COUN 540: Introduction to Alcohol/Drug Counseling
An introduction to substance abuse counseling and related issues. Provides an overview of the historical context, etiological theories, and psychoactive impact of substances on the brain. The course will focus on evidence-based assessment, diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse/dependence with emphasis on clinical counseling practice informed by theory and research. 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisites: Matriculated Counseling MA students.