Apr 11, 2021  
ARCHIVED 2017-18 Graduate Studies Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2017-18 Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COU 657 - Clinical Treatment Issues in Chemical Dependency (3)

An exploration of theories and models used to develop techniques for treatment of individuals with chemical dependency. The focus of the course is the study of treatment issues specific to substance abuse disorders, including the assessment of and service delivery to the special populations of adolescents, women and older adults. Issues of sexual orientation, cultural uniqueness, diversity issues with special populations, and developmental influences are reviewed. Clinical issues that shape practice for professionals treating chemical dependency including mental and physical health concerns, social and familial histories, enabling, and response to specific methods influencing recovery are explored in relation to their integration into clinical practice. This course investigates ways in which the issues of dual diagnosis disorders, physical and mental disorders, and family and historical influences affect treatment planning, treatment protocols and service provision for substance dependent individuals. Upon completion of this course, students will identify key treatment issues specific to substance abuse disorders, and demonstrate understanding of the impact of those issues on service delivery.
Elective course.