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Professional Diploma in Addiction Counselling (2 modules credit rated independently at SCQF Level 8 Equivalent to Ofqual Level 5)

Addiction counselling is one of the fastest growing counselling services in the UK.  This is your opportunity to gain a qualification that will enhance your career and counselling practice. You will be able to add ‘Addiction Counselling’ to your CV and/or counselling practice.


Course Details

Course Number: CR3501
Course Fee: £599.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £89.00 (0% APR), followed by 6 monthly payments of £85.00
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Course Info
This Diploma course has two modules:

    Module 1: Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CR100)
    Module 2:  Certificate in Addiction Counselling (SCQF credit rated) (CR350)

Module 1 will give you a solid foundation to build your addiction counselling studies on.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on the premise that our interpretation of an event is crucial in determining how we feel and react.  Where beliefs and thought patterns are negative or unrealistic, a variety of problems may occur leading to possible emotional disorders. CBT aims to alleviate emotional distress. CBT has proved to be very effective in treating clients who have addiction issues.

Module 2—Addiction Counselling:

  1. The nature of addictions.
  2. Drug & alcohol addiction.
  3. Gambling addiction.
  4. Food and spending addictions.
  5. Sexual addiction.
  6. Internet Addiction.
  7. Using CBT to treat addictions.
  8. CBT in action - case studies.
  9. Addiction counselling.
  10. Addiction referral networks and resources.

The diploma course includes current research, lists of textbooks and websites.  Dynamic graphics and photos fully illustrate the advanced skills used in addiction counselling.

Materials supplied with this course
20 Lessons and 8 tutor marked assignments are supplied in PDF and Word format, supplemented with suggested background reading.

Linkages to other courses
Diploma in Addiction Counselling Course 3500 is non-credit rated and therefore although covering similar issues does not have the same academic rigour to the on-going assessment. It may be more suitable for a student who already has a degree.

This course is accredited by the ACCPH. The ACCPH are an independent professional body and register.

Credit Rated or CPD

The Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy module and the Certificate in Addiction Counselling are each independently credit rated by the SCQF. Each module carries 20 credit points at SCQF level 8 (2nd year BA/BSc). These credit points may be used towards gaining a degree in a similar topic. 

Cost - £599.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £89.00,
followed by 6 monthly payments of £85.00

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