Specific attention will be given to psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and person-centred approaches, which will give students a fuller working knowledge and understanding of advanced counselling skills. Each module will include a section on how it specifically relates to addiction counselling, and there will be reflective activities for personal evaluation. In specialist counselling fields, these advanced skills are necessary in order to be able to recognise and deal with the complex range of client needs, together with being able to understand the origins of these particular emotions and possible physiological factors.
This course concentrates on the assessment and analysis of psychosocial factors relating to addiction, together with the appreciation of how addictive behavioural problems meet the challenges of therapy. The course will specifically address substance and alcohol addiction, although the theories, concepts and working models can be applied to most addictive behaviours and problems.
The course consists of 10 modules, each with an assignment to complete. Upon completion of the whole course there will be required to pass a 5000 word extended essay question. Materials can be studied online or students have the option to have the materials delivered in print for an additional charge of £65.
This course can be completed online upon request - no paper materials will then be sent to the learner.
Previous Knowledge Required
This course is designed to follow on from, and compliment the basic or introductory counselling course.
Tutor support is supplied for 12 months.Tutors are available to answer student questions relating to course materials and to comment on the assignments that are sent in to state how well students have understood the unit content.
Students will be required to complete a 5000 word extended essay at the end of this course and are also required to sit an online multiple choice examination.
This Level 3 Diploma in Addiction Counselling is Quality Assured by OLQA. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive certification awarded by Oxford College. The qualification does not carry UCAS points but is recognised by employers and some universities as a level 3 qualification. For entry into university students will need to check the relevant university’s entry requirements to see if they will accept a Level 3 Diploma in place of A Levels / UCAS points.