ICHAS (Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences)M.A. in Addiction Recovery

M.A. in Addiction Recovery

Dublin, Limerick, Nationwide
€ 7,800
1 Year Full time/ 2 Years Part Time
Flexible Learning, Part Time and Evening

Course description

The programme is being offered from September 2023 and is designed for graduates who wish to enhance their own professional skills and capacity and contribute to the wider community of addiction services through evidence-based knowledge and research. This programme enables learners to develop expertise in Addiction Recovery principles and practice. It is designed for graduates in health and human sciences and in particular graduates of counselling and psychotherapy related programmes as well as disciplines such as, nursing, social care, social work, psychology and programmes in cognate areas who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of the human condition and the contribution of theoretical and applied perspectives at advanced level to addiction recovery.

Course Delivery

This course is available on a Full-Time basis where students complete their studies over three academic semesters or can be taken over two years or on a Part Time basis where student complete their studies over 5 academic semesters.

This course is taught using a combination of classroom/skills based learning and blended learning technologies for theoretic elements of engagement. It thus allows the learner to access classes in person or online to allow for a better work/life/study balance. Please note that on Blended Learning Delivery modes, lectures occur 1 evening a week from 6pm-9pm and on approximately eight Saturdays, 9:30am-4:30pm in the academic year (Sept-May).  Learner attendance is required for skills-based modules.

Course Content

  • Understanding Addiction
  • Skills & Competencies in Addiction Counselling
  • Contemporary Evidence Based Interventions in Addiction Recovery
  • Research Methodologies & Design
  • Community Reinforcement Approach & Family Aspects of Addiction
  • Comorbidity & Trauma Informed Care
  • The Recovery Model in Addiction
  • Elective
  • Dissertation

Learners on the MA in Addiction Recovery are required to complete 90ECTS (as outlined above) over one academic year (Full Time) or two academic years (Part Time) and are required to take one elective module from the list above. For more details on module content please visit www.ichas.ie .

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