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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Counselor Education (CN ED)

CN ED 422 Foundations of Addictions Counseling (3) Study of the fundamental principles of counseling individuals with a wide variety of addictions.

CN ED 422 Foundations of Addictions Counseling (3)

Students explore the fundamental principles of addictions counseling from a wide range of perspectives. These include the psychopharmacological aspects of alcohol and abusable drugs, along with theories and assessments of addictive disorders. Many treatment models are considered, and are examined in the context of individual, group, and family therapy perspectives. The course also addresses the research literature on codependence, COA's AA and other 12-step programs, dual diagnosis, relapse, prevention, and multicultural and gender issues.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: a minimum of 12 hours of coursework in sociology psychology education or family studies.

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.