This course is available in Paper format.
Drug, Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling Level 4 is a good course for anyone interested in helping people with addiction problems. Whether you’ve suffered with these problems yourself, or know someone who has been affected by them and would like to learn more about ways to support people like them, then this course might be for you.
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Drug, Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling Level 4
Course code: CNL12
Delivery method: Paper Based
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certificate of Achievement
This course is designed to allow students to:
- Study theories of dependence and counselling ethics.
- Develop your knowledge of the various counselling approaches, such as cognitive behavioural therapy.
- Increase your understanding of psychology and real-life counselling techniques.
- Learn how to help people using the best of your counselling knowledge and skills.
As a level 4 course, the level of study required is reasonably high, but would still be suitable for people with no prior experience of counselling. The course is aimed at developing learners understanding of the subject, with a view to preparing for further study or training, or as a piece of CPD (Continuing Professional Development).
Unit 1: The counselling relationship and basis for addictive behaviour
- Exploring substance misuse
- Review of counselling skills and theory
- Psychodynamic approach
- Behavioural and cognitive approach
- Humanist approach
- What is dependence?
- Theory specific to substance dependence
- The counselling relationship: ethical considerations
Unit 2: Substance abuse
- Classification and effects of psychoactive drugs
- Some background physiology
- Working with substance misusers
- Assessment and approach
- Basic assessment criteria
- Initial session suggestions
Unit 3: Alcohol abuse
- Introduction and discussion
- Models and approaches
- Pathological components of alcohol misuse
- Working with people who have alcohol related problems
- The twelve step approach
- Specific issues
- Counselling tools
Unit 4: The cognitive approach
- Theoretical perspectives
- Pavlov and Skinner
- Behaviour and learning review
- Case formulation
- Role reversal
- Problem-solving skills
- Behavioural tasks
- Ending the CBT programme
Unit 5: The psychodynamic approach
- Theoretical perspectives
- Karl Jung
- Object relations and ego psychology
- The psychodynamic model in substance and abuse counselling contexts
- Brief psychodynamic therapy
Unit 6: The person-centred approach
- Rogers and the person-centred approach
- Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
- The existentialist approach
- Case studies
- Discussion about the person centred approach
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
Paper Based Version
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.