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Addiction Interventions For Human Service Workers

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This course has a focus on familiarizing students with fundamental interventions used in drug and alcohol treatment settings. Students will conduct an investigation of 12-step, alternative support group, secular organization, therapeutic community, and structured inpatient/outpatient approaches to intervention and treatment. Students will be prepared to apply basic skills for assessing and evaluating client needs, making referrals, and working as a colleague in groups of professional service providers. An exploration of commonly used evaluation instruments for assessing level of care is underscored along with tenets of co-facilitation of treatment groups and assessing special population needs. Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge and understanding of guidelines for treatment as outlined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Patient Placement Criteria.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Understanding Drug, Alcohol, and Non-Substance-Related Addictions and Negative Societal Effects

    • Distinguish between the variances of addictive substances and the effects they have on neurobiology and physiology.
    • Examine the role family systems play on the addictive process.
    • Compare and contrast food, sexual, and gambling addictions, and the effect on society.
    • Analyze the complexity of societal interventions on addiction due to the power of institutionalized businesses.
    • Explore the various models for explaining the etiology of addiction.

    The Treatment of Addiction, Part 1

    • Examine the stages and framework of Prochaska’s change model.
    • Describe the value and important factors for effective group treatment with addiction.
    • Distinguish between the 12-step treatment for addiction and the rational recovery model.
    • Identify important professional issues in addictions treatment.
    • Analyze the methodology of motivational interviewing and how it supports progress for the client.

    Comprehending the Significance of Addiction Assessment

    • Identify SAMHSA’s five objectives and how they can be applied to particular cases.
    • Determine important guiding principles regarding assessment for human service workers.
    • Examine assessment instruments and their importance to screening, evaluation, and diagnosis of addiction.

    The Treatment of Addiction, Part 2

    • Describe the various psychotherapeutic approaches for treating addiction.
    • Examine the issues requiring further consideration in treatment when there is a co-occurring disorder.
    • Define pharmacotherapy and how it can be helpful in addiction treatment.

    Treatment Issues with Special Populations

    • Determine specific treatment areas related to gender or ethnicity, people with disabilities, and LGBT populations that may need special consideration.
    • Explore the type of treatment settings that might best serve different addiction populations.
    • Identify the importance of addressing the prejudice special populations face in addition to their addiction recovery.
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