University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jun 25, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022
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CAS 760 - Individual & Group Counseling for Addictions

(3 units)
Therapeutic interventions, techniques and strategies for intervening with individuals, groups affected by alcohol and other drugs. (CAS 760 and CEP 760 are cross-listed; credit may be earned in one of the two.)

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall - Odd Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. articulate the various theories, models, and therapies that underpin counseling individuals with addictive disorders.
2. demonstrate an understanding of how core counseling theories are utilized and/or adapted for work with clients addressing substance use disorders.
3. demonstrate effective individual and group counseling skills as they apply to working with the addicted population.
4. identify the variables impacting special populations and determine effective interventions for working with these clients.
5. identify “self” factors that might create barriers to effective clinical work when counseling clients with addictive disorders.
6. demonstrate ability to practice “use of self” flexibility for improving clinical strategies and options.
7. detail the theories and approaches identified as “best practices” when working with addicted clients individually or in group settings.

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