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LP10557: Treatment and counselling approaches and models of recovery

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health (administered by the Learning Partnerships Office)
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year at Action on Addiction
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 30%, ES 70%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Essay (1750 words) (ES 70%)
  • Report (750 words) (CW 30%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The main aims of this unit are to develop an understanding of historically important as well as current models of intensive psychosocial treatment, present an overview of current counselling models and interventions and explore the emerging Recovery Movement, its origins, potential and challenges.

Learning Outcomes:
Having completed this unit, students will be able to:
* Describe the main current treatment and counselling modalities used with people with drug or alcohol problems;
* Understand the recovery paradigm as contrasted with the traditional treatment paradigm;
* Understand emerging definitions and models of recovery;
* Evaluate the principles of, evidence for and range and availability of mutual aid groups.

Intellectual Skills
* analysing how theoretical concepts can be applied to the clinical setting [T/A]
* contrasting two paradigms of intervention [T/A]
Professional/Practical Skills
* Understanding of a range of treatment and counselling interventions [T/A]
* Ability to make appropriate referrals to mutual aid groups [T]
Key Skills
* essay research, preparation and writing [T/A]
* the use of IT to communicate and manage information [F].

This unit is concerned with:
* Models of Residential and Intensive Day Rehabilitation: Minnesota Model and Therapeutic Community.
* Models of Psychosocial Intervention: Overview of Motivational, Cognitive-Behavioural and Family Systems interventions and treatment settings.
* The Recovery Movement: the emergence of community recovery and the Recovery Management paradigm.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

LP10557 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Programmes administered by the Learning Partnerships Office
  • UHHL-KFF09 : FdSc Addictions Counselling (Full-time at Action on Addiction)