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Introduction
Alcoholism and drug abuse are specialized problems that need to be addressed by personnel with specialized knowledge.  Specifically, these problems call for experts trained in management, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and aftercare of drug abuse programs. Universiti Malaysia Sabah offers Master of  Counseling Psychology (Drug Abuse) and  Postgraduate Diploma in Drug Abuse in response to the lack of trained professionals to address the substance abuse crisis occurring in Malaysia.  The program aims to produce expert in the areas of prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and aftercare, as well as management of related services.
This programme is designed to provide personnel with the necessary knowledge and skills to handle administration, education, prevention and treatment of substance abuse programmes. Topics and skills include assessment, treatment planning, motivational interviewing drug abuse counselling, pharmacology of drug, relapse prevention, and community resources. Graduates from this programme will be equipped with knowledge and skill in their respective field of specialization.

Focus Group
Counselors, Psychologist, School Counselors, Prison Officers, Police, Army Officers, Social Workers,  Welfare Officers, NGO personnels  and others involved in drug abuse management, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention and other related services  
 
Courses offered
Master of  Counseling Psychology (Drug Abuse)

This programme is carried out 18 month full time training program with regular classes for 14 weeks which involves 19 courses carrying 60 credit hours. Students are also required to conduct practicum and internship  through placements in government or private institution to apply knowledge and skills that are learned through the coursework.

No

Code

Courses

Credits

Hours

18 Months 3 SEM

Semester 1

 

 

1

PK6303

Advanced Theories in Counselling and Psychotherapy

3

X

2

PK6323

Techniques in Counselling and Psychotherapy

3

X

3

PD6013

Drug Pharmacology

3

X

4

PD6033

Religion and Rehabilitation in Malaysia

3

X

5

PK6103

Ethics, Values, Legal and Profesional Practice in Counselling

3

X

6

PK6313

Advanced Group Counselling

3

X

Total Credits Hour

 

18

Semester 2

 

 

7

PD6023

Issues in Drug and rehabilitation in Malaysia

3

X

8

PD6043

Relapse prevention and counselling

3

X

9

PK6213

Statitics in Counselling Research (Elective)

3

X

10

PK6343

Use Of Tests in Counselling

3

X

11

PK6333

Theory and process of Vocational Counselling

3

X

12

PK6353

Psychopathology

3

X

13

PK6503

Practicum

3

X

Total Credits Hour

 

21

Semester 3

 

 

14

PT6123

Psychological Test and Measurement

3

X

15

PT6203

Experimental Research Design

3

X

16

PT6143

Social and individual psychology

3

X

17

PK6133

Career and Personal Development Counselling

3

X

18

PK6403

Marriage and Family Counselling (Elective)

3

X

 

 

Total Credits Hour

 

15

Semester 4

 

 

19

PKXXX3

Project Paper

3

X

20

PK6506

Internship

6

X

 

 

Total Credits Hour

 

9

 

 

Total Credits Hour (Master)

 

63

Postgraduate Diploma in Drug Abuse
This programme is carried out 12 month full time training program with regular classes for 14 weeks ( two semester) which involves 13 courses carrying 39 credit hours. Students are also required to conduct practicum  through placements in government or private institution to apply knowledge and skills that are learned through the coursework.

No

Code

Courses

Credits

Hours

18 Months

3 SEM

Semester 1

 

 

1

PK6303

Advanced Theories in Counselling and Psychotherapy

3

X

2

PK6323

Techniques in Counselling and Psychotherapy

3

X

3

PD6013

Drug Pharmacology

3

X

4

PD6033

Religion and Rehabilitation in Malaysia

3

X

5

PK6103

Ethics, Values, Legal and Profesional Practice in Counselling

3

X

6

PK6313

Advanced Group Counselling

3

X

Total Credits Hour

 

18

Semester 2

 

 

7

PD6023

Issues in Drug and rehabilitation in Malaysia

3

X

8

PD6043

Relapse prevention and counselling

3

X

9

PK6213

Statitics in Counselling Research (Elective)

3

X

10

PK6343

Use Of Tests in Counselling

3

X

11

PK6333

Theory and process of Vocational Counselling

3

X

12

PK6353

Psychopathology

3

X

13

PK6503

Practicum

3

X

Total Credits Hour

 

21

Total Credits Hour

 

39

Courses offered

Part Time

Master of  Counseling Psychology (Drug Abuse)

This programme is carried out 3 – 3 ½ year (5 regular class and 2 short semester) which involves 20 courses carrying 63 credit hours. Students are also required to conduct practicum and internship  through placements in government or private institution to apply knowledge and skills that are learned through the coursework.

No

Code

Courses

Credits

Hours

18 Months

3 SEM

Semester 1

 

 

1

PK6323

Techniques in Counselling and Psychotherapy

3

X

2

PD6013

Drug Pharmacology

3

X

3

PD6033

Religion and Rehabilitation in Malaysia

3

X

4

PK6103

Ethics, Values, Legal and Profesional Practice in Counselling

3

X

Total Credits Hour

 

12

Semester 2

 

 

5

PK6303

Advanced Theories in Counselling and Psychotherapy

3

X

6

PD6023

Issues in Drug and rehabilitation in Malaysia

3

X

7

PK6313

Advanced Group Counselling

3

X

8

PK6353

Psychopathology

3

X

 

 

12

Semester 3

 

 

9

PD6043

Relapse prevention and counselling

3

X

10

PK6333

Theory and process of Vocational Counselling

3

X

 

 

6

 

Semester 4

 

 

11

PT6143

Social and individual psychology

3

X

12

PK6213

Statitics in Counselling Research (Elective)

3

X

13

PK6343

Use Of Tests in Counselling

3

X

14

PK6503

Practicum

3

X

Total Credits Hour

 

12

 

Semester 5

 

 

15

PT6123

Psychological Test and Measurement

3

X

16

PT6203

Experimental Research Design

3

X

17

PK6133

Career and Personal Development Counselling

3

X

18

PK6403

Marriage and Family Counselling (Elective)

3

X

 

 

Total Credits Hour

 

12

 

Semester 6 (Short Semester)

 

 

19

PKXXX3

Project Paper

3

X

 

 

Total Credits Hour

 

3

 

Semester 7 

 

 

20

PK6506

Internship

6

X

 

 

Total Credits Hour

 

6

 

 

 

Total Credits Hour (Master)

 

 

63

Entry requirement:
Interested applicants must fulfill these criteria:
• First degree in the field of Counselling or in any related field.
• 3 years working experience in administration,prevention, treatment  and rehabilitation of substance abuse problem.
• Any other requirements by university applied.
 
There are two categories of applicants
 i. Sponsored Applicant

Interested student fulfilling all the requirements will be fully sponsored via training scholarship by Public Service Department of Malaysia and Ministry of  Education of Malaysia. For information on admission to the program, applicants may request and an application via the website http://www.moe.gov.my and http://www.jpa. gov.my
ii. Self Sponsored Applicant
Application forms are available from the website http://www.ums.edu.my.  All applications are subject to all conditions stated above

 

Tuition Fees
RM14,615.00 whole semester
RM626.00 payment is made only once during the study

 

 

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