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MHC 536 Introduction to Addiction Counseling and Psychopharmacology

Content: General survey course providing a broad overview of the field of addiction counseling and the impact of addiction on child, adolescent, and adult populations. The course will summarize key points drawn from the following areas: the American experience with addiction and recovery, theoretical explanations for understanding addiction and dual diagnosis, basic pharmacology and neuroscience, and assessment and treatment issues specific to dual diagnosis and addiction counseling.
Prerequisites: Take MHC 503, CPSY 506, MHC 509, MHC 513, CPSY 522, and CPSY 550.
Corequisites: MHC 524, MHC 534.
Credits: 2 semester hours.