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Dependency And Addictions

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This course addresses addiction concepts and counseling practices. Topics include an overview of dependency theories, major substances of abuse, assessment, diagnosis, treatment modalities, special topics, and working with diverse populations.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Intervention and Treatment Planning

    • Describe various intervention models and theories of treatment designed to help the addict and family members accept treatment.
    • Compare and contrast clinical treatment strategies (in-patient and out-patient) with those of self-help programs.
    • Describe methods of evaluating the effectiveness treatment programs.
    • Discuss the role of self-help (12-step programs) in the intervention and treatment of substance abuse and addictive disorders.
    • Examine the counselor’s role and ethical responsibilities in the intervention process.

    Treatment, Prognosis, and Relapse Prevention

    • Identify and discuss obstacles to maintaining recovery.
    • Define the counselor’s role in assisting the client in maintaining recovery.
    • Identify and articulate components of a relapse prevention plan.
    • Describe special relapse related issues for a dual diagnosis client.

    Process of Addiction: Etiology, Stages, Models, and Risk Factors

    • Define and differentiate between substance use, misuse, abuse, addiction and explore the etiology of addiction.
    • Discuss the similarities between drug addictions and other forms of addictions (gambling, sexual addiction, food, self-harm, etc.).

    Assessment and Diagnosis

    • Discuss the effects of comorbidity on assessment and diagnosis.
    • Explore the DSM classifications related to substance abuse and addiction and discuss the limitations of the DSM classification system.
    • Identify common models and instruments for the assessment of various types of addictions.

    Impact of Substance Abuse and Addiction

    • Identify and describe the biopsychosocial impact on the addict. 
    • Identify and describe the impact of substance abuse and addiction on family and social organizations.
    • Examine an extended client situation involving dependent and codependent processes.

    Working with Diverse Populations

    • Distinguish the special needs of diverse groups such as women, adolescents, gays, lesbians, elderly, and various ethnicities in the intervention, treatment, and relapse prevention of substance abuse and addiction.
    • Distinguish the needs related to schools, work organizations, and social groups in the intervention, treatment, and relapse prevention of substance abuse and addiction.
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