Family & Friends Training

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

About SMART Family & Friends

SMART Family & Friends 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.

SMART Family & Friends 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. 

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

family addiction support

Our trainers

Josette Freeman

Senior National Program Manager & Trainer

Dr. Angela Argent

National Program Manager & Trainer (Research lead)

Daniel Raffell

National Program Manager & Trainer (Peer & online lead)

About the training

SMART Family & Friends is a one day training course that 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

Cost: $409 ex GST (one day training course)

- Please note: To attend this training you must first have completed SMART Recovery Facilitator Training, now available as a 4-6hr online course.

There are currently no SMART Family & Friends Trainings scheduled, please register you interest below to be informed of the next date

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Thoroughly enjoyed the training. Josette you are amazing and very supportive!
Oydessy House Auckland
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Facilitator Training is now available online