SDS Seminars Online

Working with Substance Misuse with Prof Paul Grantham



The course covers conceptualisations of Substance Misuse from behavioural and cognitive perspectives, with theories of its development, maintenance and an emphasis on practical CBT interventions for helping clients to manage, control and eliminate their substance misuse (SM) more successfully. This two-day course can be taken as an independent stand-alone course or as a module of:

You can build up gradually your CBT training portfolio by attending all the courses within the programme at the pace that suits you. All your training hours will be calculated, recorded in an individual validated log and accumulated towards your full Diploma.

Issues covered include:

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Models of Substance Misuse: From Beck’s Cognitive Theory through to Drummond’s Cue Exposure Theory
  • CBT, Stages Of Change & Motivational Interviewing – How do they fit together?
  • Developing a collaborative relationship with SM clients through the use of Socratic Questioning
  • Developing Self Monitoring amongst SM clients
  • Increasing Self Efficacy and challenging negative Self Schemas
  • Activity Scheduling & Behavioural Activation for SM clients
  • Problem Solving Skills training
  • Cue Exposure Therapy
  • Developing a relapse prevention programme for Substance Misuse

Course tutor

Prof Paul Grantham
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine, Accredited CBT Therapist, Honorary Professor of Clinical Psychology. With over 40 years of clinical experience, Paul is the Founder and Director of SDS, a bestselling author, an international presenter, and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training.

Course structure

  • 8 Part Video of a full live training event
  • Full course materials as a PDF (downloadable)
  • Personalised Certificate for 14 CPD Hours