PYC 710: AdvSem-Substance Abuse Theory/Practice

Synonym:

63539 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

David Hamolsky

Credits:

3

Seats:

12

Semester:

Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Mondays 8/31 - 12/14 (4:30PM-6:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Clinical Techniques & Methods/Interventions
Restricted to Year III and Year IV students.
Restricted to Year IV students from July 16 - 21; open to Year III students on July 22.

Substance abuse treatment is a critical and common clinical issue, with increasing numbers seeking inpatient and outpatient treatment. Even those entering psychological treatment for other presenting problems often have substance abuse issues that complicate their clinical presentation. This course goes into greater detail on topics overviewed in the one-credit substance abuse workshop. The course will help students expand their knowledge of current research and effective assessment strategies. Biological effects and neuropsychological syndromes and disorders related to substance abuse will be included. 12-step, psychoanalytic, cognitive/behavioral; marital family, pharmacologic, and motivational conceptualizations and models of treatment will be covered, with an emphasis on evidence-based intervention strategies. Students will develop the clinical knowledge and skills for effective work with this population.