(3 Credit Hours - Cost: $1,350)
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Prerequisites: Minimum 12 credit hours of graduate level courses in addictions studies or psychology.
Course Description: This graduate level course examines and compares different methods and models used in addiction treatment settings. Applications of different methods and models will be addressed, as how they pertain to people who have addiction issues. Overview of growing addiction groups will be addressed. This course will also examine treatment applications and treatment planning with special populations groups. This course will prepare professionals in this field to effectively apply methods and models learned into addiction practices.
Course Outcomes: After completing this course, candidates will be able to:
Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective, WORMER, Katherine van, & DAVIS, Diane Rae. Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective. Second Edition, Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole--Thompson Learning, 2007. 592pp. (p).
The Addiction Treatment Planner, 4th Edition (PracticePlanners) By Robert R. Perkinson, Arthur E. Jongsma Jr.
*Candidates are responsible to buy the required textbook for this course. You can find this book in major online bookstores such as amazon.com, abebooks.com etc.
Suggested publications:Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Serieshttp://store.samhsa.gov/homeFree publications of a variety of substance abuse and mental health topics.
On a part-time basis, most candidates are anticipated to complete their degree requirements within eighteen months. The determining criteria are dedication and the candidate’s previous academic and professional portfolio.