SMART UK is now the leading teaching organisation offering Auricular
Acupuncture training for substance misuse to healthcare professionals
here in the UK. Founded in 1995 by Sue Cox, the organisation has several
thousand dedicated members working in prisons, hospitals, community drug
and alcohol advice teams etc. and the training continues to be highly
Sue Cox BSc.Lic.Ac.M.B.Ac.C.
Director and Senior Tutor
Sue is the founder and director of Smart-UK and all their associated organisations. Award winning pioneer in the field of addiction and published author on neuroscience of acupuncture for addiction. Passionate about recovery , Sue is the driving force behind Smart-UK. She is a Traditional Acupuncturist, a long standing member of the British acupuncture Council, and a counsellor. Sue's principals and ethos about education have informed the much sought after Smart-UK teaching for healthcare professionals, who welcome the clarity, expertise and no nonsense approach that they enjoy in all the courses that Smart-UK offer.
Sue's latest course is a 2 day workshop "Winning the battle of the abused brain" exploring the brain in relation to child sexual abuse, trauma and PTSD.
Her passion is for the highest educational and professional standards amongst those working with vulnerable clients and her focus is to empower the candidates that undertake her training, and their clients. Also to inform and lead the way to a change in approaches to addiction, trauma and mental health.
Sue is the co-founder of Survivors Voice Europe, is a member of the British Humanist Association, and the National Secular Society, is on the board of trustees for the "Godless grace Foundation" and is a patron of the "Pink Triangle"
She is currently completing her next book "Unholy alien and a Five Star recovery"
In 2014 Sue was honoured to receive "Inspirational Woman of the year award"
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Dr.Kim Wager Phd. MSc. Lic.Ac. R.C.H.M
Neuroscience, pharmacology,molecular neuro science
Dr.Kim Wager continues as a consultant for Smart-Uk , university lecturer, researcher and medical communications advisor. His expertise and research in neuro-science informs Smart-Uk and all their other associated organisations, meaning that the training is at the very forefront of understanding about the brain and the effects of addiction, trauma, and mental health.Kim has an additional specialisation in genetics and lysosomal storage diseases and was part of a research team into molecular neuro-degeneration for conditions such as Parkinson's disease, SLOS and similar disorders. Kim is qualified in acupuncture and chinese medicine and is a published author in the field of neuro-science and has contributed to many other health publications.
Louise Rooney MBACP.AIP
Louise Rooney is an experienced integrative psychotherapist,ethics and clinical standards tutor and public sector trainer. Louise works with a variety of clients, but has a specialisation in co-dependency, and survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and training healthcare professionals in that arena. She is also a commissioned training course author, having written and facilitated a number of workshops for professionals. Louise works alongside a number of organisations including Smart-Uk, Survivors Voice -Europe, Safeline Warwick and has recently taken up a position as ethical advisor for UK fostering charity. She is one of the few "ISVAS" (Independent Sexual Violence Advisors to the courts.Louise has written a number of articles fro European and US publications and is currently writing a book about co-dependency.