SOWK6597: Addictions Practice with Individuals and Families

Class Program
Credits 2
This course focuses on theories of counseling related to addiction treatment, the treatment process for addictions, and crisis intervention with individuals and families. Historic and current policies around substance use across micro, mezzo, and macro systems are explored. Students will be instructed in the use of a biopsychosocial model and DSM-V to diagnose and assist in facilitating an effective link between assessment and treatment planning for individuals and families experiencing substance use dependence. The skills required of professional social workers and allied treatment professionals in working with substance abusers will be considered.