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National Programme for Screening and Brief Interventions (SBI) for Problem Alcohol & Substance Use using the SAOR Model CPDFREE Online training for IACP Accredited Members / Supervisors organised in conjunction with the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland.
04-06-2021   9:30am - 4pm (with lunch break)
5 CPD hours
Training limited to 20 participants. As spaces are limited, please book only if you are sure you will be able to attend it.

National Programme for Screening and Brief Interventions (SBI) for Problem Alcohol & Substance Use using the SAOR Model

On-line Training


This course aims to prepare Counsellors/Psychotherapists to deliver Screening and Brief Interventions (SBI) for problem substance misuse. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Apply the theory from the SAOR online module to their practice
  • Identify opportunities to conduct a brief intervention
  • Demonstrate appropriate brief intervention skills using the SAOR model
  • Identify appropriate alcohol and other drugs care pathways

Course Content

The key course content which emerges from the course learning outcomes is outlined below:

  • Alcohol and drug related presentations to health and social care settings.
  • Overview of the SAOR model of intervention for problem alcohol and drug use.
  • Establishing a supportive working relationship with the service users.
  • Asking about alcohol and drug use and screening for alcohol and drug related problems.
  • Delivering a structured brief intervention based upon the SAOR model.
  • Developing appropriate care pathways for service users and arranging appropriate follow up.
  • Accessing useful links and reference materials for further reading and research.

Date of Training: Friday 4th June

Time: 9:30am to 12:30 and 2pm to 4pm

Trainer: Dr Robert O’Driscoll Senior Addiction Counsellor MACI

Requirements: Accredited Status. Access to a laptop, One laptop per person, One person per room, and internet access for training activities.

Also in preparation for the Screening and Brief Interventions for Problem Substance Misuse Training on Friday June 4th you must complete the SAOR E-Learning module on-line. This will take you about 90 minutes to complete.
The link to the on-line module will be provided to registered partcipants in upcoming weeks. 

CPD Certs will be emailed to participants after attendance at the Event

The Zoom Link and Password for the event will be sent at least a day in advance of the Event

Please ensure to check your spam folder.


Booking Availability

Fully Booked

Waiting List Closed

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