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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

CPS 561 - Pharmacology, Physiology and Psychology of Chemical Dependency

Catalog Year 2013-2014

This course focuses on the social, genetic, metabolic and psychological etiologies of chemical dependency. Understanding the various ways in which alcohol and other substances affect the individual, physically as well as psychologically, is central to understanding the problem of chemical dependency and its treatment. Major theories and concepts of chemical dependency will be explored, as well as the chemistry and psychopharmacological properties of alcohol and other frequently abused substances. Implications for assessment and treatment are considered. The course is structured to conform with the training requirements of the Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services and fulfills an essential educational requirement for those students who wish to become certified as Credentialed Alcoholism Counselors (CAC).

PREREQ: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
credit: 3