Sep 28, 2021
EDCE 7600 - Addictions Counseling Theory and Practice
Focuses on the addictive process, stages and symptoms of chemical abuse, and intervention and treatment strategies for addiction.
Credit Hours: 2
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Identify appropriate assessment and screening practices for Substance abuse, aggression/danger to self or others as well as co-occuring mental disorders
- Identify signs and symptoms of Substance Abuse in children, adolescents, adults and families
- Identify the theories of addiction, their differences and their proper application
- The student will be able to articulate concepts related to harm reduction relative to drug usage
- The student will be able to conduct a drug and alcohol assessment and be able to accurately diagnose the client
- The student will examine the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver effective counseling to those who are chemically dependent.
- The student will gain a basic understanding of the addiction process and how it manifests itself in various populations
- The student will gain an understanding of the biopsychosocial approach to addiction.
- The student will learn how cultural and gender effect the addiction process.
- The student will learn how drug and alcohol addiction impacts the family.
- The student will learn the various models and theories of addiction and will be able to translate those models/theories into practical applications
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