictive Behaviours [2 Day Worlshop]

Accredited for 8 CPD Points!

The South African Council for Social Service Professions has accredited this workshops with 8 CPD points on completion.

This 2 day workshop offers an in- depth and experiential workshop to help practitioners to better understand Addiction. 

 

Topics covered:

Models of addiction

Stigma

Our role as helper

Addictive behaviours

Defense mechanisms

Craving

Risk factors

A family disease

Adolescents and addiction

Protective factors 

 

UNDERSTANDING ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOURS

Venue:  1 Roman Road, Observatory [Venue may change subject to numbers]

Date/s: 26 & 27 March 2019

Time:  08h30 - 16h00 [daily]

Cost:  R1950 per person

Registration form must accompany proof of payment  

Call: 021 4478026 Fax: 0862409963 email training@drugcentre.org.za

[to register, send proof of payment with registration. T’s & C’s apply]

 

BANKING DETAILS:

Acc. Name: Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre

Bank Name: Standard Bank

Branch Code: 024909

Account No.: 071 362 282

Type: Cheque

Reference: Your cell No.

*Please Note:  This course does not qualify participants to work as counsellors. Certificates of Participation will be issued at the end of the workshop. Courses will not run if minimum numbers are not confirmed.

 


Family Workshop

Start: 03-04-2019

End: 03-04-2019

Are you affected by someone’s drugging?

  • Do you spend nights worrying about them?
  • Do you feel ashamed or guilty?
  • Is your own health suffering?

If so, the Family Programme offers you the opportunity to gain a better understanding of addiction and how it affects you, as well as an opportunity to share your experiences.

When is it?

The first Wednesday of every month

At what time?

08:00 until 13:30

Where to go…

The Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre

Observatory        -     1 Roman Road, Observatory - 0214478026

Mitchell's Plain    -     1 Civet Street, Eastridge, Mitchell’s Plain - 0213970103 / 04

Atlantis               -       3 Drosdy Centre, Wesfleur Circle,  Atlantis - 021571 7180

 

What’s the cost?    

We have fixed our rate for this course to make it more accessable.

Subsidised = R50 and R25 for any additional family members

Full Cost = R260 and R150 for any additional family members

 

Do I have to book?

Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Should you require more information, you may contact a therapist at: 021 447 8026,

or e-mail us on ctdcc@iafrica.com or info@drugcentre.org.za

Are you affected by someone’s drugging?

  • Do you spend nights worrying about them?
  • Do you feel ashamed or guilty?
  • Is your own health suffering?

If so, the Family Programme offers you the opportunity to gain a better understanding of addiction and how it affects you, as well as an opportunity to share your experiences.

When is it?

The first Wednesday of every month

At what time?

08:00 until 13:30

Where to go…

The Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre

Observatory        -     1 Roman Road, Observatory - 0214478026

Mitchell's Plain    -     1 Civet Street, Eastridge, Mitchell’s Plain - 0213970103 / 04

Atlantis               -       3 Drosdy Centre, Wesfleur Circle,  Atlantis - 021571 7180

 

What’s the cost?    

We have fixed our rate for this course to make it more accessable.

Subsidised = R50 and R25 for any additional family members

Full Cost = R260 and R150 for any additional family members

 

Do I have to book?

Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Should you require more information, you may contact a therapist at: 021 447 8026,

or e-mail us on ctdcc@iafrica.com or info@drugcentre.org.za