Course: Addiction Counseling I:Core Concepts (PY-587-1) 

This course begins the process of combining general counseling competence with specific knowledge and expertise in the domain of substance abuse. Different models of substance abuse or addiction as well as associated treatment approaches will be studied, compared, and evaluated. These will include broadly medical, psychological, and quasi-spiritual modalities. Counseling goals and strategies will be understood in terms of stages of change and client readiness. Standard interviewing techniques, psychoeducational interventions, and group dynamics will be considered. Attention also will be paid to practical issues such as record keeping, case management, and consultation with members of other helping professions. 3 credits

Faculty:Credit: Day/Time:Pre-Regs:
Staff3LEC 5:30 PM 7:50 PM

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