Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling (Level 4)

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£ 349 VAT inc.

Description

  • Typology

    Course

  • Level

    Advanced

  • Methodology

    Distance Learning

  • Class hours

    120h

  • Duration

    12 Months

  • Start

    Different dates available

Description

This course provides your opportunity to gain a qualification that will enhance your career and counselling practice. This course focuses on the ethics, skills, approaches and techniques of providing a counselling service to users of drugs, solvents and alcohol. More attention will be placed on the psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and person-centred approaches, which will give students a greater working knowledge and understanding of advanced counselling skills.

This Level 4 Course will be of particular interest to those working in healthcare professions. It will also be relevant to people in social work areas, teachers and those involved in pastoral work.

Facilities

Location

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To take into account

Key Topics The Level 4 Drugs Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling course is divided into six comprehensive units: Unit 1: The counselling relationship and basis for addictive behaviour Unit 2: Substance abuse Unit 3: Alcohol abuse Unit 4: The cognitive approach Unit 5: The psychodynamic approach Unit 6: The person-centred approach

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

Level 4 Award in Drugs Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling

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Subjects

  • IT
  • Counselling
  • Drug Counselling
  • Alcohol Counselling

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Course programme

COURSE OVERVIEW

How is this course structured?

The Level 4 Drugs Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling course is divided into six comprehensive units:

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

Course Assessments

The Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following ABC guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.

Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by the national awarding organisation ABC Awards, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.

Course Fees

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Drugs Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling home study course is £436.25, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £349 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £87.25 and then 4 equal payments of £87.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

Online Version : £349
Paper Version : £369

Additional information

Career Prospects : Counsellor, Drug & Alcohol Worker.

Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling (Level 4)

£ 349 VAT inc.