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Addiction Psychology and Counselling PgDip London South Bank University

Department of Psychology

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Addiction Psychology and Counselling PgDip: This course explores the psychological basis of generic and counselling strategies, equips students to assess psychological models of counselling approaches, and provides for a supervised professionally-oriented empirical research dissertation in the final (MSc) year; these professional aims are underpinned by a detailed study of the psychology of addiction embracing the main theories of the development of addictive behaviours, the principal approaches to counselling and treatment of addictive disorders, and training in research in the field of addictions.


Modules include: Theoretical foundations of addiction and counselling psychology; therapeutic counselling theory and practice; professional practice in addiction counselling; advanced addiction psychology; advanced theory and practice in therapeutic counselling; research methods in professional practice; research project in addiction psychology/therapy

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2 years

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Typical applicants are working within drug/alcohol or related fields, with the intellectual competence to work at postgraduate level, and demonstrable character strengths for counselling. Desirably, you would have previous training in psychology/counselling and an inclination towards research. Prospective students will need demonstrable ability to undertake work at a Masters level. For example Honours degree or professional qualifications at 2:2 level/Bachelor degree equivalent to UK 2nd Class Honours Lower Division/ Plus relevant experience indicative of a motivation to specialise in the addictions area.


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by John - February 2015

I have seen all sorts of review about LSBU and will give my honest 50 cents. I graduated from the Uni from the Masters program at the School of Communications Engineering and built environment in 2009. To be honest it was not an easy task. LSBU may be rated low . Entry might seem easy but graduating without hardwork is not possible, the reason why lots of people drop out. It's harder for international students who may need to work and study. They have all the facilities you need. If you put in the right work and time, there is so much to learn and discover at LSBU. I learnt from the likes of Prof.Larrissa Fradkin,Dr.Perry Xiao, Dr.Benznov Goran, Dr.Murkejee to mention a few. After my studies there, I got a job at Glaxo Smithkline in Stevenage that has taken me around the world and currently in Canada. If you are lazy and put no effort, you just wont graduate. If you are committed and willing, you will for sure graduate and at least with a merit. And honestly if you master your subject, there's just about no job you wont get.

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