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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Addiction

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How CBT can help clients with addictions to drug use, gambling, gaming, porn use etc.

Course Details

Participants will gain familiarity with the CBT model of Addiction and its application to the understanding and treatment of the most common addiction problems. 


Venue: Live online 1-day workshop.
Duration: 1 Day
Next Start Date: 8th August 2020
Time: 10am-5:00pm
Award: Attendance Certificate
Fees: Full Price:€100
PCI College Student:€80


Participants of this one-day workshop will learn to become more confident with applying a Cognitive Behavioural framework & CBT interventions to common addictions such as:

- Alcohol/drug addiction

- Compulsive Gambling

- Sexual Addiction/Compulsivity

- The relevance of the Internet in fuelling addictions will also be discussed, especially in relation to specifically online addictions such as Gaming Disorder and possible addiction to Social Media.


You will learn practical, client-friendly, Cognitive Behavioural tools for working with Addictions


Course Content:

  • The Variety of Addictions
  • The Nature of Addiction
  • The Cognitive Model of Addiction.
  • CBT and Addiction - Case Formulation.
  • CBT techniques: Psychoeducation; Challenging Cognitive Distortions and Negative Automatic Thoughts; Behavioural Experiments; Socratic Questioning.

Eligibility:  Qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy and students currently in professional training. Entry is by an online application form.


This is a Continuing Professional Development Workshop specifically designed for Counsellors & Psychotherapist (including Students) and other helping professionals with therapeutic experience.


If you have any questions about your eligibility, contact us at enquiries@pcicollege.ie or 01-4642268.


Eoin Stephens, Programme Leader Professional Certificate in CBTEoin Stephens, MA, MIACP, MACI:


Eoin is a leading Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Counselling/Psychotherapy lecturer, who has worked in the area for over 25 years, specialising in an Integrative Case-Formulation approach to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.


Along with private practice in Sallins and Dublin, he lectures at PCI College, where he previously held the position of College President for more than 10 years.

He is particularly known for his work in the field of behavioural addictions, and has an interest in the relationship between addictions and mental health problems such as anxiety and depression; he is a co-founder of Dual Diagnosis Ireland.


What our Students Say

"My memory of PCI is that it was one of the best experiences I have had in a learning environment. I am working as a marriage counsellor with Accord Kilkenny and I am now putting into practice what I learnt from your College. Thank you very much."
Mary Curtin - BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy Graduate

What our Students Say

"Overall it was an enjoyable day and well presented, I took what I could from the workshop and I am trying to apply it to my everyday living.”
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