SOCW 855A - Assessment and Treatment of Addiction Disorders II

<span>The course will present an integrative biopsychosocial model for the understanding of mental health disorders including personality disorders, trauma, eating disorders, somatic disorders, and a special focus on addictions. Course content includes an overview of the history of substance abuse, a review of models of addiction, a multidimensional model of the addiction process, the physiological effects of commonly abused substances, assessment and diagnosis of substance abuse disorders, and specific, evidence-based treatment and interventions for adolescent and adult clients. The course will provide comprehensive learning about the behavioral health model, dual-diagnosis and differential diagnosis. Evidence based treatment and intervention strategies covered will include stages of change, harm reduction, screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT), motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths-based person-centered approaches, along with assessment and intervention strategies using an integrated care model.</span>

Credit hours: 3

Eligibility: Graduate Standing
Last updated: 05/05/2021