It’s not what you say, but how you say it- Motivational Interviewing & Beyond Live Webinars

Motivational Interviewing & Beyond Live Webinars

A bad experience can be the best teacher.

Joel Porter, Steve Rollnick, Russell Calderwood, David Rosengren & others discuss the importance of learning from experience and language in working with people in the classroom, therapy office and playing field.

Vicarious Trauma

Created by
American Counselling Association

The term vicarious trauma (Perlman & Saakvitne, 1995), sometimes also called compassion fatigue, is the latest term that describes the phenomenon generally associated with the “cost of caring” for others (Figley, 1982). Other terms used for compassion fatigue are:

  • secondary traumatic stress (Stemm, 1995, 1997)

  • secondary victimization (Figley, 1982)

Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change - Applications of Motivational Interviewing

Published by
Guilford Press

This bestselling work for professionals and students is the authoritative presentation of motivational interviewing (MI), the powerful approach to facilitating change.

The book elucidates the four processes of MI—engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning—and vividly demonstrates what they look like in action.

Video: 2-Minute Concise Series on Addictions with Kevin Alderson, PhD, R. Psych.

Created by
Kevin Alderson, PhD, R. Psych.
Publication Date

A YouTube playlist containing thirty two-minute concise videos about addictions. The numbering of the series is based on the chapter numbers for the award-winning textbook, “Addictions Counseling Today: Substances and Addictive Behaviors” by Dr. Kevin G. Alderson. 

Training on Basic Counselling Skills for Addiction Professional - Final Report

Published by
Education and Training Unit of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board

In order to appropriately address the concerning global levels of substance use and substance use disorders, it is vital that staff are trained to deliver evidence-based treatment.

At the start of November 2019, the Education and Training Unit of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board conducted training on Basic Counseling Skills for 28 staff members of the NDDCB.

Counselling Approaches to Addiction


The link between drugs, alcohol and mental health is well established. As counsellors many of us have seen clients dependent on substances or even behaviours. But how do we work with these issues safely in private practice or a general counselling service? Can understanding how addiction changes the way the brain works lead to better outcomes for clients? How do our own views affect our work as a counsellor?