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Janus Solutions: Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Innovation Conference 2

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Conference: Drug Treatment and Innovation 2. Looking at the substance user through a different lens.

Introduction: After our very successful first conference, Janus is committed to keeping the momentum going by running its second conference - exploring further the mind and treatment of the substance user from a change perspective.

Aimed at: all professionals working with or coming in to contact with substance users, who would like to explore alternate perspectives on drug and alcohol treatment. This conference is very much about bringing real additionality to your everyday work when engaging and working with all substance users. If you wish to be challenged, and to explore potentially new ways of thinking then this is for you.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

  • Fuad Buraimoh (CHAIR): has worked extensively in the field of substance use since 1999, in a number of services ranging from rehab, day programmes, criminal justice programmes, stimulant specific services, prescribing services and was a member of the Janus day programme team when the service begun.Fuad’s experience includes, group work facilitation, training and managing services. He’s been instrumental the development of many services, including Janus, with designing programmes and expanding service specifications.Counsellor by background he is a trained psychotherapist and qualified registered mental health nurse, having worked within NHS mental health trust since 2009 and has a small private practice. He is currently working in the area of child and adolescent mental health and is the manager and pioneer of a new innovative service in London called CHOICES, which was formed in 2016 as part of the National and Local CAMHS transformation agenda. As a speaker, manager and clinician, Fuad has continually been committed to the delivery of efficient and effective services, providing the range of important and needed treatment interventions to service users, patients, children and young people.
  • Dr Ranjeev Bhangoo MBchB FRCS (Neurologist) - will explore neuro-plasticity and the malleability of the brain to constantly adapt to new circumstances and challenges. Challenging the notion of the brain as an organ that becomes fixed with time. Dr Ranjeev Bhangoo will introduce the audience to the idea of brain training - that uses specific processes to create new neural pathways in the brain. This now accepted yet evolving knowledge of the brain will offer the attendees a 3 dimensional perspective on the workings of the brain and how thinking - that is to say cognitive processes - are constructed, and due to the brains plasticity - can be deconstructed!
  • Jennifer Jordan – Founder of Totally Humanistic (her private counselling practice) and Janus Solutions – A Gestalt Therapist and Clinical Supervisor – as well as being an innovator and co-author of the Resonance Factor – will speak on the role and function of therapies for the substance use client. She will explore why the therapist should not ignore the ‘elephant in the room’ with regards to the client; that dynamic counselling/therapy – is helpful in making yourself present and felt very quickly when working with this client group. Please note: Jennifer is not referring to brief solution cognitive therapies. Jennifer will also be looking at how to reinvigorate therapy back in to substance use treatment – while taking us on her own professional journey. This is a discussion for all therapists no matter your therapeutic persuation.
  • Huseyin Djemil: Director - Green Apple Consulting. Director: Towards Recovery. Trustee: Pushing Change and St Aldates Community Transformation Initiatives, Oxford. Huseiyin has had a wide and diverse history in the substance use field, including at one stage being the head of policy within the prison service with regard to Drug and Alcohol Treatmennt. Huseyin is well placed to explore the challenges of commissioning both now and in the future. Huseyin will paint a picture that will extend and push our thinking with regard to commission now – how we commission? Why we commission in the way? Is our current process the best? Could we commission ‘differently’? What could the future landscape look like?
  • Kenneth Robinson co-founders of Janus Solutions: will explore what is innovation? Part of this discussion will be focused on Janus's unique approach to substance use treatment: The Resonance Factor - A relational based treatment approach that explores the relationship formed by the substance user to the pleasure they derive from their substance use. Yet they will further explore innovation in its widest sense, and the powerful tools available to practitioners such as 'auto-suggestion', neuro-plasticity and brain training and the list of theorists that have provided a rich diet of information that professionals working with substance use are often un-aware of.
  • Jennifer Clancy and Deborah Morgan from Dublin - Southern Ireland will bring their experience of commissioning, policy, strategic development and service management from that region. They will explore with the audience drug and alcohol treatment in Ireland and where the need for innovation is required, and the barriers to the implementation of innovative and creative forms of practice. Jennifer and Deborah will offer us some insight that will hope create some food for thought with regard to what is happening in the wider world of treatment.
  • Chris Robin and Julie Rogers will be speaking on the subject of Peer Mentors. Both Julie and Chris will explore the benefits of Peer Mentors and the challenges that Peer Mentors experience. In order for services to fully benefit from peer mentors with 'lived experience', it is crucial that services, organisations, commissioners and policy makers develop a clear brief as to the role and function of this crucial group. Julie and Chris will offer us a wider perspective and introduce possible solutions where required.
  • Stacy Collick: Speaks on mental health and substance use. He has some interesting initials behind his name (BPAD, EUPD, AAD and more), and he would like to expand on their meaning. Stacy will exploe with us his very unique and special journey. He will speak of mental health generally, dual diagnosis, historic - generational - context to substance use and mental health, environments, the need for us to understand how the service user, client or patient needs to understand their internal narrative and how that narrative can get in the way of the service user achieving his or her goals. This should be a very informative and enlightening presentation, to both help service users and professionals working with this client group.

Books for sale:

  • The Resonance Factor: Challenging the myth of addiction
  • Crack Cocaine: The open door

Contact:

Kenneth

020 77373765

07884438953

events@janussolutions.co.uk

kenneth@janussolutions.co.uk

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