GPC 572 Counseling Addictions

Students in this course are introduced to the concept of addiction, its effects on individuals, families & communities, and current treatment approaches and modalities. Theories and etiology of addiction and addictive behavior and the neurobiological and medical foundation and etiology of addiction and co-occurring disorders provide a foundation for navigating this complex problem. Both substance use and process addictions will be explored. Major theoretical approaches to treatment will be reviewed with an emphasis on applying Motivational Interviewing techniques. The latest research on addiction will be integrated to understand relevant cultural factors, the empirically supported role of wellness and spirituality in the addiction recovery process, and opportunities for prevention. Course Prerequisite(s) - GPC 515, GPC 517, GPC 531




( GPC515 OR GPC515N OR GPC517 OR GPC531 OR GPC531N )