PSYE415 Психология на зависимостите


The course presents up-to-date research and scientific knowledge of the main biological, social and psychological theories of the development of addictive behavior (drug use, gambling, sex addiction, internet addiction, etc.). The main approaches for prevention and evidence based treatment. Students are introduced to the psychological basis of addictive behavior, the place of psychological counseling when working with different age and social groups, as well as patients with psychiatric comorbidity.

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Психология (на английски език)


доц. Никола Атанасов  д-р
 Мален Маленов  
гл. ас. Светослав Савов  д-р

Описание на курса:


* The variety of addictive disorders

* Assessment and psychoadiagnosis of substance abuse and addiction

* Psychopharmacology of addictive substances

* Theories of addiction development - biological, social and psyhological

* Treatment interventions

* Research in the field of addictions
Предварителни изисквания:
Personality Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

  1. Introduction: Overview of addiction
  2. Brain activity, drugs, psychopharmacology
  3. Opiate Use
  4. Alcoholism
  5. Cocaine addiction
  6. Marijuana
  7. Models of treatment
  8. Psychiatric Comorbidity
  9. Assessment
  10. Psychodynamics of Addictions
  11. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  12. Group Therapy
  13. Motivational Interviewing
  14. Psychodynamic Therapy
  15. Directions for research

Литература по темите:


1. Blume, A. (2005). Treating Drug Problems. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

2. Fisher, G. & Roget, N. (Eds.) (2009) Encyclopedia of substance abuse, prevention, treatment & recovery. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage

3. Ghodse, H., Herrman, H. & Maj, M. & Sartorius, N. (Eds.) (2011). Substance abuse disorders: evidence and experience. West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons

4. Straussner, S. L. A. (Ed.) (2004). Clinical work with substance-abusing clients, 2nd ed. New York: The Guilford Press

5. Thombs, D. (2006). Introduction to addictive behaviors. New York: The Guilford Press


1. American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (5th ed). Washington DC: APA

2. Bateman, A. & Fonagy, P. (2004) Psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder. Mentalization Based Treatment. New York: Oxford University Press

3. NIDA (2010). Research Report Series: Comоrbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Illnesses. Rockville, Maryland

4. Savov, S. & Atanassov, N. (2013). ‘Deficits of affect mentalization in patients with drug addiction: theoretical and clinical aspects’. ISRN Addiction, Article ID 250751, 6 pages, doi:10.1155/2013/250751

5. Todorov, O. (2009). ‘Psychotherapeutic experiences with methadone maintained patients in the framework of multidisciplinary clinical institution’. Heroin Addiction & Related Clinical Problems, 11(1): 35-40

6. World Health Organization (WHO) (2010). International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), 10th revision

Средства за оценяване:

Test 1, Test 2