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|Academic dates:||28 June - 10 July 2020|
|Housing dates:||26 June - 11 July 2020|
|Academic fee:||€ 1400 read more about what’s included.|
|Credits:||4 European Credits|
|Who is this programme for?||Participants must have a Bachelor degree (minimum). Master's students and PhD candidates as well as working professionals with experience in the field will be given preference.|
|Academic director:||Kris Anderson|
|Early application deadline:||1 February 2020|
|Regular application deadline:||1 April 2020|
While addiction is not a new problem, few countries have sufficient resources allocated to address it. Further, the language and scope of addiction studies has grown in recent years. As our hyper-globalized world brings people, substances, ideas, and potential sources of addiction closer together than ever, researchers, care providers, academics and professionals need to look at addiciton studies in a new, dynamic light. This two-week Summer Institute seeks to provide an interdisciplinary approach and lens to the study of addiction.
The concept of addiction brings to the forefront social, medical and moral questions. The intertwined dynamics of health systems, economic considerations and moral (inter)national politics have a combined effect upon the prevention and treatment of people living with addiction. Participants will use Amsterdam as a case study as they encounter academic debates, and bolster and challenge their classroom learning with field work and excursions. Addiction takes many forms, and Amsterdam offers a unique chance for students to become familiarized with cutting-edge research and practice in every field.
The programme is built around four themes: an overview of policies and the history of the concept of addiction, contemporary prevention services, the current state of affairs, and an assessment of treatment innovations. Each module concludes with a workshop integrating concepts into daily clinical, policy, and research practices.
A central aspect of the institute is the opportunity to learn from colleagues from around the world. During the course, participants will be invited to briefly present in their areas of specialization the current state of affairs in their home countries (e.g. policy, prevention, treatment). Following the presentations, facilitated workshop session assist students to integrate the research and practice information from instructors and peers into tangible goals and plans for applying course information to their professional work upon their return home.
|Credits||4 ECTS, 2 weeks|
|Language of instruction||English|