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Addiction Counselling Diploma

Level 3 / ABC Awards / ODL23

The Addiction Counselling Diploma covers basic counselling skills and core knowledge, together with a detailed examination of the five approaches or theories of counselling.

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course duration: 200 hrs

study type: online

Course Description

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.

Modules

Module 1: Introduction to addiction, discussion, and reappraisal of counselling skills
Module 2: The psychodynamic approach relevant to addiction therapy
Module 3: The cognitive behavioural approach relevant to addiction therapy
Module 4: The person-centred approach relevant to addiction therapy
Module 5: Client-counsellor relationships in addiction therapy
Module 6: Understanding addiction: part 1
Module 7: Understanding addiction: part 2
Module 8: Focusing on substance addiction
Module 9: Focusing on alcohol addiction
Module 10: Discussion on other addictions such as smoking, food and shopping

Previous Knowledge

This course is designed to follow on from, and compliment the basic or introductory counselling course.

Assessment

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.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course). 

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. 

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

 The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Support

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.

course description

Course Description

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.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

This course is designed to follow on from, and compliment the basic or introductory counselling course.

assessment

Assessment

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.

support

Support

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.

modules

Modules

Module 1: Introduction to addiction, discussion, and reappraisal of counselling skills
Module 2: The psychodynamic approach relevant to addiction therapy
Module 3: The cognitive behavioural approach relevant to addiction therapy
Module 4: The person-centred approach relevant to addiction therapy
Module 5: Client-counsellor relationships in addiction therapy
Module 6: Understanding addiction: part 1
Module 7: Understanding addiction: part 2
Module 8: Focusing on substance addiction
Module 9: Focusing on alcohol addiction
Module 10: Discussion on other addictions such as smoking, food and shopping

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course). 

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. 

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

 The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.