PYC 626: Intgr App Addic Coun

2009-07-22 -

Restrictions Modified.

Synonym:

63633 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Jeffrey Spiegler

Credits:

3

Seats:

20

Semester:

Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Tuesdays 9/1 - 12/15 (4:00PM-6:29PM)

Description:

Required of and restricted to SA/AC III students through July 22; open to CMHC III students on July 23; others by written permission of Program Director provided to the Registrar145s Office via FirstClass.
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. This course will be geared to students who have prior knowledge, experience and/or training in addictions counseling. Non-SA/AC students are welcome but should have taken PY 572 Theories of Addiction or its equivalent.