Course Detail
Course Components:
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisite: Admission to Alcohol/Drug Program.
Course Attribute:
University Connected Learning
Students are introduced to the concept of substance dependence as a self-medication phenomenon. Models of healthy psychosocial development are presented along with theories of developmental deviations leading to disorders of the self. Students are also introduced to the DSM-IV system of psychiatric diagnosis and to the concept of dual diagnosis. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on comprehensive, individualized assessment and intervention.