PYC 626: Intgr App Addic Coun

Synonym:

78070 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Diane Kurinsky

Credits:

3

Seats:

24

Semester:

Fall 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Tuesdays 8/30 - 12/13 (4:00PM-6:29PM)

Description:

Required of and restricted to CMHC-SAAC III students through July 21; open to CMHC III students on July 22.
Prerequisite: Completion of CMHC II courses and internship.

This course is designed to prepare students for work with clients who present with substance abuse or other addictive disorders. Students will address the process of change that occurs in the range of substance use issues from abuse to addiction and recovery. The course focuses on the development of skills in motivational interviewing, harm reduction and cognitive behavioral approaches to substance abuse and pays special attention to short term interventions and treatments.