PY 572: Theories of Addiction

Synonym:

70857 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Jeffrey Spiegler

Credits:

1

Seats:

24

Semester:

Fall 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 10/23 - 10/24 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Behavioral Science
Required of all CMHC II and CMHC III students, optional for CMHC I Fall 2010 entrants
Restricted to CMHC III students until July 22; open to CMHC II students beginning 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.