PY 572: Theories of Addiction

Synonym:

66520 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Jeffrey Spiegler

Credits:

1

Seats:

24

Semester:

Spring 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 1/30 - 1/31 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Substance Abuse Counseling
Required of all CMHC students. Optional for SA/AC students
Restricted to CMHC III students from December 7 - 16; open to all AP students on December 17.

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.