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Substance and Process Use Disorder Treatment has a checkered history, containing a series of harmful and helpful interventions. In this course you will learn this history and how to reduce and avoid related potential harms. You will gain an understanding of ethical, evidence-based, Advanced Intervention skills and practice how to discuss substance use non-judgmentally with clients and their families/loved ones. To assist them in raising their use awareness so they can consider and facilitate behavior change and feel supported (rather than shamed or alienated) through the treatment process. In addition to learning the theory behind ethical substance treatment interventions, we will explore criteria and circumstances under which different interventions are and aren't appropriate (examining methods applicable for clients in various stages of change).

Note: Prerequisite: Addiction and Recovery: Etiology and Physiology and Addiction Science: Psychology and Pharmacology. To receive credit toward CCAPP certification students must enroll for a letter grade.

This course is a combination of web-based online instruction and two REQUIRED live Zoom class meetings. Students are expected to engage with course content online during the published course dates of June 24 - July 22. The live Zoom class meetings are scheduled on Mondays as follows:  Monday, June 24, 7:15 PM - 9:45 PM & July 22, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM.  Pacific Standard Time. Students must have a Zoom account to participate.

Course Number: PSY-40213
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Substance Use Disorder Counseling

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