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DCP Faculty of Addictions

The primary purpose of the DCP Faculty for Addictions is to develop and foster effective psychological services and practise for people with addictions.

It aims to raise awareness of psychological issues in addiction, facilitates communication and support among psychologists and other professionals working in this field and promotes psychological research which enhances the lives of people affected by addictions.

Benefits of belonging to the Faculty of Addictions include an active discussion list and at least two CPD days each year.

The aims of the faculty are to:

  • Act as a source of expertise to the DCP on matters relating to Addiction
  • Advise and influence relevant organisations and policy about the psychology of people affected by Addiction issues.
  • Facilitate communication and support among psychologists and other professionals working in this field
  • Liaise with other professional bodies with similar professional interests
  • Promote psychological research which enhances the lives of people affected by Addictions
  • Provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of issues, experiences and findings in Addiction work
  • Raise awareness of psychological issues in Addiction
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