come in many different guises and effect all segments of the community. Some are highly conspicuous, some less so, but regardless of their form they take an immense toll on the lives of individuals, on families and on the community as a whole.
Addictions counselling is a specialised area of counselling which seeks
to help those with a range of addictions to regain control of their
lives. This course is designed for all those with an interest in this field, whether personal or professional. You will become comfortable with key terminology in this field (for example addiction, tolerance, dependence and withdrawal) and understand the interplay of physical, behavioural and psychological factors that contribute to and sustain addiction. On this foundation, you'll build a practical understanding of the role of counselling in treatment and the treatment approaches available.
How do our short courses work?
As you progress through each lesson and explore the notes, you'll be provided with a range
of ways you can expand your learning. By choosing what tasks you do and
don't undertake you can learn more in areas that interest you most, and
skip areas of less interest.
At the end of each lesson, you will be given a short interactive test to
undertake, which will provide an indication of how your learning is
progressing. Upon completing the very last lesson, you will be offered a
more thorough automated test or examination. This final assessment can
be undertaken at any time of day or night and any day of the week; and
if you achieve an overall pass you'll be able to obtain a named, dated
"Certificate of Completion".
This self-paced short course consists of 9 lessons and should take around 20 hours to complete. The Lessons/Topics are:
Lesson 1 DRUG AND ADDICTION COUNSELLING
Lesson 2 TYPES of ADDICTION
Lesson 3 ADDICTIONS & CO-MORBIDITY
Lesson 4 ALCOHOL USE AND DEPENDENCE
Lesson 5 COUNSELLING THE INDIVIDUAL WITH ALCOHOL RELATED PROBLEMS
Lesson 6 SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE
Lesson 7 COUNSELLING THE INDIVIDUAL WITH SUBSTANCE RELATED PROBLEMS
Lesson 8 COUNSELLING FOR ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOURS
Lesson 9 THE HEALTHCARE TEAM SUPPORT NETWORKS AND SPECIFIC GROUPS