The Training Course in Psychotherapy and Chemical Dependence Counseling was established in order to meet the growing demand for suitably qualified professionals (to fill vacancies at the Jorge Jaber Clinic and elsewhere) and also in order to provide those already working in the field with a source of specialist and updated information. The course covers a broad range of subjects focused on Chemical Dependence and Mental Disturbance, and seeks to combine an understanding of the theoretical issues involved with the practical reality of the diseases and their treatment.

The Course runs for one year and is divided in two main segments:

1 – PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: This covers all aspects related to the psychopathology of mental disturbance.

2 – CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE: covers all aspects of Chemical Dependence, such as: treatment methods, pharmacology, cognitive/behavioral therapy, the 12-Step Program.

Monthly analysis of clinical cases is an important component of the course, aimed at giving students a greater insight into the treatment process (therapeutic approaches and medication). There are regular lectures provided by leading specialists in mental health.

The lectures happen on Saturdays from 2 pm to 5 pm. For further information please send an email to