Certification in Addiction Therapy International Psychology Center
Price: MYR 4,800

Course details

This coursewill examine both substance abuse and behavioral compulsions, including alcohol and other drugs, smoking, compulsive gambling, eating disorders, and sexual addictions. There will also be a focus on diversity in addicted populations, the business of drugs, and prevention.

What is included in the AddictionTherapy

  • Lecture
  • Tutorial
  • Clinical supervision
  • Case review & assessment

Training Topics

Overview of the Addictions Field
Theories / Models of Addiction

  • Introduction to Service-Learning Options
  • Definitions and Epidemiology of Substance Use, Abuse, and Disorder
  • The Etiology of Addiction (Begin abstinence / acquisition project)

Disease Model of Alcoholism
Biological and Genetic Factors in Addictions

  • The brain biology and drug abuse and addiction
  • The physiological and behavioral consequences of alcohol / drug abuse

Service-Learning / At Risk Youth

  • Screening, diagnosis, assessment and referral
  • Ambivalence: The dilemma of change
  • Facilitating change


  • Treatment-System of care
  • Change and resistance: Opposite side of the coin
  • Building Motivation for change

Compulsive Gambling
Eating Disorders
Media and societal influences on addiction
Sexual addiction
Family Systems

  • Family systems and chemical dependency

Gender issues in addiction

  • Gender and drugs: Fact, fiction and unanswered questions

Sexual Orientation and Addictions
Substance abuse treatment with sexual minorities
Fetal alcohol Syndrome
Age and addiction

  • Treating chemically dependent youth
  • Alcohol and drug use among elders

Dual diagnosis
Regulation of drugs
Professional Issues / Ethics in Addictions

  • Chemical dependency: Current issues and future prospects.

Course Layout

  • We use the mastery system of education. Besides lecturing, this course provides clinical experience such as: research, case study, group clinical supervision, reflections,discussions & presentation. Assessment includes case study oral and written presentations, group participation, research paper and assignments.
  • The topics mentioned above are taught within 3 months. During this period, students will also be given clinical case assignments and presentations to do. Our course is structured as 2 intensive workshop with 6 group clinical supervision & oral / written case presentation for the assessment. Fulfilling the attendance and passing the criteria given will lead to towards the licensed practitioner membership of Adult Psychotherapy, Geriatric Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Couple Therapy, Child Therapy, Art Therapy and/or Expressive Therapy Divisions of Malaysia Association of Psychotherapy.

Below are the equipments used:

  • Psychometric instruments
  • Subliminal recordings cds
  • PsychoAromatherapy essential oil blends and pots
  • Insomnia laboratory diagnostic testing kits
  • Insomnia psychonutrtional medicine
  • Reference books and journals
  • Journaling and art therapeutic materials
  • Audio Resources
  • White board
  • Notes/ books

Course Location

About International Psychology Center

Our team of professional psychologists and counselors have been accredited practitioner licenses after having met the highest standards of qualifications set by various key professional bodies in Malaysia. This includes The Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy, The Malaysian Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Association, The Malaysian Society for Complementary Medicine, The National Board of Professional and Ethical Standards Hypnosis Education & Certification. 

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