Time: Starts, Spring 2013 - Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01-4642268 to add your name to the waiting list.
Duration: 30 hour programme over 10 weeks (no class during Easter Week)
Venue: Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
This short course is designed to introduce participants to addiction studies and looks at:
This programme will provide a basic introduction about the impact of addiction in Ireland. It will open a door for greater understanding of this complex and difficult topic. It will also review what substances look like, what is available and their effects.
We will discuss the use and abuse of various substances and explore Irish policy around drugs and alcohol. Different treatment approaches and access to treatments will be reviewed and current research on treatment effectiveness will be introduced.
Signs of substance misuse among adolescents will also be discussed. Recent policy developments and current research into treatments are also examined.
Leading to the Award of: PCI College Certificate in Addiction Studies
For those who have an interest in addiction including members of the public, volunteer workers and public servants who wish to learn about this important topic. It will also serve as an introduction to the area of addiction for practising counsellors.
Finian Fallon MIACP, Finian is a Faculty Lecturer in PCI College and is currently studying for a doctorate in psychotherapy. He holds a Masters Degree in Addiction Studies and also works in private practice.