Singapore University of Social Sciences

Addiction Intervention II: Behavioural Addictions

Addiction Intervention II: Behavioural Addictions (SWK557)

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


Addiction II: Behavioural Addictions covers various behavioural addictions like gambling, internet and sex addiction. The course is presented in a bio-psychosocial perspective with comprehensive coverage of the three core areas of biology, psychology and social aspects of behavioural addictions. The theoretical framework utilised are predominantly strength based and behavioural coping for social change.

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


  • Behavioural addictions
  • Factors contributing to behavioural addictions
  • Major types of gambling behaviour
  • Internet addiction
  • Sex addiction
  • Eating disorders

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise the various types of behavioural addictions.
  • Evaluate the psychopathology of behavioural addictions.
  • Compare the similarities and differences between the various behavioural and substance addictions.
  • Analyse the ethical implications in treatment.
  • Formulate treatment for each type of behaviour addictions at the basic level.
  • Discuss assessment for each type of behavioural addiction.
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