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Fri 23 Sep

MSc Addiction Counselling & Psychotherapy

PCI College, Corrig House, Old Naas, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Start Date:  

24th September 2022 

Duration:  

2 Years Part Time 

Course Info:  

In an experiential and participative environment, this course offers students the opportunity to acquire key skills and theoretical knowledge to effectively engage with the addiction recovery process. 

The MSc Addiction Counselling & Psychotherapy is a comprehensive professional training course, focused on working therapeutically with people dealing with addiction. The course is validated by Middlesex University and designed to supplement trainees’ existing qualifications and is not a stand-alone counselling qualification. This course is intended for professionals currently or considering working within addiction services in professions including counsellors/psychotherapists, doctors, nurses, youth workers, social carers, social workers, psychologists etc. who wish to solidify and enhance their qualifications and to gain contemporary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work therapeutically with those affected by addiction. 

On completion of the course, students will have developed an advanced competency and proficiency working with clients presenting with addiction problems. They will more fully understand the complex and challenging nature of addiction and recovery. They will be well placed to influence attitudes and affect policy in the workplace, community and society. 

The course is designed to give learners a working understanding of the theories, process and dynamics of addiction in an ever-changing biopsychosocial context with a strong focus on effective, evidence-based approaches to treatment and counselling. It addresses the ever-pervasive influence of the internet and how it exacerbates the deleterious effects of behavioural addictions such as compulsive gambling, sexual addiction and gaming. Consideration is also given to broader mental health and dual diagnosis issues.   

How to apply:  

https://pcicollege.ie/master-addiction-counselling or via application form attached below 

Deadline for Applications:  

23rd September 2022 

Fees:  

Year 1: €4,990 (Includes all academic and administration costs and charges) 

Year 2: €4,450 

Attachments: https://pcicollege.ie/page/file_dwn/228/MSc%20Addiction%20Counselling%20&%20Psychotherapy%202022.pdf