This course 'Psychology & Therapy of Addictions Certificate' is for you if you are a person who is genuinely like to help others and particularly interested in working with people with addictions.
This course includes:
Easy-to-follow lessons, 3-5 min each. You can take them on the way to work on your smartphone or listen to them at home in your spare time.
Receive Udemy certificate of completion and start working with people who want to recover from addiction. Help them to transform their living!
Work from home, as self-employed, or start your professional career with this course: your new career starts here.
The Moral Model is a very interesting model in a sense that it was not created by psychologists but rather by the society themselves. Here you will find out where and how it started.
The Psychological Model is an important one because it underpins the work of many of today's practitioners. Learn here what the psychological model represents.
The Medical / Disease Model is another important model to learn about. Here the 'addiction' is viewed more like a 'disease' rather than some sort of 'psychological disorder'.
The Socio-Cultural Model focuses not on the individual self and his/her addiction, but rather on the society and organisations that can work with 'addiction' on a much higher level than an individual practitioner.
What is 'pharmacotherapy'? Well, it's all to do with the prescribed medicine for alcohol- and drug users! Learn more about it here.
The Minnesota Model is the one that underpins the work of so many of today's rehabilitation centres for drug- and alcohol addicts. Learn about it here.
Counselling and therapy provides essential support and understanding to the person with addiction. Without several sessions of therapy, the addict can quickly relapse!
'Do no harm'... Do the addicts understand what it means? Can they understand how much harm they are doing towards themselves and their loved ones?
Treatments in today's practice vary. It depends on 'who provides them', where they are offered, and so much more.
Drug- and alcohol related legislation varies from country to country (or even state to state as in the US). Some use a very relaxed approach, whereas others are 'super-strict'. But which approach is better?
How communities can help people with addiction? Who organises 'outreach' community-based services for addicts? What is better - 'harm reduction' or a complete 'abstinence'? Learn and reflect!
Alcohol and drug education can be provided in schools or community based centres. How else do we receive education about alcohol- and drug related issues?
When a person with addiction goes to full-time work, he/she might represent many issues to the organisation and to their colleagues. How can organisation deal with this type of issues? Listen to it here.
Children of alcoholic parents suffer from many standpoints. Their psychological wellbeing is compromised and the issues can come come up well in their adulthood. What sort of issues? Learn about them here.
When a person with addiction relapses again and again, this affects his/her self-esteem and self-motivation. But what about their families? How do they get affected by all this? Learn about it here.
Al-Anon is a world-famous organisation that help families, friends and co-workers of people with addiction. Learn about Al-Anon here.
The Intervention Approach is the one that is used mainly by employers. Many people don't realised that 'anyone' can call for the interventionist approach as a help for their family member.
If you are considering becoming 'a helper', whether this would be a paid position or in a role of volunteer, here you will find out what other roles you could go for, that are related to this profession
'Helper' is a challenging but rewarding role. Do you have all what it takes to become 'a helper'?
What is 'acceptance'? Here you will find out how to master the skill of 'acceptance', especially when it comes to 'addictions'
Take the 'final quiz' and test your own knowledge (it's added to this lecture in Word document)! All the answers are below the questions. So don't cheat! :)
Hey, my name is Elmira Strange, and I am Motivational Psychologist and Certified Life Coach. I am passionate about working with students who want to become online instructors and coaches.
My previous work involved Research Psychology and Lecturing at University (UK).
The unusual bit: I was born in Northern Kazakhstan (where it's freezing cold in winter -40C), then moved to Russia, then to the United Kingdom.
The interesting bit: I had a life-saving surgery and near-death experience in 2012. The near-death experience made me realise that we are here to share our knowledge, help each other, and enjoy this life.
My interests: Psychology, Motivation
My previous experience: Whilst I was working at University (Wales, UK) as a Senior Researcher and Psychology Lecturer (prior to Udemy), my focus was on 'Researching Stress in Families of Disabled Children' where I had to learn what makes people stressed and unhappy.
Since 2006 I am working as an 'online entrepreneur' as well: writing blogs and books, and now 'teaching online' which became my true passion. In my Udemy courses I combine my extensive knowledge of 'online entrepreneurship' and my passion for 'Motivational Psychology and Coaching'.