Syllabus – Mental Health and Addictions

Syllabus – Mental Health and Addictions

Mental Health and Addictions
  • Addictions Counseling, Foundations & Knowledge
  • Understands the history, philosophy, and trends in addiction counseling.
  • Understands ethical and legal considerations specifically related to the practice of addiction counseling.
  • Knows the roles, functions, and settings of addiction counselors, as well as the relationship between addiction counselors and other mental health professionals.
  • Knows the professional organizations, competencies, preparation standards, and state credentials relevant to the practice of addiction counseling.
  • Understands a variety of models and theories of addiction related to substance use and other addictions.
  • Knows the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive substances and addictive disorders on the user and significant others.
  • Recognizes the potential for addictive disorders to mimic a variety of medical and psychological disorders and the potential for medical and psychological disorders to coexist with addiction and substance abuse.
  • Understands factors that increase the likelihood for a person, community, or group to be at risk for or resilient to psychoactive substance use disorders.
  • Understands the impact of crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events on persons with addictions.
  • Understands the operation of an emergency management system within addiction agencies in the community.
  • Recognizes the potential for substance use disorders to mimic and coexist with a variety of medical and psychological disorders.
  • Counseling, Prevention, and Intervention – C.Knowledge
  • Knows the disease concept and etiology of addiction and co-occurring disorders.
  • Diagnosis
  • Knows the impact of co-occurring substance use disorders on medical and psychological disorders.

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Certificate 3 Months- 22000/- INR & Fees for International Candidates – 450$ USD

PG DIploma One Year – 32000/- INR & Fees for International Candidates – 699$ USD

FT PG Diploma 4 Months – 36000/- INR & Fees for International Candidates – 750$ USD

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Disclaimer: This course details are for the purpose of awareness about the program and career opportunities.

The exact information on course structure may vary from this information.

Frequently Asked Questions

In India, an addiction and mental health course typically refers to a program in the field of psychology, counselling or psychiatric nursing. These could be degree or diploma courses, such as Bachelor of Psychology, Master of Social Work (Clinical Psychology) and others. Alternatively, certification programs are also available in the field. 

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Studying addiction and mental health in India offers benefits such as increased awareness and understanding of mental health issues; development of counselling skills to address addiction challenges; opportunities to contribute to community mental health initiatives, and more.

In the Indian context, an addiction therapist is often referred to as a substance abuse counsellor or rehabilitation counsellor. These professionals specialize in helping individuals overcome substance use disorders. Qualifications include an M.Phil in Clinical Psychology, Master’s in Psychology, MSW or related degrees. 

In India, a psychologist is an individual with a degree in psychology, such as a Master’s in Psychology (M.A. or M.Sc.), M.Phil in Psychology or PhD in Psychology. Psychologists in India work in various settings including hospitals, clinics, educational institutes, and private practice.

For addiction counselling in India, a Master’s in Psychology with a Postgraduate Diploma in Addiction Counselling can provide the necessary qualifications. Alternatively, a Master’s in Social Work with a specialization in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work may be considered relevant.

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