Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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CAS 242 - Fundamentals of Substance Abuse and Addictions

Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): PSYX 100  or PSYX 150  or instructor’s consent.
This course is an introduction to the field of addiction counseling. It focuses on current therapeutic trends, strategies, and modalities used in the treatment of addictions. Relapse and prevention strategies, along with treatment of special populations, will also be covered. (Spring Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • List the current therapeutic strategies used in the treatment of addictions.
  • Explain the various treatment modalities used in addiction counseling.
  • Identify and understand the issues in addiction and the family.
  • Identify and understand the strategies and the models of relapse and prevention.
  • Identify and understand the various models of treatment for addiction of adolescent and adult populations.

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