Course: EPC 675MF. Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment in Family Therapy (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Major approaches for identifying, evaluating, diagnosing, and treating persons with alcohol and substance abuse or dependency, co-occurring disorders, and behavioral addictions in family therapy. Topics include the effects of psychoactive drug use; neurobiology of addiction; 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; medication-assisted treatment; and motivational interviewing.