Alcohol, Drugs and Addictions

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Alcohol, Drugs and Addictions

Level: 7
Credits: 15
Class contact hours: 42
Self-directed hours: 108
Total learning hours: 150
Duration: Semester Two ( July to November 2022)
Classes: 7 sessions on Mondays (8:45am to 3:30pm)
Tentative dates: 25 July | 8 and 22 August | 5 and 19 September | 17 October | 14 November (subject to changes)
Last day to enrol: 30 June

Available Campuses: Christchurch

Present key theories, research, and clinical practices related to alcohol and drug problems and addictions in Aotearoa and integrate these into counselling practice.

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Evaluate patterns of alcohol, drug, and behavioural addictions in
    Aotearoa, accounting for the influence and impact of cultural dimensions.
  • Discuss theories, models, concepts and research which informs the
    causes and the presentation of addiction and the processes of change.
  • Account for the differences in clients related to ethnicity, gender,
    and age and consider spiritual issues, in the presentation and
    addressing of addictions.
  • Apply concepts of assessment with clients presenting with alcohol and drug and behavioural addictions identifying when referral is required and what community resources are available
  • Competently demonstrate interventions to address alcohol and drug issues and addiction and integrate these into a counselling context.

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Domestic Fees
$762.00 (AC) | $600.00 (PD)

Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you enquire or apply.

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