Action Planning, Relapse Prevention & Aftercare
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Course level: Upper Division
This course provides advanced skills development for the addiction and chemical dependency human service worker. Students will conduct an in-depth evaluation of various treatment approaches employed when preparing action plans with clients. An investigation of comprehensive treatment programs, community action programs, school-based programs, and public health approaches to relapse prevention and aftercare strategies will provide students an opportunity to develop and present an individualized program for a fictional client. Students will demonstrate an understanding of policy issues, managed care, private and public insurance, and advocacy for the consumer in relation to addiction and dependency issues. (3 credits).