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Drugs Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling Level 4

Open Study College
Course summary
379 GBP
English
Distance
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

This course enables you to specialise in counselling those with drugs, solvent and alcohol misuse problems.

Course Content

Unit 1: The counselling relationship and basis for addictive behaviour

  • Exploring substance misuse
  • Review of counselling skills and theory
  • Psychodynamic approach
  • Behavioural and cognitive approach
  • Humanist approach
  • What is dependence?
  • Theory specific to substance dependence
  • The counselling relationship: ethical considerations

Unit 2: Substance abuse

  • Classification and effects of psychoactive drugs
  • Some background physiology
  • Working with substance misusers
  • Assessment and approach
  • Basic assessment criteria
  • Initial session suggestions

Unit 3: Alcohol abuse

  • Introduction and discussion
  • Models and approaches
  • Pathological components of alcohol misuse
  • Working with people who have alcohol related problems
  • The twelve step approach
  • Specific issues
  • Counselling tools
  • Challenges
  • Alcoholism

Unit 4: The cognitive approach

  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Pavlov and Skinner
  • Behaviour and learning review
  • Case formulation
  • Analogies
  • Modelling
  • Role reversal
  • Imagery
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Behavioural tasks
  • Ending the CBT programme

Unit 5: The psychodynamic approach

  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Karl Jung
  • Object relations and ego psychology
  • The psychodynamic model in substance and abuse counselling contexts
  • Brief psychodynamic therapy

Unit 6: The person-centred approach

  • Rogers and the person-centred approach
  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • The existentialist approach
  • Case studies
  • Discussion about the person centred approach

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Expenses



Pay Now: GBP 379.00
OR 6 Monthly Instalments of GBP 71.85 with a deposit of GBP
47.90 totalling 479

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Average rating 5

Based on 1 reviews

Marian Scorah
(5)
I am enjoying the course, my tutor is very supportive and responds very quickly to my questions.
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