Substance Misuse and Addictions

This course will introduce students to the basic knowledge and skills needed to provide services regarding substance misuse and addictions in school settings. This is a master’s level course that provides counselors preparing to work in schools with an overview of the addictive process. Co-occurring disorders such as process addictions and mental illnesses will also be addressed. Students will develop conceptual knowledge and self-awareness concerning the etiology of addiction, assessment strategies and approaches to intervention.