Emotion regulation: Skills for managing client distress

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Emotion regulation: Skills for managing client distress

18 April @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$5 – $280

Help your clients to manage strong emotions

Understanding and managing emotion is essential to good client outcomes. In this workshop we take the mystery out of emotions, and the role of emotion regulation in alcohol and drug use. You will come away with increased knowledge of emotion regulation and the key skills to assist clients to manage their emotions in recovery.

We all have strong emotions from time to time. People in alcohol and drug treatment often experience significant difficulties recognising and self regulating distress. Being able to recognise and self regulate emotions is a skill that can be learned. Emotion regulation is a protective factor against mental health problems, including depression and anxiety. In this workshop, you will learn strategies to help your clients to better manage their emotions to improve resilience so they can better participate in treatment and cope with life’s stressors.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand how lifestyle factors can impact a person’s ability to regulate their emotions
  • Know how to explain to clients how emotions work and how they interact with thoughts and behaviours
  • Identify strategies to help your clients identify triggers to strong emotions and respond effectively
  • Learn key emotion regulation skills and how to integrate them into your practice

Who should attend:

This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for new, experienced and advanced practitioners. This workshop is suitable for workers in low threshold and clinical settings.

Facilitator: Dr Richard Cash

‘Richard is an engaging and very knowledgeable trainer who provided good examples of how to apply the learnings in a work setting. He was supportive and encouraging of participants to actively participate in the training and discussions.’

Date and Time
Thursday 18 April 2024 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM (UTC+11)

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18 April
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$5 – $280
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1300 988 184
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