This 10-week course provides graduate-level students with an advanced exploration of opiate addiction. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the many aspects related to opiate addiction while learning about best practices, issues, and research in the behavioral science field.
- Historical Origins and Development of Current Opiate Addiction Epidemic
- Physiology of Opiate Addiction
- Case Conceptualization
- Cultural Considerations & the Needs of Specific Populations
- Legal/Ethical/Professional Issues
- Future trends
- Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the historical origins and development of the current opiate addiction epidemic, including sociocultural factors effecting use and progression.
- Demonstrate case conceptualization ability based on an understanding of the physical and psychological foundations that often accompany opiate addiction.
- Describe treatment and relapse prevention utilizing psycho-education, motivational interviewing, and other modalities as appropriate.
- Describe current research and professional issues and ethical and legal issues pertaining to opiate addiction.
Intended for graduate-level students, the course is meant to expand basic understanding of addiction to more specific knowledge of opiate addiction.
Course Number: FPM-40646
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling