Trauma Institute

Addiction and Trauma Short Course

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Availability: Flexible online delivery – work at your own pace
Duration: 2 months
Investment: $330.00
Addictions and Psychological Trauma: Implications for Counselling Strategies; Therapist Self-Care: Being a Healing Counsellor Rather Than a Wounded Healer
There are pros and cons of conceptualizing self-harming behaviour as an addiction. Substance abuse can be viewed as a type of self-harming behaviour that is often associated with people who suffer from trauma. Students are encouraged to attend an open (public) meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous to and view their experience from the point of view of the trauma survivor. They are asked to consider what might be the potential benefits and risks to clients who are trauma survivors of attending a twelve-step recovery support group such as AA.
Students are also prepared to discuss how self-care is associated with potential burn out and how they attend to their own self-care. By the end of this topic, students are able to develop a treatment plan, decide upon a course-of-action and what interventions to use.
Learning Outcomes
Entry Requirements:
The ideal applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. However, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions such as work experience, the Trauma Institute may admit others who can show evidence of suitability for candidature.
Intake dates:
Every 1st Monday of each month.
Please note, there is no new intake course during December and January.
*You must enrol in a term within a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the elected term date. Late and cancellation fees may occur if failure to do so. Your application/enrolment approval can take up to 4 weeks.