Approaches to Addictive Behaviour Certificate - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course will be of interest to those working or intending to work with addictions and those who may be in touch with substance misuse problems. The course will be of particular interest to counsellors, nurses, police officers, probation, social workers, and youth workers.

Learners will be introduced to the major theoretical models of addiction. Understand how to manage the helping interactions with people with substance misuse. Understand the range of skills and strategies to build, maintain and end a helping relationship in this context. Learners will also be introduced to the law and ethical practice relating to this field, as well as an understanding of the process involved in the change from addiction to recovery.

The tutors delivering this training are members or accredited members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and are practicing counsellors.

This award is designed with reference to BACP Core Curriculum and linked to NHS Knowledge and Skills Frameworks and Skills for Health Psychological Therapies standards.

Assessment Methods

This course is assessed with a reflective journal and an essay plus a practical role play.

Progression Options

Options of progression from this course are to continue further studies in counselling and candidates may be able to gather evidence for Level 4/5 counselling units.

Course Summary

Course Title Approaches to Addictive Behaviour Certificate
Entry Requirements

Level 2/3 qualification in counselling or other relevant experience.

A commitment to learning and a willingness to contribute to group discussion and exercises.

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

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