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2020-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COUN 762 - Drug and Alcohol Counseling

3 Credits

562 Prerequisite(s): None Students will develop skills in the application of counseling techniques that are used with individuals who abuse drugs and alcohol. The course will be divided into two parts. In the first part, the importance of philosophical assumptions about “drug abusers” will be examined. Students will begin to articulate and examine their own philosophies of counseling individuals who abuse drugs. Secondly, basic counseling techniques will be demonstrated, and students will participate in exercises and case consultations to develop their own skills. In these two ways, students will be exposed to the applications of philosophies and techniques in counseling the individual who abuses drugs, in particular, and the individual with an “addictive lifestyle,” in general. Site visits to drug abuse clinics will be required.