2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYC 445 - Addictions Counseling

This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of chemical dependency and other related addictions through lectures, case histories, research findings, and discussion. Professional, ethical, and legal issues associated with addictions and chemical dependency counseling will be explored. Students will gain knowledge regarding theories and models of addiction. Assessment instruments and techniques will be presented. Recognition of other mental health concerns (e.g., depression, suicidal ideation) that may require consultation or referral will be discussed. Community resources, agencies, and services available for clients
with problematic substance use will be identified. The impact of addiction on clients and those associated with clients (e.g., friends, family, colleagues) also will be explored.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or permission of the Director, Graduate Program in Counseling and Human Development.

Offered each semester.
This course is co-convened with COUN 641.

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