Level 6 Masters 1

Substance abuse

  • Substance and Alcohol Related disorders
  • Substance use and substance induced disorders
  • Traits of the Addictive personality
  • The Disease concept of Alcoholism- Jellinek’s alcohol types and the Jellinek Curve
  • Addiction and the Brain – pleasure centers
  • Types of substances in addiction (Drug chart)
  • Codependence and the Helper.Etiology of addiction
  • DBT and CBT in Addiction Treatment.
  • Motivational Interviewing – OARS
  • The 12 Steps Explained and Interpreted Integratively.
  • Treatment Process- the 5 Step Minnesota Model
  • Humanistic Addiction Therapy (Person Centred, Gestalt, T.A Approaches)
  • Etiology of Addiction
  • PAWS
  • Relapse & its Prevention
  • Psychotropic Medicine in Detoxification & Relapse Prevention
  • Understanding Heroin, Cannabis, Cocaine & Alcohol
  • Opioid Analgesic and Benzodiazepine Addiction
  • Cigarette Cessation
  • Group Therapy for Addicts
  • Addiction and Family Therapy

Eating disorders

  • Understanding eating disorders from a dynamic perspective
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating disorder
  • Treatment of eating disorders
  • The Mother-Daughter dynamic (Marion Woodman)

Family therapy and family systems therapy

  • Strategic therapy
  • Transgenerational therapy
  • Structural theory

Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders

  • Sexual dysfunction disorders
  • Paraphilias
  • Gender Identity Disorders

Gender and sexuality – therapy

  • Models for understanding sex, gender, sexuality, and sexual orientation
  • Psychosexual work with sexual dysfunctions
  • Working with transgender and inter-sex clients

Child psychopathology

  • Feeding and eating disorders of infancy
  • Learning disorders in children
  • Mental retardation
  • Pervasive developmental disorders
  • Disruptive behaviors

Counseling with children and adolescents – therapy

  • Issues to consider for Child Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Using narrative and imagery techniques
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Art therapy with children and adolescents
  • Object relations therapy with children
  • Working with Abused Children