Addictions: clinics, psychology, treatment

Gennady Starshenbaum
Psychiatrist and psychotherapist of the highest level, Candidate of Medical Sciences, professor of Psychoanalysis Institute, author of more than 20 academic and practical manuals on psychotherapy. Has been working in the crisis in-patient hospital of the National Suicidological Center, has been a leader of the Suicidology Department at Moscow Scientific-Research Institute of Psychiatry (under the auspices of the Russian Ministry of Healthcare).

Расписание занятий:

8 — 29 апреля 2013

Goal of the program:

To teach professional psychologists in the sphere of diagnosis, analyses and treatment of addiction-caused personality disorders. To show the modern understanding of the dependence syndrome, its diagnosis, reasons and corrections.

Upon completion of this course you will:

  • Learn the modern theoretical concepts of the dependence phenomenon
  • Acquire the knowledge on the main types of dependence syndrome (taking into account personal characteristic features, gender and age)
  • Be able to diagnose the addiction-caused disorder on the early stages
  • Learn the analyses methods of motivation structure for different forms of addictive behavior
  • Acquire the practical skills of treating the dependence syndrome

Categories of listeners:

Psychology faculties’ students, psychologists, teachers, coaches and community development workers .

Listeners are required to have:

Certificate of higher or professional degree.

Course format and tuition fee:

  • Full-time, Part-time with the distance learning methods
  • Tuition fee — 14 900 rubles.

Duration of the course:

  • 72 academic hours

Program of the course:

  • General issues of addictology
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Drug addiction. Chemical addiction among the teenagers
  • Food addiction
  • Co-dependence
  • Erotic dependence
  • Pathologic attraction and predominant pursuits
  • Addiction to self-destruction and crisis therapy


Course certificate by Moscow School of Brain and Cognitive Science.