330—Research for Substance Abuse Professionals,
This course prepares students to critique and
analyze research and prepare a literature review in the field of substance
abuse. Prerequisite: 427 or PSYC 305, PSYC 205, 340.
416—Mindfulness for Mental Health
Professionals, 1 Cr.
The practice of Mindfulness is a
growing evidence-based practice. Mindfulness develops our potential to
experience each moment, no matter how difficult or intense, with serenity and
clarity. The approach provides life-long tools to help maximize life, even in
the midst of stress, pain, and difficulty, so they may live free from
423—Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Professional Issues, 3 Cr.
Two hours instruction/two hours lab per
course serves as a capstone of the AODA program. The student will develop a
theoretical foundation and effective counseling skills for work in the
specialized field of substance abuse disorders. Topics to be covered will
include philosophies, practices, policies, and outcomes of the most generally
accepted and scientifically supported models of treatment, recovery, relapse
prevention, and continuing care for addiction and other substance-use related
problems. A high degree of academic autonomy is expected from students in this
course. Prerequisites: PSYC 205, 270; PSYC 422 or concurrent enrollment. (Equivalent
to PSYC 423.)
427—Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional
Skills, 3 Cr.
This course focuses on the application
of assessment and treatment planning to the field of substance abuse. Topics
include assessment instruments and procedures, psychosocial interviews,
development of behavior treatment goals, record keeping, case management and
ethical considerations. Prerequisite: PSYC 205. (Equivalent to PSYC 427.)
481—Addiction Studies Practicum, 2-4
in the field of addiction studies plus one hour of class per week. Placements
are off-campus, part-time, and with or without pay. Placements will be in
agencies providing psychological services relevant to addiction studies, and a
mental health professional will be on-site to provide supervision. Students
will participate in individual and/or group helping relationships. Credit for
experiences must be sought prior to occurrence, and learning contracts must be
submitted before the end of the first week of the semester. Prerequisite: PSYC
340. Restricted to students with junior standing or higher. May be repeated for
credit. (Equivalent to PSYC 481.)
489—Advanced Research and Practice, 1-4
Students will implement the research
they developed in their research methods course or complete a
faculty-supervised internship (with approval). This will include a one-hour
meeting of all students each week with the faculty directing the course.
Prerequisite: PSYC 330. Restricted to students with junior standing or higher.
May be repeated for credit. (Equivalent to PSYC 489.)
498—Praxis Synthesis in Addiction
Studies, 3 Cr.
Students will integrate their course
work and their experiences into a culminating research project in addiction
studies prior to graduation. This project will be presented in written form,
and shared with peers and faculty members in the program. Restricted to
students in the two-year addiction studies transfer program.
499—Addiction Studies Capstone, 1 Cr.
In the capstone course, students
prepare a formal report in APA style of an internship, advanced research, or
other approved experience. Students also present their report to a scholarly
audience, and refine their academic portfolio, which is then presented to the
faculty for review prior to graduation. Restricted to students with junior
standing or higher. Prerequisite: 487, 489 or concurrent. (Equivalent to PSYC