Treatment of Addictions

Course Description

This course covers the theories, etiology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of addictive and compulsive disorders from the resiliency, recovery, and medical models. This course also addresses the impact of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, other environmental factors and contemporary controversies on the development and treatment of addictive disorders.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the various theories of etiology and models of addictive and compulsive disorders, including pathological gambling.
  • Analyze the behavioral effects of the different classes of drugs.
  • Distinguish between the different diagnostic categories related to addictive and compulsive disorders.
  • Assess clients and formulate a differential Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) diagnosis of specific addictive and compulsive disorders.
  • Formulate a case conceptualization from the resiliency, recovery, medical, or other models of assessment and treatment.
  • Formulate treatment plans for clients with addictive and/or compulsive disorders.
  • Apply at least three evidence-based therapeutic approaches appropriate for clients with addictive and/or compulsive disorders.
  • Analyze the implications of public health and legal approaches to chemical dependency for mental health interventions for addictions.
  • Integrate knowledge of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the treatment of clients with addictive and/or compulsive disorders.

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