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Drugs Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling Level 4

Open Study College
Course summary
389 GBP
English
Online courses
Professional Training

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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Pay Now: GBP 389.00
OR 6 Monthly Instalments of GBP 73.35 with a deposit of GBP
48.90 totalling 489

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