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Postgraduate Certificate in Addiction Counselling

MSc Addiction Counselling & Psychotherapy

Validated by Middlesex University.

This programme is designed to provide students with the skills and approaches to work effectively with addiction and gain a Masters Qualification.

 

This course is intended for Professionals currently or considering working within addiction services in professions including Counsellors/Psychotherapists, doctors, nurses, youth workers, social carers, social workers, psychologists etc. who wish to solidify and enhance their qualifications and to gain contemporary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work therapeutically with those affected by addiction.

 

The programme will explore key issues in addiction in the context of current theory and skills approaches. The course will be experiential in approach with group discussion, dyad and tryad work and skills practice.

 

Read Programme Leader Eoin Stephen's Course Blog here

Course Details

Venue: Inspire Central Office, Lombard House, 10-20 Lombard Street, Belfast, BT1 1 RD


Next Start Date:  September 2019

 

Duration:

Two years (24 months) part-time.  The course will take place at weekends (Saturday & Sunday, approx. 1 weekend per month from October to June) and the full provisional timetable will be available shortly. 


Assessment: Written and practical assignments

 

Selection Process: There are a limited number of places available (18). Selection is based on application and interview.

 

Garda Vetting: Students will be required to participate in Garda Vetting procedures in relation to programme and accreditation requirements



Award: MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY MSc ADDICTION COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

Level: Level 7 FHEQ (Comparable to Level 9 NFQ)

 

This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by PCI College;  awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University. FHEQ (Framework for Higher Education Qualification) is the UK National Framework of Qualifications.

 

If you have more questions about the course, call Maria now at 01-464 2268 or add your details to the purple Questions Box above and we'll get back to you shortly. 

Each module is 30 hours duration:

 

Year 1:

  • Theories of Addictive Behaviour: History & Current Situation
  • Generic & Specific Therapy Skills for Addiction
  • Drugs of Abuse: Biological, Psychological & Social Aspects
  • The Motivational Interviewing Approach


Year 2:

  • Behavioural Addictions: Gambling, Sex etc.
  • The CBT Approach to Working with Addiction
  • The Family Dimension in Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis: Common Mental Health Problems in Addiction
  • Case Study & Dissertation

 

Additional Course Requirements:

  • 100 hours Clinical placement / Client work
  • 25 sessions with a qualified supervisor to review client work
  • 20 hours Personal Therapy - 10 of these hours must be completed before commencing Client Work.

 

LEADING TO THE AWARD OF: Middlesex University MSc Addiction Counselling & Psychotherapy

Level: Level 7 FHEQ (Comparable to Level 9 NFQ)

 

This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by PCI College;  awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University. FHEQ (Framework for Higher Education Qualification) is the UK National Framework of Qualifications.





 

In partnership with Middlesex University

 

 

Validated by Middlesex University

 

What our Students Say

β€œIt achieved a great balance between knowledge of the topic and making this interesting and close to us... Eoin managed to make {the lecture} understandable to us with day to day examples. At the same time we felt that he was really an expert in the topic. From a HR perspective we were delighted to get so many people participating in the Q&A after the talk, as this is not the usual way our staff behaves.”
Patricia Soria, Irish Life - Tailor-Made Training

What our Students Say

β€œ....Very practical.....The course is extremely helpful, I am looking forward to doing more days so that I can really process what I have learned!”
Barbara Reid - Professional Certificate in CBT
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