Elaine has been with Ballyfermot Advance Project since 2018 as an Addiction Practitioner. Elaine holds a Hons Degree in Applied Social Studies and is working towards completing a MA in Psychotherapy. She has over ten years’ experience of working within the drug and alcohol field. In the role of addiction practitioner Elaine works with clients to complete assessments and developing care plans, advocating on their behalf to assist in progressing in their treatment. Helping clients overcome any obstacles which may be in their way and working with other agencies as required. Elaine is trained in such evidence-based interventions as Motivational Interviewing and Community Reinforcement Approach.