COUN6552: Addictions Counseling

Students will cover critical concepts in addiction counseling, including a study of addictive substances, diagnosis, evidence-based treatment and interventions, and resources for people with substance use disorders and their relevant systems (i.e., family, legal, and peer support). Students will learn the core components of Motivational Interviewing and the empirical support that addresses the competent use of the technique. This course will equip students with the skills and knowledge to assist clients toward sustained recovery.