Course Descriptions

Mental Health Counseling

MHC 8020
Addictions Counseling
3 credits

This course introduces students to the basic principles of chemical dependency and ''process addictions,'' including issues associated with gambling and sexual addictions counseling and the impact of addictions on co-occurring psychiatric disorders. This course will present the Disease Model of addiction and other etiological models, and the range of treatment options, counseling strategies, and prevention techniques available for treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders. Screening and assessment instruments are introduced, with an emphasis on correct diagnosis and application of the Stages of Change Model.

Prerequisite(s): MHC 6401, MHC 6502