Introduction to Addiction and COD-Independent Study (516IS)


Course Memo

This course is focused on the history, development, and dynamics of addiction and co-occurring disorders. Students will review the foundations of addictions counseling, and the etiology, theories, and models of addictions and addictive behaviors, with special attention given to the Adlerian perspective and multicultural counseling considerations. In this course, students explore the impact of addiction and co-occurring disorders on the family, and relational dynamics, risk and resilience factors, and principles and philosophies of self-help methods. Students will examine culture, trauma, and epigenetics related to addiction and co-occurring disorders.