CAS 242 Fundamentals of Substance Abuse & Addiction
(Addiction Counseling)

Second-year Chemical Addiction Studies students will gain a comprehensive understanding and application of addiction counseling, current therapeutic trends, strategies, and modalities used in addiction disorders, to facilitate the development of addiction counseling competencies associated with positive treatment outcomes, and increase students competence relative to providing addiction evaluation, education and treatment services. Emphasis will be placed on developing and practicing addiction counseling skills. Students will be introduced to different theoretical models and explore a variety of treatment approaches through videos, lecture, and journaling in an experiential project. Can be taken concurrently with CAS 250.