Course: EPC 675. Substance Abuse and Addictions Treatment (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN master’s degree program in Counseling. Major approaches for identifying, evaluating, diagnosing and treating persons with alcohol and substance abuse or dependency, co-occurring disorders and behavioral addictions. Topics include the effects of psychoactive drug use, theories of the etiology of addiction, systemic dynamics of alcoholic and substance abusing families, legal requirements, community resources for individual teens, adults and their families, prevention of addiction, harm reduction models, evidence-based models for couple and family treatment, recovery models, peer support models and motivational interviewing.