PSMB048 Introduction to Addiction Psychology

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Alena Olivová (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Alena Slezáčková, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Fri 9. 4. 9:00–16:40 D33, Sat 10. 4. 9:00–16:40 D33, Sun 11. 4. 9:00–16:40 D33
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 29/30, only registered: 13/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the subject is to provide informations (such as techniques or specific approaches) about the treatment of addictive diseases and direct work with clients mainly in recovery process.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to comprehend the key theoretical concepts and tools which can be used within the addictions counselling process.
  • I. Addiction: definition, symptoms, theoretical approaches; neurobiological mechanisms of addiction II. Types of addiction, treatment, forms of interventions III. Relapse and relapse prevention
    recommended literature
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  • NEŠPOR, Karel and Ladislav CSÉMY. Léčba a prevence závislostí : příručka pro praxi. 1. vyd. Praha: Psychiatrické centrum Praha, 1996. 199 s. ISBN 8085121522. info
  • NEŠPOR, Karel. Návykové chování a závislost : současné poznatky a perspektivy léčby. Vyd. 4., aktualiz. Praha: Portál, 2011. 173 s. ISBN 9788073679088. info
  • YALOM, Irvin D. and Molyn LESZCZ. Teorie a praxe skupinové psychoterapie. Translated by Hana Drábková - Martin Hajný. Vydání třetí, v Portále. Praha: Portál, 2016. 647 stran. ISBN 9788026210733. info
  • KALINA, Kamil. Klinická adiktologie. Vydání 1. Praha: Grada publishing, 2015. 696 stran. ISBN 9788024743318. info
Teaching methods
lecture, practice, active attendance (80 % minimum)
Assessment methods
Subject assessment includes 80% compulsory attendance and written essay.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022.
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