This unit will enable students to explore the theological, psychological and spiritual basis of addiction and support a client wrestling with addiction.
Offered: Refer to Counselling Timetable
Undergraduate: Level 2 and 3
Discipline: DZ Professional Counselling
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical concepts and terminology associated with addiction;
- Analyse the clinical features of addiction, the addiction cycle and co-occurring disorders;
- Consider spirituality and addiction particular with respect to sin, pornography and idolatry;
- Support a client in using psychological, behavioural and spiritual resources to deal with addiction;
- (Level 3) Demonstrate an understating of pharmacology and neurobiology with respect to addiction.
Journal (2500 words) 50%
Essay (Level 2: 2000 words, Level 3: 2500 words) 50%
Clinton, T. E. (2013). The quick-reference guide to addictions and recovery counseling : 40 topics, spiritual insights, and easy-to-use action steps. Baker Books.
Doweiko, H. E., & Evans, A. L. (2014). Concepts of chemical dependency (9th ed.). Cengage Learning.
Herie, M. & Skinner, W. J. Eds. (2015). Fundamentals of addiction: A practical guide for Counsellors. 4th ed. CAMH.
Jantz, G. L. (2018). Healing the scars of addiction : reclaiming your life and moving into a healthy future. Revell.
May, G. G. (2006). Addiction and grace : love and spirituality in the healing of addictions. HarperOne.
Shaw, M. E. (2008). The heart of addiction : a biblical perspective. Focus.
Struthers, W. M. (2009). Wired for Intimacy. How Pornography hijacks the male brain. IVP Books. Illinois
Welch, E. T. (2001). Addictions : a banquet in the grave : finding hope in the power of the Gospel. P & R Pub.