This unit of study is an advanced unit designed to develop students’ knowledge when working with addictive behaviours. The unit builds on the foundation units in the first year of the Master of Counselling (APT6016, APT6017 to further develop students’ knowledge of working with addictions. The unit will assist students to work effectively with a range of addictive behaviours, including alcohol and other drugs, gambling and internet addiction. The unit will assist students to develop skills in assessment related to addictive behaviours and relevant treatment modalities when working with this population. The unit will utilise a range of teaching methods, including didactic instruction, in class activities, counselling role play and demonstration. It is anticipated that successful completion of the unit will enable students the skills to work effectively with clients presenting with addictive/substance use disorders.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Selected readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):