HUSR 1303  with D or better
This course is intended to provide students with the basic skills necessary to counsel individuals and families with substance abuse problems. Through lecture and assigned readings, students will be educated on the different models of treatment that are currently being followed, as well as specific techniques for effective intervention at all levels of care. Basic tools for assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and behavior change strategies will be discussed. Additionally, students will focus on actual skills acquisition through direct practice and feedback via role-plays, videotaping and group discussion. The integration of specific knowledge and skills through practice is the overall goal of this course.