PY 563: Psychopharm Subst Ab

Synonym:

66493 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Lindsay Freese

Credits:

1

Seats:

24

Semester:

Spring 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 4/10 - 4/11 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Behavioral Science Foundation Required of all SA/AC students.
Restricted to CMHC- SAAC III and CMHC III students from December 7 – 16; open to all AP students on December 17.
Prerequisite: PYB 523 Psychopharmacology for Counselors or equivalent.

This course will present current concepts of addiction, drugs of abuse and pharmacological treatments for those in recovery from addiction. Special attention will be given to mechanisms of tolerance and the concepts of tolerance, addiction, and drug-seeking behavior. Related basic concepts such as neurotransmitters, receptor sites, drug interaction and other pharmacological dynamics will be presented in support of the basic discussion.