Family & Friends Training
Sydney // Oct 30

Learn to facilitate SMART Recovery's award-winning program for empowering people affected by the addictive behaviour of someone close to them.



BeSMART assists anyone who is affected by the addictive behaviour of someone close to them. The focus is on the supporter to improve their own quality of life, develop their coping skills and build support systems.

BeSMART focuses on participants’ personal strengths and aims to increase their resilience. It enables participants to boost motivation and implement change, engage in self-care, challenge their own thinking, and communicate assertively. 

BeSMART provides strategies for participants to stay safe, seek support, problem solve, develop coping techniques and set personal goals.

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Josette Freeman - SMART REcovery
Josette Freeman
Senior National Program Manager

Josette Freeman has an extensive background in nursing and specialised in Paediatric Oncology. She then went on to study Counselling and Community Development at the University of Canberra. This led to working in the field of Alcohol and other Drugs.

For the past 12 years she has worked for SMART Recovery Australia in the capacity of the Senior National Program Coordinator. This work involves travelling across Australia and New Zealand to teach organisations and individuals about the SMART Recovery program and provide training on how to facilitate SMART Recovery meetings.

Josette wrote the SMART Recovery Facilitator manual and the SMART Recovery Participants for the Australian audience. She co-wrote the BeSMART Family and Friends manual with Angela Argent. Josette also worked in collaboration with aboriginal workers to develop the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander edition of the SMART Recovery manual.

Josette is a member of the SMART Recovery International Global Training Committee. She also facilitates forums for the SMART Recovery Asian facilitators. Josette continues to facilitate two SMART Recovery meetings in the community each week.

About the training

BeSMART training will teach you to empower supporters of people with problematic behaviours

- How to challenge unhelpful and self-defeating behaviours

- How to incorporate SMART Recovery tools and techniques, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing

- Key program pillars including self-care, setting boundaries, assertive communication, problem solving and others

- All trainees receive a complementary BeSMART Facilitator Manual

- Small 8 person training group

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Full Day Training - Oct 30, Sydney (Woolloomooloo)

$ 409
ex GST
  • Please note: To attend this training you must first have completed SMART Recovery Facilitator Training, now available as a 4-6hr online course.
Thoroughly enjoyed the training. Josette you are amazing and very supportive!
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