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A B C E F H I J M N P R S T W

AD 430

3 credits

42, 44.07, 51.1601-51.1612

 

Addiction and Grace

 

This course will include a classic exploration of the psychology and physiology of addiction. It offers an inspiring and hope-filled vision for those who desire to explore the mystery of who and what they really are. The text examines the “process of attachment” that lead to addictions and describes the relationship between addiction and spiritual awareness. It also discusses the various addictions from which we suffer (i.e., to substances like alcohol and drugs, work, sex, performance, responsibility, and intimacy).

AD 434

3 credits

42, 44.04

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Affluent

 

Experts explore the prevalence and patterns of abuse among the privileged.

AD 435

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Alcohol in Employment Settings

 

This course provides valuable insights into the attitudes about alcohol and the effects of its use with courses of action for educating and treating employees who need help with alcohol problems.

AD 436

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Alcoholism / Chemical Dependency and the College Student

 

The course is a compilation of articles on several dimensions of the campus substance abuse problems. Students will study a wide range of problems from individual students to a campus-wide perspective, and from the student's view to that of the college administration to that of the collegiate health service therapist.

AD 438

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Cultural and Sociological Aspects of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

 

Experts explore the relationship of such factors as ethnicity, family, religion, and gender to chemical abuse.

AD 440

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Dual Addiction: Pharmacological Issues in the Treatment of Concomitant Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

 

A highly useful course that examines the neglected areas of polydrug use and alcoholism.

AD 441

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Addiction in Human Development: Development Perspectives on Addiction and Recovery

 

Practical strategies based on theories of human development for working with clients recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction. An understanding of the theories will help therapists and addiction counselors recognize stages of recovery and to better select appropriate interventions for every phase of treatment.

AD 442

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Chemical Dependency: Theoretical Approaches and Strategies Working with Individuals and Families

 

This course underscores the importance of working with both the individual and family as part of a comprehensive biopsychosocial approach in assessment, intervention, and treatment of chemical addiction.

AD 443

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Addiction Potential of Abuse Drugs and Drug Classes

 

This course is designed to clarify the state of addiction liability of cocaine, opiates, alcohol, sedative hypnotics, nicotine, anxiolytics, marijuana, inhalants and anesthetics, PCP and hallucinogens. These nine drugs are the most abused drugs today.

AD 447

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse

 

Comprehensive and accessible, this course clearly details the cognitive model of substance abuse, the specifics of case formulation, management of the therapeutic relationship, and the structure of therapy sessions. It discusses how to educate patients in the treatment model and procedures and in managing their cravings and urges for drugs and alcohol. Specific cognitive and behavioral strategies and techniques are described in detail. Methods for understanding and working with such patients, who present concomitant problems of depression, anxiety, low frustration tolerance, anger, and personality disorders, are spelled out in detail. Also addressed are such significant issues as relapse prevention and the management of relapse when it occurs.

AD 490

10 credits

42, 44.07

 

Clinical Training: 1,000 - Hour Externship

 

The student will be required to document 1,000 hours of applied clinical observations and experiences to demonstrate knowledge in the field of addictions counseling at the Bachelor Degree level.

AD 553

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Lesbians and Gay Men Chemical Dependency Treatment Issues

 

This course addresses in-depth specific issues in the treatment of chemical dependency in this population. Authors of the text discuss special problems of the gay population and describe specific clinical techniques and strategies for treating them. The text is filled with case studies and other helpful information and clinical techniques and strategies for treatment. Students can easily apply these ideas for treatment directly to their own work.

AD 554

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Homelessness and Drinking: A Study of a Street Population

 

The course is a descriptive analysis of the homeless population, drinking among the homeless, and the impact of intervention or treatment with chronic drinkers, and theoretical perspectives on the relationships of homelessness, drinking behavior, and ethnicity. At the conclusion of the study, a scheme is proposed to develop a coordinated approach for treating the drinking homeless, taking all of the above factors into consideration.

AD 555

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Special Problems in Counseling the Chemically Dependent Adolescent

 

A valuable course to help professionals provide the most successful treatment for chemically dependent teenagers by examining the special conditions associated with adolescent chemical dependency. Complicated problems such as sexual abuse, eating disorders, addictive gambling, and cult membership are discussed in their relationship to the treatment of the adolescent substance abuser. Special cases of the mentally impaired adolescent and the relapsing chemically dependent adolescent are also discussed.

AD 556

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Aggression, Family Violence, and Chemical Dependency

 

This course provides specific guidelines for the assessment of child abuse, incest, and marital rape, as they are likely to be encountered in a chemical dependency treatment setting. Experts outline treatment suggestions for chemically dependent and co-dependent individuals who are or have been the victims or perpetrators of family violence.

AD 558

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Effects of Maternal Alcohol and Drug Abuse on the Newborn

 

Drug abuse and alcoholism specialists present the latest findings on the effects on the newborn mother's use of illicit drugs during pregnancy.

AD 560

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Relapse: Conceptual Research and Clinical Perspectives

 

This highly valuable course provides information on the problem of relapse in alcoholism and drug addiction.

AD 563

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Preschoolers and Substance Abuse

 

The course promotes preschool age as the ideal time to apply strategies that will aid the family in building self-esteem, trust, autonomy, and initiative necessary to protect the child from further problems caused by addictive parents. Intervention strategies are presented in a succinct manner, making them easy for practitioners, health officials, government officials, and family members to put into immediate practice.

AD 570

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Group Psychotherapy with Addicted Populations

 

A powerful course that describes proven strategies for defeating alcohol and drug addiction through the use of group psychotherapy.

AD 580

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Cocaine Solutions: Help for Cocaine Abusers and Their Families

 

This course not only addresses the difficulties experienced by addicts and their families in coping with the devastating financial, emotional, and psychological toll that addiction takes, it also identifies specific sources of help that exist for addicts and their families. Both recovering drug addicts themselves, the authors of the text discuss some of the obstacles to recovery and ways to overcome those obstacles.

AD 581

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Counseling Chemically Dependent People with HIV Illness

 

This course describes a front line clinical treatment of HIV infected chemically dependent persons. It provides a realistic view of the daily responsibilities in working with this population. Specific, in-depth case examples and material give students a solid understanding of how to work more effectively with chemically dependent clients infected with HIV. By concentrating on practical versus theoretical aspects of treatment, this book helps practitioners understand problems in treatment and shows different ways treatment can be administered.

AD 582

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Ethnic and Multicultural Drug Abuse: Perspective on Current Research

 

The text for this course includes summaries of ethnic-minority drug abuse literature and identifies knowledge gaps, highlighting areas in need of more research. The authors, most from African-American, American Indian, Asian Pacific-American, or Hispanic backgrounds, discuss topics related to the research development process, report research findings, and make research recommendations for African-Americans.

AD 583

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Managing the Dually Diagnosed Patient: Current Issues and Clinical Approaches

 

This course is one of the first to deal with the problems of mentally ill substance abusers. This comprehensive course offers a broad view of the theoretical, conceptual, and practical issues involved in caring for dually diagnosed patients.

AD 590

10 credits

42, 44.07

 

Clinical Training: 1,000 - Hour Externship

 

The student will be required to document 1,000 hours of applied clinical observations and experiences to demonstrate knowledge in the field of addictions counseling at the Master Degree level.

AD 667

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Childhood and Chemical Abuse Prevention / Intervention

 

A compelling text that highlights the most recent prevention and intervention strategies for fighting substance abuse among children and adolescents. Edited by Stephanie Griswold-Ezekoye, M.Ed., MPH; Karol Kumpfer, Ph.D.; and William Bukoski, Ph.D.

AD 669

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Evaluation of Employee Assistance Programs

 

This course reviews the history and development of EAPs in North America and offers practical frameworks and suggestions for planning and implementing these programs.

AD 671

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Practical Approaches in Treating Adolescent Chemical Dependency: A Guide to Clinical Assessment and Intervention

 

This course on adolescent chemical dependence illustrates, in a practical way, the major issues of ongoing care, from intervention and assessment through after care and relapse.

AD 672

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

The Treatment of Shame and Guilt in Alcoholism

 

Experienced alcoholism counselors offer proven strategies for resolving these feelings that are so deeply entangled in the development and perpetuation of alcoholism.

AD 673

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling

 

This course synthesizes the psychodynamic skills, family therapy, and developmental approaches to supervision into a coherent framework that captures the essence of this unique discipline.

AD 674

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Group Psychotherapy with Adult Children of Alcoholics - Treatment Techniques and Countertransference Considerations

 

A powerful course that describes proven strategies for defeating alcohol and drug addiction through the use of group psychotherapy.

AD 676

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Treating Addicted Survivors of Trauma

 

Integrating mental health paradigms with disease models of addiction, this course combines psychotherapeutic techniques with 12-step recovery practices to provide an easy-to-replicate model for the effective assessment and treatment of substance abusers who are survivors of childhood abuse and other traumas.

AD 681

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Chemical Dependency and Intimacy Dysfunction

 

In this course, experts answer pressing questions about the relationship between chemical dependency and intimacy dysfunction and treatment for individuals and families.

AD 682

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Addictive Behaviors

 

The natural history and social etiology of addictive behaviors are examined thoroughly.

AD 683

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

What Works in Drug Abuse Epidemiology

 

An excellent overview of a state-of-the-art drug abuse epidemiology providing the necessary information to approach the first step in solving the drug abuse problem; along with describing and identifying the elements that contribute to it. Featuring lively and descriptive accounts of drug abuse epidemiology from drug abuse researchers, public health experts, and social scientists as they gather and evaluate critical drug abuse information for the particular population served. Authoritative contributors offer practical advice regarding what works in drug abuse epidemiology, what doesn't work, and the reasons why.

AD 690

10 credits

42, 44.07

 

Clinical Training: 1,000 - Hour Externship

 

The student will be required to document 1,000 hours of applied clinical observations and experiences to demonstrate knowledge in the field of addictions counseling at the Ph.D. level.

AS 500

5 credits

42, 44.07

 

Spiritual Psychology I

 

The student will define seven dimensions of life as defined by Howard Clinebell and apply the principles of multidimensional psychotherapy in each of these dimensions. Students will also understand the reconciliation of science and religion and the Happiness Project. This course will help the student develop a fully expressed personal approach to the spiritual aspects of psychology and treatment. The emphasis of this course is on well-being as a sevenfold path to psychospiritual health and wholeness.

AS 501

5 credits

42, 44.07

 

Spiritual Psychology II

 

This course will thoroughly examine applied spirituality as approached through Eastern and Western philosophy and through integrative and multidimensional psychotherapy. This course serves as both a historical perspective as well as a guide to contemporary spiritual practice. Clinical and conceptual concepts, essential to distinguishing spirituality and alternate states of consciousness from maladaptive or pathological disorders, will also be examined.

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