FdSc Addictions Counselling

FdSc Addictions Counselling

About the course

Study skills

Alcohol and drug problems and societal responses

Treatment and counselling approaches and models of recovery

Counselling skills in an addictions context

Diversity issues in addictions treatment

Introduction to assessment

Introduction to treatment planning

Interpersonal group therapy

Personal and professional development 1

Motivational interviewing

Personal and professional development 2

Research project

Harm reduction approaches

The 12 step programme

Cognitive therapy and substance misuse

Understanding the research literature

Preparing a small scale research project

Working with the family and significant others

Relapse prevention

Dual diagnosis and complex needs

If you complete the two-year foundation degree to the required academic standard, you may be invited to study for a BSc (Hons) one year full-time degree in Year 3.

Research methods


Motivational interviewing and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for addictions – theory, models and research

Developing motivational interviewing

Work-based research project

Developing cognitive-behavioural counselling

Meeting stakeholder and quality requirements

Managing performance

Developing group leadership

World-leading university

University of Bath

This course is accredited by the University of Bath. Students will be enrolled as a University of Bath student with access to the university's facilities, including its library, students' union and world-class sports facilities. Students will graduate with a University of Bath degree.

A transformative experience

The student experience

Our student population is a very diverse community, united by a shared passion for developing the highest levels of expertise, and learning more about, and standing up against, the complex and life-stopping condition of addiction.

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How to apply

Applications for the degree programme must be submitted via UCAS by the closing date of 30 June prior to enrolment in September.

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