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PSY 230 - Counseling the Addict

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: SOC 117 , PSY 101  

This course provides an in-depth look at counseling techniques as they relate to drug and alcohol use. Topics include case management, intervention techniques and assessment.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify types of treatment: individual, group and twelve steps currently used in the field for addiction.
  2. Demonstrate assessment and case management models.
  3. Define the role the family plays in the etiology and treatment of all addiction.
  4. Discuss other addictive disorders including gambling, workaholism, exercise, sex, financial, nicotine and eating disorders.
  5. Define the concept of codependency.
  6. Define research methods and ethical principles of research with this population.
Listed Topics
  1. Treatment modalities for individuals and families impacted by drug and alcohol use
  2. Assessment and case management
  3. Family roles and codependency
  4. Prevention, cessation and relapse
  5. Current interventions used in treatment
  6. Methods and ethical principles of research
Reference Materials
Currently recognized texts, videos, handouts and library resources.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communiction
  • Culture Society & Citizenship
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 10/11/2019

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