The objectives of this module are to provide Counsellors with knowledge of how to assess symptoms of other mental health problems in clients, by introducing them to abnormal psychology and dual diagnosis issues; to enable them to know the limits of their competencies and when to refer for specialised treatment, by defining where the boundaries and limits of addiction counselling interface with psychiatry and medical approaches.
Duration: 30 Hour Programme
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Students will be helped to familiarise themselves with the DSM-IV, and with treatment strategies employed in psychiatric settings. Indications and contraindications for counselling patients/clients with mental health problems, and who may be on prescribed drug regimes are discussed. The module will also help define and discuss neuroses, psychoses and phobias, eating and drinking disorders, schizophrenia and delusions.
Qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy or other helping professionals with therapeutic experience. Students currently in training will be considered, on the understanding that the Certificate qualification cannot be used until they have qualified.Entry is by application form.