PSY 649 - Substance Use Disorders
This course is designed as advanced study of fundamental assumptions, principles, theories, and constructs that are essential for advanced understanding of factors contributing to the development, maintenance, and treatment of substance abuse disorders. In this way students will be provided foundational preparation for working with clients struggling with issues related to substance abuse. Students will be exposed to salient theories and empirically grounded therapeutic practice protocols and how each may apply to working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. This course is thus designed to help students develop necessary conceptual knowledge, practical skills, and self-awareness concerning the etiology of addiction, assessment strategies, counselor self-care, and assessment and treatment planning.
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