Objectives and competences

This postgraduate course prepares students to address behavioural addictions and psychological manipulation on both a theoretical and practical level through clinical and educational examples. The programme offers the necessary knowledge and tools to carry out intervention and guidance tasks, as well as prevention actions and assessment of cases.

Courses of postgraduate course that integrate the master or postgraduate degree and that can be processed separately

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateSpecialization diploma
Faculty or schoolInstitut de Formació Contínua IL3
Branch of knowledge
  • Behavioural sciences and psychology
Mode of deliveryDistance
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionSpanish
Enrolment fee:First year: 3.200,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):No
Classes begin:04/11/2024
Master's degree course homepage https://www.il3.ub.edu/ca/postgrau-addiccions-comportamentals-manipulacio-psicologica
ManagmentGonzález Bueso, Vega
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Sí, amb crèdits pendents (10% o menys)

Objectives and competences


General objective:
- Acquire expert training in behavioural addictions and psychological manipulation.

Specific objectives:
- Comprehensively understand behavioural addictions and psychological manipulation.
- Master the vocabulary used by affected persons, according to the typologies.
- Correctly examine the patient, bearing in mind the indicators that may help with the diagnosis.
- To understand and be able to apply the most appropriate assessment instruments according to the type of addiction.
- To design and do interviews to patients with behavioural pathologies or to their families following the corresponding protocol.
- To acquire an understanding of the tools to design intervention programmes, for professionals with a clinical profile.
- Learn the strategies to apply intervention programmes that encompass psychological guidance, for professionals with a profile oriented towards prevention and education.
- Follow up and assess the intervention procedures.
- Provide guidance to families and other professionals.
- Design and implement prevention measures with groups.
- To design and draw up reports when there are legal implications.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

- Degree holders in psychology or medicine (specially in the specialities of family medicine, pediatrics and psychiatry) who work in the prevention of and intervention in behavioural disorders, in healthcare, education or social care.
- Nursing graduates.

Access requirements and conditions

The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.


Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Institut de Formació Contínua - UB
C/ Ciutat de Granada, 131

08018 - Barcelona
Email address:info@il3.ub.edu
Telephone:93 403 96 96
Observations:Online learning.

For further enquiries

Address:Institut de Formació Contínua - UB
C/ Ciutat de Granada, 131

08018 - Barcelona
Email address:info@il3.ub.edu
Telephone:93 309 36 54
Observations:Monday to Friday, from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.