Amanda Edwards Stewart
Examines the biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors involved in drug dependency. Examines prevention, intervention, treatment, and 12-step programs including those related to various ethnic and cultural groups. Prerequisite: either TPSYCH 100 or PSYCH 101.
This class not only covers the major drug classifications, it also is very heavy on treatment of drug use. Specifically, learning Motivational Interviewing, a therapy type, in some depth. Expect to spend a little more than half of the class time in lecture over specific drugs and a third in learning how to provide Motivational Interviewing as well as basic counseling skills (which you will learn in class).
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