PY 572: Theories of Addiction

Synonym:

63765 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Lindsay Freese

Credits:

1

Seats:

24

Semester:

Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 11/14 - 11/15 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Behavioral Science
Required of all CMHC students.
Restricted to CMHC III students until July 22; open to CMHC II students on July 23; open to other AP students on July 30.

This course will serve as a basic introduction to the psychopathology of substance abuse and addiction. The class will examine various theories, which seek to define addiction, discuss diagnosis and assessment of chemical dependency, and explore stages of treatment and different treatment modalities. The program of Alcoholics Anonymous will be analyzed as a generic model of 12-step programs. Other self-help formats will be identified and described.