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
Course code: CNL12
Delivery method: Paper Based
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: ABC Awards and Certa Award Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 4
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 be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.
The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.
Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales
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.