This program provides a complete overview of addictions, analyzing their global situation, delving into the neurobiology of each one of them and proposing the best therapeutic strategies derived from the cognitive-behavioral approach" 


The phenomenon of drug dependence and addictions to different substances is a global public health problem that cannot be understood from a single perspective. Aspects such as the individual's standard of living, their educational possibilities and the context in which they develop usually have a direct impact on the development of these pathologies. However, this is not the only thing that takes sides in these cases, which makes their classification, approach and correct choice of treatment even more difficult.

At this juncture, cognitive-behavioral therapy offers an unprecedented space to rehabilitate the addicted patient through a certain regimen of routines and a correct follow-up. In this sense, and thanks to this therapeutic approach, a precise analysis of what the individual wants to do and what they actually do is achieved. Making them aware of the repercussions of their actions and encouraging a more solid rehabilitation.

But as cognitive-behavioral therapy has established itself as a truly effective approach to addiction, its perspectives, research and resources have also grown. For this reason, and in order to face this reality, it is necessary for the psychologist to keep up to date in order to be able to apply all these novelties to their daily practice, thus being able to make a more effective analysis of the biopsychosocial conditions that affect the patient and to choose the therapeutic strategies in a more precise way.

Being fully aware of this reality, TECH has designed this Professional Master’s Degree where, throughout 1500 hours of intensive study, a complete tour of the latest postulates in the classification of addictions will be made, as well as the different approaches for each of them (alcohol, tobacco, games, drugs, etc. following the strategies proposed by cognitive-behavioral therapy.

A unique university program that focuses on telepractice to update the psychologist's knowledge in a much more efficient way and that, being taught in 100% online mode, allows the professional to continue updating their knowledge without having to give up their work and/or personal activities. All this, under the seal of quality and academic prestige of the largest digital university in the world, the TECH hallmark.

Be at the forefront of your field by incorporating the most recent and effective approaches to addiction treatment into your daily practice. This is the opportunity you've been waiting for to take your career a step further"

This Professional Master’s Degree in Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Addictions contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market. The most important features include:

  • Practical cases presented by experts in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology
  • The graphic, schematic, and practical contents with which they are created, provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional practice
  • Practical exercises where the self-assessment process can be carried out to improve learning 
  • Its special emphasis on innovative methodologies 
  • Theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection work
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection 

A Professional Master’s Degree 100% online that allows you to update your knowledge without giving up the rest of your daily activities. And all this with the best pedagogical methodology in online teaching" 

The program’s teaching staff includes professionals from sector who contribute their work experience to this training program, as well as renowned specialists from leading societies and prestigious universities.

The multimedia content, developed with the latest educational technology, will provide the professional with situated and contextual learning, i.e., a simulated environment that will provide immersive knowledge programmed to learn in real situations.

This program is designed around Problem-Based Learning, whereby the professional must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise throughout the program. For this purpose, the student will be assisted by an innovative interactive video system created by renowned and experienced experts.  

With this program you will be trained to make a much more precise approach to each type of addiction based on the strategies offered with cognitive-behavioral therapy"


Thanks to its completely up-to-date content, you will get up to date to address the comorbidities of addictions with other pathologies in a much more efficient way"


This TECH program has the most complete and up-to-date contents on the market oriented to the management of addictions through Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment. Thus, throughout its 9 specific modules, the program delves into the latest developments in the intervention of patients with smoking and schizophrenia, pathological gambling and addiction to new technologies. All this, based on the Relearning learning methodology, specially designed for the professional to develop their studies gradually and in a way that is fully adapted to their personal circumstances. 


A completely up-to-date syllabus with which to learn about the latest therapeutic approaches in patients with addictions to tobacco, alcohol, drugs, psychotropic drugs or gambling, among many others" 

Module 1. Current Classification of Addictions and Their Basic Concepts 

1.1. Situation of Drugs on International Level 
1.2. Epidemiology of Addictions 
1.3. Neurobiology of Addiction 
1.4. Psychosocial Factors Related to Addictions 
1.5. The Role of the Psychologist in the Treatment of Addictions 
1.6. Classification of Substances Which Lead to Addiction 
1.7. Basic Concepts in Addictions: Use, Abuse, Dependence, Tolerance, Abstinence, Craving, Polyconsumption
1.8. Classification of Disorders Related to Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders 
1.9. Classification of Non-Substance-Related Addictive Disorders 
1.10. Comorbidity and Dual Pathology 

Module 2. Assessment, Prevention and Psychological Treatment in Addictions 

2.1. Evaluation of the Physical Field and General State of Health 
2.2. Evaluation Through Laboratory Tests 
2.3. Evaluation of Neuropsychological Aspects 
2.4. Evaluation of Personality and Its Disorders 
2.5. Evaluation of Mental State and Its Disorders 
2.6. Evaluation of the Severity of Addiction to Substances 
2.7. Evaluation of the Severity of Addiction Not Related to Substances 
2.8. Evaluation of Psychosocial Aspects 
2.9. Prevention of Addictions 
2.10. Principles to Follow in the Treatment of Addictions 
2.11. Therapeutic Objectives in the Treatment of Addictions and Motivation Towards Change 
2.12. Transtheoretical Model 
2.13. Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment: Commonly Used Techniques 
2.14. Treatment Oriented Towards the Family 
2.15. Group Therapy 
2.16. Other Focuses of Treatment 
2.17. Care Resources and Devices and Addiction Treatment 

Module 3. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Smoking Addiction 

3.1. Social Concept of Tobacco 
3.2. Classification of Problems Related to Tobacco 
3.3. Impact and Effect of Tobacco on Health 
3.4. Neurobiology of Addiction to Tobacco 
3.5. Tobacco Consumption Problems 
3.6. Psychological Evaluation in Smoking 
3.7. Medical Treatment 
3.8. Psychological Treatment: Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment 
3.9. Other Therapeutic Interventions and Types of Intervention Programs 
3.10. Psychological Intervention in Adolescents 
3.11. Approach to Other Pathologies Present in Addiction to Tobacco 
3.12. Prevention of Relapses and Maintaining Results 

Module 4. Time-Limited Psychotherapy Intervention in Smoking 

4.1. Historical and Social Aspects 
4.2. Figures Worldwide 
4.3. The Consumption of Tobacco and Health 
4.4. Tobacco Bias and Explanatory Models of Smoking Behavior 
4.5. Tobacco and Psychopathology 
4.6. Tobacco and Schizophrenia 
4.7. Alcohol and Tobacco 
4.8. Smoking Treatment 
4.9. Biological Treatment of Abstinence Syndrome 
4.10. Behavioral Treatment of Smoking 
4.11. Treatment With Time-Limited Psychotherapy (TLP) 

4.11.1. Interpersonal Moment of Intervention With TLP
4.11.2. Intrapersonal Moment of Intervention With TLP

4.12. A Real Case is Worth More Than a Thousand Explanations

Module 5. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Alcohol Addiction 

5.1. Definition and Classification of Alcoholic Drinks 
5.2. Classification of Problems Related to Alcohol 
5.3. Impact and Effect of Alcohol on Health 
5.4. Neurobiology of Addiction to Alcohol 
5.5. Disorders Related to Alcohol 
5.6. Psychological Evaluation in Alcohol Addiction 
5.7. Medical Treatment 
5.8. Psychological Treatment: Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment 
5.9. Other Therapeutic Interventions and Types of Intervention Programs 
5.10. Psychological Intervention in Adolescents 
5.11. Approach to Other Pathologies Present in Addiction to Alcohol 
5.12. Prevention of Relapses and Maintaining Results 
Module 6. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Cannabis Addiction 

6.1. Current Beliefs on Cannabis 
6.2. Cannabis and Ways of Consuming It 
6.3. Impact and Effect of Cannabis on Health 
6.4. Neurobiology of Addiction to Cannabis 
6.5. Disorders Related to Cannabis 
6.6. Psychological Evaluation in Cannabis Addiction 
6.7. Medical Treatment 
6.8. Psychological Treatment: Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment 
6.9. Other Therapeutic Interventions and Types of Intervention Programs 
6.10. Psychological Intervention in Adolescents 
6.11. Approach to Other Pathologies Present in Addiction to Cannabis 
6.12. Prevention of Relapses and Maintaining Results 

Module 7. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Addiction to Psychostimulants: Cocaine, Amphetamines and Synthetic Drugs 

7.1. Classification of Psychostimulant Substances 
7.2. Ways of Consuming Psychostimulants 
7.3. Impact and Effect of Psychostimulants on Health 
7.4. Neurobiology of Addiction to Psychostimulants 
7.5. Disorders Related to Psychostimulants 
7.6. Psychological Evaluation in Psychostimulants Addiction 
7.7. Medical Treatment 
7.8. Psychological Treatment: Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment 
7.9. Other Therapeutic Interventions and Types of Intervention Programs 
7.10. Psychological Intervention in Adolescents 
7.11. Approach to Other Pathologies Present in Addiction to Psychostimulants 
7.12. Prevention of Relapses and Maintaining Results 

Module 8. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Heroin and Morphine Addiction

8.1. Classification of Opiates and Opioids 
8.2. Ways of Consuming Opiates and Opioids 
8.3. Impact and Effect of Heroin and Morphine on Health 
8.4. Neurobiology of Addiction to Heroin and Morphine 
8.5. Disorders Related to Opiates 
8.6. Psychological Evaluation in Opiates Addiction 
8.7. Medical Treatment 
8.8. Psychological Treatment: Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment 
8.9. Other Therapeutic Interventions and Types of Intervention Programs 
8.10. Psychosocial Intervention in Special Populations 
8.11. Approach to Other Pathologies Present in Addiction to Opiates 
8.12. Prevention of Relapses and Maintaining Results 

Module 9. Treatment of Non-Substance Addictions: Pathological Gambling, The Internet, New Technology, Emotional Dependency 

9.1. Pathological Gambling and Addiction to New Technology 
9.2. Classification of Problems Related to Gambling and New Technologies 
9.3. Impact and Effect of Non-Substance-Related Addictions on Health 
9.4. Evaluation of Addictions Not Related to Substances 
9.5. Non-Substance-Related Disorders 
9.6. Psychological Evaluation in Addictions to Gambling and New Technologies 
9.7. Medical Treatment and Psychological Treatment: Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment 
9.8. Treatment With Time-Limited Psychotherapy 
9.9. Psychological Intervention in Adolescents 
9.10. Approach to Other Pathologies Present in Addiction Not Related to Substances 
9.11. Prevention of Relapses and Maintaining Results 


Not only will you be up to date on new therapies for the treatment of addictions, but you will also be able to prevent relapse and offer maintenance therapies to your patients. All this thanks to this TECH program"