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[1] Courses in Health Sciences (H SC) for Addiction Studies

2310 ADDICTION COUNSELING: THEORY AND PRACTICE Required. Techniques of individual and family counseling as applied to issues around addictions.

2320 ADDICTIONS: ASSESSMENT, INTERVENTION, AND TREATMENT PLANNING Required. Assessment of addiction disorders as found in the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV-TR) of mental disorders. Intervention techniques and client treatment planning is included.

2330 ETIOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ADDICTION Required. Influence of psychological, physiological, and socio-cultural factors as they impact addiction will be examined.

3120 PREVENTION PRACTICUM Practical experiences in a prevention resource center under the supervision of a certified prevention specialist. Required for majors in addiction studies (prevention track). Observation, workshops.

3310 GROUP COUNSELING SKILLS Required. The course places special emphasis on counseling the addicted person in a group setting. Counseling models and multicultural issues are addressed. Prerequisite: H SC 2310.

3315 THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PREVENTION Theoretical, empirical, and practical foundations for interventions related to the prevention of human social problems. Required for majors in addiction studies and may serve as an elective for other majors/minors. Lecture/discussion, projects, presentations.

3320 LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN ADDICTION Required. Legal and ethical issues that confront the addictions professional are identified. Various ethical codes are explored.

3330 FAMILY SYSTEMS AND ADDICTION Required. Addictions in relations to family systems are addressed. Special emphasis is given to imbalances in family systems and adult children of alcoholics.

4312 DRUG EDUCATION An overview of the major substances of use and abuse and their effects on the individual, family, and society. Emphasis on research-based approaches to substance abuse prevention. Required for majors in addiction studies. Elective for majors and minors in health promotion. Lecture/discussion, presentations, and projects.

4314 MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING AND ADDICTION Study of multicultural issues to include integration, discrimination, prejudice, privilege, the dominant culture, the social dynamics of conflict, and assimilation. Includes a focus on the application of these issues to addiction counseling. [UD UCA Core: D]

4610 PRACTICUM IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE (300 HOURS) Required. The Practicum experience provides a hands on experience with clients with addictive behaviors. The course is directed by faculty and a supervisor in a placement setting. [UD UCA Core: Z]