Certificate of Advanced Training in Addiction Psychiatry
Overview of the Certificate
When you specialise in addiction psychiatry you will:
- gain clinical work experience in addiction psychiatry training posts
- further your understanding of addiction psychiatry by completing a formal education program.
Duration, study and training load
It takes at least 24 months of FTE training to complete this certificate. You have up to 6 years to complete all of the requirements.
During this time, you will complete:
- 24 months of full-time equivalent training in addiction psychiatry posts
- 2 EPAs per 6-month rotation
- case summaries
- study requirements based on your formal or self-directed learning.
Your training covers these settings and patient groups.
General hospital drug and alcohol liaison
6 months FTE training of 2-3 sessions per week (or equivalent)
Substance use disorders – specialist treatment setting
12 months FTE of 2-3 sessions per week (or equivalent)
Pharmacotherapy for opiate dependence
12 months FTE in this treatment area, of 2-3 sessions per week (or equivalent)
6 months FTE in this setting, of 1-2 sessions per week (or equivalent).
Co-existing substance use and other psychiatric comorbidity
Treat patients with this diagnosis
Gambling, internet gaming and other behavioural addictions
Treat patients experiencing this condition.
The Addiction Doctors Education Program is the recommended course for this certificate.
You can apply to complete an alternative course, or a self-directed program in consultation with your Director of Advanced Training.
Curriculum [PDF; 154 KB]
Assessments and requirements
During the certificate you will complete a range of assessments including EPAs and written case summaries. See the full list of assessments and requirements.