Substance Abuse and Behavioral Addictions   [Archived Catalog]
2016-2017 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

COUN 2561 - Substance Abuse and Behavioral Addictions

This course provides foundational knowledge for conceptualizing, assessing, and treating substance abuse and compulsive behavioral disorders. The course examines the neurobiology of drug use and compulsive behavior within the prevailing models of addiction. The course develops understanding of drug use and addictive behavior as a biopsychosocial phenomenon that impacts individuals and communities. The course investigates the interactive process of motivating individuals for change across models of compulsive behavior, and explores treatment approaches with individuals in addiction. The course addresses ethical issues that arise in working with individuals with addictions. 3 credit(s)