Course: Culture,Gender,Special Populations (PY-586-1) 

This course concerns the many ways in which the background or identity of a client affects behavior, thinking, and emotion relative to substance use and its disorders. Cultural and religious norms and attitudes toward alcohol and other drugs, gender differences, sexual orientation issues, the presence of co-occurring disorders (e.g., MICA), and medical problems (e.g., HIV) will be considered. In addition to their impact on substance use, attention will be paid to the ways in which these factors may affect the process of counseling and the relationship between counselor and client.

Faculty:Credit: Day/Time:Pre-Regs:
Scott1.5LEC 8:00 PM 10:20 PM

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