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Upcoming Training

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Apply person centred skills.

Respond to resistance to change.

Identify and assess when to use motivational interviewing.

Apply skills to help build therapeutic relationships.

Relate the theory of motivational interviewing into practice.


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Welsh Centre for Action on Dependency and Addiction is a leading substance misuse agency that has been delivering a range of quality services since 1979. We have used our experience to develop a comprehensive programme of training to fit every need.

If you just want to find out a bit more about substance misuse or are looking for specialist practitioner training we have something for you.

All of our training is delivered in a relaxed environment where people can feel at ease to ask any questions that they may have. Courses are delivered by qualified trainers who are also practitioners with current first hand knowledge of the topic that they are delivering.

Our training is quality assured and can be accredited through Agored Cymru. Sessions can be tailored to suit organisational needs so please get in touch if you’d like to enquire about any bespoke training sessions that you may be interested in.


Samantha Drohan is WCADA’s volunteer and training coordinator. She has worked for over 15 years in the substance misuse field and has been delivering training for more than 10 years. Her experience has been as a project worker for about 13 years and has worked in most aspects of the substance misuse field. She has an excellent knowledge of substances, a BTEC in counselling and psychotherapy amongst other professional qualifications. She has also completed her Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education and Training).


The most up to date training information and dates can be viewed by looking at the WCADA 2016 Training Booklet which can be downloaded below.


Blood Borne Viruses

New Pyschoactive Substances

Relapse Prevention

Over the Counter Medication

Train the Trainer

Understanding Substance Use

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

ITEP Nodal Mapping

TASC Course

Volunteer Training Course

Bespoke Training Courses



To book onto training please complete a training request form:


For bespoke training requests and queries please contact:

Email: training@wcada.org

Telephone: 01639 890863


WCADA are pleased to offer a fantastic harm reduction resource for those who use cannabis and those that want to support them to make positive changes.

This resource is available FREE OF CHARGE from the link below. If you would like a printed copy please make a £2 donation via our just giving page and send a message to adminexecs@wcada.org and we will send a copy in the post!


This booklet was produced by WCADA's Training Coordinator Samantha Drohan and Laura Hancock, one of our Young Persons Substance Misuse Workers; so is full of practical advice and knowledge.



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