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EDUCATE TO INNOVATE, TrAINING In ADDICTION TREATMENT

We train


We train


We train


We train




Training for professionals

We train (future) professionals in addiction counselling and dual diagnosis. Short trainings,direct effect. Open for all levels of experience.



Training by professionals

Most of trainers and teachers are in recovery themselves. All trainers are fully certified and recognized for teaching at post graduate/academic level.



Training at your venue

We train worldwide at your location. We design training on demand. Our standard modules are basic or advanced training for effective use in 12-Step treatment centers.



Who we are

Elsden training consists of an international team of 17 driven professionals, led by Meino de Vries. We all work in the field of addiction at various positions worldwide. Our aim is to put theory and experience into practice. Training is learning theory, enhancing skills and active use of what was learned during training. All Elsden trainers have a background in addiction and psychiatry as well as education. We each hand over our own specific expertise tot you and your colleagues. Abstinence based CBT treatment will always be our focus. Our active careers as treatment professionals and teachers will enable us to teach you actual trends and developments in a pleasant and diverse learning method. We always combine theory and practice.

Students appreciate their training with an average of 8,8 out of 10.*


Patients come in to change their future, not their pasts.


*( source; student satisfaction survey ECT 2017/2018 N>150 by Elsden)


Combined strength


We focus on expanding our programme to the mediterranean area (Spain, Italy) and are open for cooperation with U.S partners for Dual Diagnosis training activities.

For our students, we also like to get in contact with more organizations that are willing to take in students for a few weeks as a co-therapist and ofcourse benefit from their professional presence, preferred locations are UK, Spain and Portugal.




We will host ICAAD in Amsterdam


Save the date november 21

Are you interested in the variety of treatmentmodels worldwide? Then join us in sharing knowledge and experience.

get in contact at info@elsden.nl for all info on ICAAD Amsterdam 2019

course news


The following courses will be available on global locations as well as our home location near Amsterdam. Certified as acknowledged education. LVL 5 and 6.

Please contact info@elsden.nl for more info.

- Basic training abstinence based guidance and therapy (CBT)

- Relapse prevention and CBT

- Working with Dual Diagnosis

- Group dynamics

- Personality disorders and substance abuse

- The Family Program

- Supervision

- Intervention

-Recovery Coaching

- IACI   Basic training

- IACII    Working with Dual Disorders

- IACIII Relapse Prevention and CBT







Contact Us

We like to answer your questions.

Elsden training

Camerastraat 23

1322 BB ALMERE

The Netherlands

+31 6 519 719 05
info@elsden.nl