SWP 920 Addressing Substance Use and Abuse

This course focuses on current best practices in addiction treatment, with an emphasis on linking theory, research and practice. Assessment tools and research-based treatment interventions are critically examined for their relevance and application to diverse client populations. Self-help, alternative treatment approaches and methods of evaluating treatment outcome are also explored. Students will leave the course with core knowledge and skills in applying different treatment approaches to a variety of service settings and contexts. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisites: (SWP 302, SWP 331, SWP 335, SWP 341, SWP 402 and SWP 435) or Direct Entry Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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