The Core Aims Include:
Developing interest and competence in the area of addiction psychology
Advocating for psychologists working in addiction
Encouraging evidence-based best practice and sharing practice-based evidence
Contributing to the knowledge base of addiction psychology
Guiding policy formation and service development locally and nationally
In order to achieve these aims, the group will provide guidance on continuing professional development trainings and workshops, from a content and process point of view, support research, offer peer support, and develop a forum for a conversation about how to respond to the problem of addiction.
The Special Interest Group in Addiction Psychology formed within PSI in response to the lack of representation of psychology in the fields of addiction and dual diagnosis. It aims to promote psychological models of understanding and treating addiction in its various forms.