PHARM 7518EX - Treatment of Addiction: Psychosocial Interventions
|Restriction:||Available for non-Award study after consultation with Program Director (students need to enrol at VCU and meet GradCert in International Addiction Studies entry criteria)|
|Available for Study Abroad and Exchange:||No|
|Available for Non-Award Study:||Yes|
|Assessment:||Assignment, discussion board participation and exam|
This course/module is designed to explore the scientific basis and treatment of substance misuse from a psychological perspective germane to the management of drug, alcohol and nicotine dependence. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate the principles of different theoretical approaches underlying psychological assessment and evidence-based practice. During this course/module students will develop a critical awareness of the current literature related to psychological theories of addiction. Students will examine the use and comparative efficacy of different psychological therapies in clinical practice including brief interventions, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing /MET. Other interventions (case management, group work, self help, integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders etc) will also be examined along side the evidence base for Relapse Prevention, Contingency Management and Therapeutic Communities. Students will also have the opportunity to explore psychological approaches used with specialist populations such as young people and adolescents.
Study Abroad student tuition fees are available here
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* This course is not normally offered to international students studying within Australia.
Course OutlineA Course Outline which includes Learning Outcomes, Learning Resources, Learning & Teaching for this course may be accessed here
|Term||Last Day to Add Online||Census Date||Last Day to WNF||Last Day to WF|
|Trimester 3||Mon 20/09/2021||Wed 22/09/2021||Fri 29/10/2021||Wed 24/11/2021|
|Enrolment Class: Independent Study|
|36122||01EX||45||34||This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.|