Dublin, Ireland (PressExposure) March 26, 2012 -- The Psychology Institute is pleased to announce the launch of their Certificate Course in Addiction Psychology. This certificate course is an online foundation-level course designed for students who want to update their skills and get the latest information to help them understand and address problems related with addiction and its treatment.
"Addiction is one of the most prevalent problems in any society today and it can affect anybody regardless of age, socio-economic status, and personal circumstances," John Crimmins, CEO of The Psychology Institute, says. "This online course will give students a thorough understanding of addiction from biological causes to the effects of addiction, as well as equip them in addressing and treating addiction of any form, whether it affects a family member, friends, or a patient."
Psychology Institute's Certificate Course in Addiction Psychology will arm students with a thorough introduction of addiction and its theories, as well as in-depth discussions on the biological causes and the psychology of addiction. It also gives students full understanding of the different types of addiction such as alcoholism, substance abuse, eating disorders and behavioral addictions.
"The problem with so many people is that a lot of them think that problems with gambling or sex or too much Internet usage is not addiction. Some people think that drugs and alcohol are the only things that you can get addicted to and should seek help from," says Dr. Damian Davy, who on top of his work at the Psychology Institute, is also a Registered (Senior) Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and EAP Consultant. "This course would open people's eyes and let them see that addiction is a much more widespread problem than it really appears to be."
Developed by practicing psychology professionals, Psychology Institute's Certificate Course in Addiction Psychology can help students understand the problem of addiction and how to better help addicts in their recovery. It would also show them the best ways to treat addiction as well as make them aware of the latest issues that surround it.
This online course is perfect for professionals who are working with people struggling with addiction: prison administration professionals, youth services workers, medical and health professionals, teachers, guidance counselors and others in similar occupation. And because this course was designed so that even those without a background in psychology and addiction could easily learn concepts, theories and practical applications, it would be of tremendous help to addicts themselves or people who have family and friends who are fighting addiction.
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