EDCO 6902: Substance Abuse Counseling (2020-2021)

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This course is designed to provide counselors with the knowledge and skills to effectively counsel individuals diagnosed with substance abuse and dependency, provide preventative support for individuals at risk for substance abuse issues, and provide awareness of the unique needs and challenges of individuals with substance use and abuse disorders. Theories of addiction counseling and application of these theories will comprise a significant part of this course, particularly with how they apply to work with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Co-occurring disorders, such as process addictions and mental illnesses will also be addressed. Students will develop conceptual knowledge, practical skills, and self-awareness concerning the etiology of addiction, assessment strategies (including the use of wraparound assessment and intervention services), wellness strategies for facilitating optimal development and preventing clinician burn-out, and diagnosis and treatment planning. This will be accomplished through assigned readings, seminar discussions, videotapes, lectures, case presentations, guest speakers, and student assignments.

Term CRN Credits Instructor(s) Days Time Dates Location Open
Spring 47706 3 Cher Edwards
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Restrictions: Counselor Education, School Counseling majors only. Doctoral, Graduate only.
Grade Modes: (Default) Normal Grading, Audit
Instructional Methods: Online
Note: Full Term