Addictions: Assessment and Treatment
0.5 Credit

This course helps students develop a critical understanding of social work theory and practice related to a variety of addiction issues including substance-related concerns, process addictions, and concurrent disorders. Students are introduced to a range of theoretical perspectives, and learn to view addiction as an outcome of various factors including individual, familial, social, cultural, and historical environments. This course reviews the development of diverse assessment and treatment approaches along the continuum of support, and assists students in learning how various perspectives influence the implementation of interventions in an assortment of service delivery contexts and across a number of vulnerable populations.