Apr 21, 2024  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CASC 350 - Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for Addiction


Credit(s): 3
This course examines concepts essential to understanding the process of Clinical Assessment/Evaluation and Treatment for addictive behaviors. The course will review the modern theoretical viewpoints of Clinical Assessment/Evaluation and Treatment of addictions including psychosocial assessment, the stages of change, and cognitive-behavioral models of addiction treatment. Students will be familiarized with the diagnostic criteria for alcohol and substance use disorders utilizing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The course offers an introduction to case management, treatment planning, goal setting with measurable objectives, time frames; activities, evaluation, relapse-prevention, and discharge planning. A final section of the course will expose students to medications that have been developed to augment the treatment of addictions and ways medication and counseling can work together. 



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