CPD: An Emotive Understanding of Substance Addiction & Dual Diagnosis Through Music.
- Endorsed by the HSE
- Part of Mountjoy Prison Drug Treatment Programme
An experiential One Day Workshop using the creative arts to provide participants with a deeper understanding of the root causes of drug and alcohol misuse and dual diagnosis – coexisting mental health illness.
CONTENT: Grounded in the biopsychosocial model and drawing from the epidemiological triangle, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and Motivational Interviewing for Addictive Behaviours, participants journey through evidence-based music therapy to contextualise the music and lives of music artists who have been effected by substance addiction. A creative writing rap/poem/song also offers an emotional and intellectual understanding of substance misuse through the lens of youth culture today.
- The influence of music and other media on the psychosocial development of young people,
- A visceral understanding of the root causes that drive drug/alcohol abuse,
- Hearing the voice of dual diagnosis – creative writing rap/poem/song workshop,
- Learning preventative strategies and resilience through supports & natural highs,
- Breaking down the stigma wall surrounding substance recovery.
ELIGIBILITY: This workshop is recommended for psychologists and counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, social care workers, teachers, guidance counsellors, youth workers and others working with substance misuse.
ABOUT: Roger Mehta has been a musician, radio presenter and DJ for over 30 years. His childhood was deeply affected by dual diagnosis; he came through the addiction process himself in 1998. Now a professional drug and alcohol worker, Roger has worked in the community since 2000 supporting individuals and families effected by substance misuse. He founded The Harmony Program in 2009 and has been delivering workshops to Mountjoy Prison, residential treatment centres, youth organisations and secondary schools around Ireland.
DATE: Saturday 4th February 2017
VENUE: Clonmel Counselling Centre, 101 Irishtown, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
REG: 9.30 am. 10am – 4pm. Tea/coffee biscuits.
To secure a place, please send a €20 deposit made payable to The Harmony Program, to Harmony Home, 19 Ard Caoin, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
T: 052 614 8124 / 086 819 4132
“Through the use of music and film and its up-to-date understanding of addiction, this distinctive drug and alcohol program has allowed our clients to build on their recovery through its powerful use of music therapy.” – Aislinn Residential Addiction Centre, Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny.
“My overall experience of The Harmony Program was brilliant. It changed my views on drugs and alcohol and what it can do to your life. It was life changing”. – Student Niamh, St, Declan’s College, Co. Waterford.
If you would like any further information, please see our Brochure.