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Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling

Overview

Addiction to alcohol and drugs is a widespread illness made even more serious because it is so often concealed.

About Our Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Course

This substance abuse counselling course sets out in simple form the essentials for understanding alcohol and drug problems in order to make individual assessments, give appropriate help within one’s own competence and to make referrals to the relevant agencies where necessary. The course aims to enable the student to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to help the suffering individual and their family members into recovery.

What Could I Do After Taking This Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Course?

Work as a substance misuse worker. Substance misuse professionals work in a wide variety of roles, including drugs testing, assessments, care planning, education, advice, guidance and support and psychological interventions. You could work in health and social care settings in the government, private, charitable or voluntary sectors, earning a starting salary of around £20,000*/year.

Study for a foundation degree. If you wish to attend university and obtain a degree, you may be able to study for a drug and alcohol counselling foundation degree.

Build your career. If you wish to further build your career in substance abuse counselling, you could continue your training and education to become an addictions psychotherapist working for a health agency, in social services, hospitals, special clinics, or in private practice.

*Source: ahealthcareer.co.uk, Oct. 2012

Modules

Introduction

The qualities needed to counsel others in the therapeutic setting. The first part of the course will concentrate on drugs, addiction, counselling and the rehabilitation process. Towards the end of the course we will cover this in relation to alcohol addiction, counselling and the treatment process.

Assignment one:

The emotional factors in dependency and addiction

Getting the basic data from the client.

Assignment two:

Basic Counselling Skills

Basic Interview Skills

Assignment three:

The counselling relationship

Motivational skills

Assignment four:

Counselling the addicted

Drugs and the Law

Assignment five:

Comprehensive information on drugs

Recognition

Identity

Effects

Assignment six:

Continuation of information on drugs

Glue, gases and aerosols

Anabolic Steroids

Assignment seven:

Coping with cravings

Coping with boredom

Warning signs of a relapse

Planning a change

Assignment eight:

Detoxication and rehabilitation of the user

Assignment nine:

What you should now about addiction to alcohol

Effects of alcohol to the body

Effects of alcohol to the family

Assignment ten:

Conducting the diagnostic interview

Assignment eleven:

Counsellors assessment and diagnosis of the problem

Assignment twelve:

Creating a treatment plan in relation to alcoholism

Assignment thirteen:

Treating the individual

Assignment fourteen:

Patient/Client programmes

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course students can apply for membership to 'Counselling' - a registered charity - and they will be able to use the initials 'CCC Reg.' after their names. (See website: http://www.counselling.ltd.uk)

Danos

This course has been mapped to the DANOS standards and can be found on the DANOS Learning Resources Database. It helps people develop their knowledge, skills and competence in the following DANOS units:

AA1, AA2, AA5, AB1, AB2, AB4, AB5, AB6, AB8, AB10, AC3, AD1, AE1, AF1, AF2, AF3, AH7, AI1, AI2, AI3, AJ1, AJ2


On completion of this course students can apply for membership to the Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches (SHTC), a professional body who are dedicated to recognised standards of qualification and practice - students will also be able to use the initials 'SHTC' after their names.

For more information please visit the SHTC website at www.societytherapistscoaches.com

Practical Training

Optional practical training is run through the SHTC and is available upon request for this course.

Practical training is not required in order to complete the course. Students will receive both the College Diploma and the ASET Award even if they do not complete the optional practical training.

For more information, please click here.

Addiction to alcohol and drugs is a widespread illness made even more serious because it is so often concealed.

About Our Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Course

This substance abuse counselling course sets out in simple form the essentials for understanding alcohol and drug problems in order to make individual assessments, give appropriate help within one’s own competence and to make referrals to the relevant agencies where necessary. The course aims to enable the student to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to help the suffering individual and their family members into recovery.

What Could I Do After Taking This Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Course?

Work as a substance misuse worker. Substance misuse professionals work in a wide variety of roles, including drugs testing, assessments, care planning, education, advice, guidance and support and psychological interventions. You could work in health and social care settings in the government, private, charitable or voluntary sectors, earning a starting salary of around £20,000*/year.

Study for a foundation degree. If you wish to attend university and obtain a degree, you may be able to study for a drug and alcohol counselling foundation degree.

Build your career. If you wish to further build your career in substance abuse counselling, you could continue your training and education to become an addictions psychotherapist working for a health agency, in social services, hospitals, special clinics, or in private practice.

*Source: ahealthcareer.co.uk, Oct. 2012

Modules

Introduction

The qualities needed to counsel others in the therapeutic setting. The first part of the course will concentrate on drugs, addiction, counselling and the rehabilitation process. Towards the end of the course we will cover this in relation to alcohol addiction, counselling and the treatment process.

Assignment one:

The emotional factors in dependency and addiction

Getting the basic data from the client.

Assignment two:

Basic Counselling Skills

Basic Interview Skills

Assignment three:

The counselling relationship

Motivational skills

Assignment four:

Counselling the addicted

Drugs and the Law

Assignment five:

Comprehensive information on drugs

Recognition

Identity

Effects

Assignment six:

Continuation of information on drugs

Glue, gases and aerosols

Anabolic Steroids

Assignment seven:

Coping with cravings

Coping with boredom

Warning signs of a relapse

Planning a change

Assignment eight:

Detoxication and rehabilitation of the user

Assignment nine:

What you should now about addiction to alcohol

Effects of alcohol to the body

Effects of alcohol to the family

Assignment ten:

Conducting the diagnostic interview

Assignment eleven:

Counsellors assessment and diagnosis of the problem

Assignment twelve:

Creating a treatment plan in relation to alcoholism

Assignment thirteen:

Treating the individual

Assignment fourteen:

Patient/Client programmes

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course students can apply for membership to 'Counselling' - a registered charity - and they will be able to use the initials 'CCC Reg.' after their names. (See website: http://www.counselling.ltd.uk)

Danos

This course has been mapped to the DANOS standards and can be found on the DANOS Learning Resources Database. It helps people develop their knowledge, skills and competence in the following DANOS units:

AA1, AA2, AA5, AB1, AB2, AB4, AB5, AB6, AB8, AB10, AC3, AD1, AE1, AF1, AF2, AF3, AH7, AI1, AI2, AI3, AJ1, AJ2


On completion of this course students can apply for membership to the Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches (SHTC), a professional body who are dedicated to recognised standards of qualification and practice - students will also be able to use the initials 'SHTC' after their names.

For more information please visit the SHTC website at www.societytherapistscoaches.com

Practical Training

Optional practical training is run through the SHTC and is available upon request for this course.

Practical training is not required in order to complete the course. Students will receive both the College Diploma and the ASET Award even if they do not complete the optional practical training.

For more information, please click here.

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