This unit will enable students to explore the theological, psychological and spiritual basis of addiction and support a client wrestling with addiction.

Unit Code: DZ2220S

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Counselling

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


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

Unit sequence

This is a recommended elective unit within the Advanced Diploma in Counselling and The Bachelor of Counselling


This unit is an online supported delivery that employs group lecture interaction at the commencement of the unit, online, utilising additional instructor-led material analysis and discussion and a mid-semester group lecture tutorial. Students can engage in the group lecture through physical or technology enabled attendance.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Journal 2500 words

2500 50.0

Essay 2000 words

2000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-13 13:50:03 +1100