This is an ideal course for anyone considering a career as an addiction counsellor, or for qualified counsellors who want to specialise in addictive behaviour.Course Content
Unit 1: Counselling skills and approaches (part 1)
- Core skills and competencies of counselling
- Aims and objectives of counselling
- Key theoretical principles that underpin counselling
- Scope of counselling
Unit 2: Counselling skills and approaches (part 2)
- How to establish and maintain the counselling relationship
- Importance of relationship boundaries in addiction counselling
- Ethical principles and how they apply to counselling contexts
- Concepts and processes of transference and countertransference
Unit 3: Counselling skills and approaches (part 3)
- Theoretical principles for each approach
- Clients each approach is suitable for
- Specialist skills required for each approach
- Key similarities and differences between each approach
Unit 4: Understanding addiction
- The physiology of addiction
- The psychology of addiction
- Predisposition to addiction
- Processes of relapse linked to physiological and psychological changes
Unit 5: Types of addiction
- Substance and alcohol addiction
- Common features of addiction
- How counsellors need to adapt their approach for each type of addiction
- Challenges of each addiction with regard to social, family and wide-ranging impacts
Unit 6: Client and support issues in addiction counselling
- Explain the challenges of co-occurring diagnoses
- How stereotyping and labelling affects the counselling process
- Challenges of denial and ambivalence
- Social and family support systems and how these impact recovery
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