Coaching is the key to effective therapists. Highlight from Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix Cell C4

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One-off training ticks the boxes but just doesn’t cut it if the aim is to produce effective counsellors and therapists. We ask whether managers “have to take a deep breath” and accept that it takes post-training expert coaching sessions ideally informed by performance with clients to really make a difference.

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Drawn from cell C4 of the Alcohol Treatment Matrix, a workforce development resource mapping key research and guidance on alcohol brief interventions and treatment.

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