Working with drug and alcohol abusers takes a special approach from a counsellor and understanding the techniques and theories is very important. This course covers a number of different units which are designed to give the learner the right tools to tackle addiction and work with people that have substance issues.
|Study time:||120 hours|
|Enrolment length:||12 months|
|Course format:||Paper based pack|
|Assignments:||6 written tasks|
|Entry requirements:||None specific|
Unit 1: Counselling relationships and dependence
Understanding the relationship between the counsellor and client is very important when working with people that suffer from addiction. In this unit we will look at this relationship in detail, learn about different approaches that can be adopted and look at a number of reasons why people become addicted to substances in the first place.
Unit 2: Working with alcohol Abuse
This unit will cover the use of alcohol and how to work with alcohol abusers. Drinking is one of the main drug abuses in the world and, as it is seen as social, can be much easier for people to become addicted to. Many countries have an issue with alcohol consumption and this is a growing area for concern in many different cultures.
Unit 3: Working with substance abuse
There are a number of different substances which people can become addicted to including drugs, alcohol and solvents. In this chapter we will explore substances and drugs which you may come across when working with drug abusers, the affects that they have and the classifications of each.
Unit 4: Person-centred approaches to misuse counselling
This unit of the course will focus on person-centred approaches to counselling drug and alcohol abusers. This approach relies on the present and looks at how people are in the specific moment in time to try to tackle their addictions. Throughout this unit we will explore different theorists that have contributed to this approach as well as the good and bad points of using this form of counselling with substance misusers.
Unit 5: Psychodynamic approaches to misuse counselling
In this unit we will look at psychodynamic approaches to counselling and how these are affective when working with substance misusers. This type of psychology relies on working through issues by looking at personality and uncovering underlying issues which may need to be tackled in order to stop drug and alcohol abuse.
Unit 6: Cognitive approaches to misuse counselling
The cognitive approach and cognitive behaviour therapy are two of the main pillars of psychology and counselling. They are involved with conditioning the mind of those that you work with in order to see results and change behaviour. In this unit we will explore how these can be used when working with substance abusers.