2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Jul 19, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COUN 8730 - Counseling Addictive Disorders


(5 cr.) In this course, students are provided with a foundation for counseling clients with both substance-related and behavioral addictions. In this course, students examine historical perspectives and current trends in addiction treatment, as well as the biological and environmental influences on the etiology of addiction. Techniques and processes for assessment and diagnosis are examined in the context of individual, group, and systemic perspectives, with attention given to developmental and multicultural influences on addiction. Influences of public policy and advocacy on addiction and treatment are also examined.



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