Singapore University of Social Sciences

Theories and Practice in Addiction Counselling

Theories and Practice in Addiction Counselling (COU557)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


Synopsis

This course is designed to promote knowledge and understanding of the core functions and competencies of the addiction counsellor. Students will be exposed to the varied aspects and challenges involved in the assessment and treatment process of addiction. This course will also look at the professional and ethical issues unique to the field of addiction counselling.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • The 12 Core Functions of the Addiction Counsellor
  • The Nature of Addiction
  • Case Management
  • Counselling Skills for the Addiction Counsellor
  • Problem Gambling
  • Professional Responsibilities & Ethics
  • Co-occurring Disorders

Learning Outcome

  • Examine the bio-psycho-social predispositions and psychological factors implicated in addiction and recovery
  • Debate current and emergent professional concerns in the field on various behavioural and substance addictions and related counselling
  • Assemble an overview of the core competencies, roles and tasks of addiction counsellors
  • Assess substance and behavioural addictions according to current international classification and debates
  • Design appropriate treatment plans for clients and their families in local contexts
  • Evaluate the impact of various interventions for addiction counselling
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