cmhc561 | Graduate
Dependency And Addictions
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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.).
Intervention and Treatment Planning
- Discuss the role of self-help (12-step programs) in the intervention and treatment of substance abuse and addictive disorders.
- Examine the counselorâs role and ethical responsibilities in the intervention process.
- 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.
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.
Treatment, Prognosis, and Relapse Prevention
- Describe special relapse related issues for a dual diagnosis client.
- Identify and discuss obstacles to maintaining recovery.
- Define the counselorâs role in assisting the client in maintaining recovery.
- Identify and articulate components of a relapse prevention plan.
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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