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LP20623: The 12 step programme

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: 3      [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year at Action on Addiction
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: PF 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Portfolio 1500 words (100%) (PF 100%)
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:
This unit will review the history, development and availability of 12 Step and other self-help groups and assess the evidence concerning their effectiveness in maintaining recovery. It will enable students to explore and develop skills needed to help clients access and benefit from this resource.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this unit, students will be able to:
* Describe the history of 12 Step approaches in treatment, level of provision of AA and NA, and basic principles of 12 Step recovery.
* Evaluate potential benefits and limitations of involvement in 12 Step recovery, using research evidence.
* Assess clients' level of fit to 12 Step philosophy and identify possible blocks, problems or hazards re affiliation.

Intellectual Skills
* Analysing how theoretical concepts and research findings can be applied to the clinical setting [T/A]
Professional/Practical Skills
* The use of appropriate counselling/assessment skills for this client group [T/A]
Key Skills
* Transfer knowledge and skills across different settings [T/F]
* Portfolio research, preparation and writing.[T]

This unit is concerned with:
* the history, development, availability and referral to 12 Step groups
* 12 Step recovery as a resource, the research evidence, factors influencing retention and success
* Helping clients explore the 12 Step approach.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

LP20623 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

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