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Behavioural Couple Therapy for Alcohol Dependence Practitioner Training

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Training in BCT-AD will take place over 4 days. It comprises formal teaching (including films, discussion, experiential learning, role play and lecture) and 20 sessions of ‘remote’ supervision via Zoom which will enable practitioners to practice with couples (parents) where alcohol dependence is causing distress in the relationship.  Successful completion enables practitioners’ names to be held on Tavistock Relationships’ and OnePlusOne’s Learning and Practitioner Hub, as successfully completing training in BCT-AD.

What is BCT-AD?

BCT is cited in NICE guidelines as an effective therapy for alcohol dependence and is a brief integrative-behavioural treatment where one of the partners is experiencing relationship distress linked to alcohol dependence which will, in turn, be affecting their children.


BCT-AD has been developed by identifying best practice in a range of behavioural, cognitive, systemic, emotionally focussed and psychodynamic couple treatments, all evidenced in RCT effectiveness trials. BCT-AD focuses on the relational aspects of alcohol dependence and looks for the bi-directional causal and maintaining factors in the relationship that are contributing to the problematic use of alcohol.  The model focusses on factors that reduce stress and increase support within the couple, using the relationship as a resource for recovery and relapse prevention. 

Location Bristol
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 18 Nov 2019
Date info November 18th,19th,27th, 28th
Venue Address Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Bristol, BS4 1NL
Description Training is free to successful training applicants
Organiser Tavistock Relationships
Contact No. 0207 380 8288
Keywords Counselling, Couple, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Therapy, training
Regions South West