The Certificate in Gambling Addiction is a 10 credit, level 8 special purpose award involving a single module (Recognising and Responding to Problem Gambling: Contemporary Approaches) delivered over one semester (12 weeks) using a blended learning approach (online and face-to-face). The programme is a collaborative development between Munster Technological University and Cuan Mhuire/Galilee House of Studies.
The aim of the programme is to provide the foundational understanding of the lived experience of gambling addiction in contemporary Ireland. It provides participants with the foundational knowledge necessary to develop a therapeutic understanding of gambling addiction, including both theoretical insights and clinical perspectives. The programme is designed to be inclusive of diverse healthcare professionals involved in the provision of care and treatment of individuals with problem gambling addiction, either directly or indirectly.
The programme is delivered using a blended learning approach to facilitate interested counsellors, and health and social care professionals living nationally to engage in this unique and specialist programme. The programme is structured in a manner that will allow practitioners to engage in continued professional development at their own pace that is flexible around their work schedule. The programme involves a combination of directed study material, including recorded lectures and webinars facilitated by national and international experts in the area of problem gambling, and live online or on campus face to face workshops.