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Courses for the Addictions Minor

Note: PSYC 101 is a prerequisite for all courses listed below.

PSYC 470 Introduction to Chemical Addictions

3 credits
Joint-listed with PSYC 570
Understanding how individuals develop an addiction to psychoactive chemicals and how they recover from such an addiction; recognition, assessment, and treatment of various chemical addictions and how to do interventions for addicted individuals and their families; topics include drugs of abuse, symptoms and warning signs of chemical addiction, assessment, codependency, interventions, treatment, and recovery. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.

PSYC 472 Introduction to the Pharmacology of Psychoactive Drugs

3 credits
Joint-listed with PSYC 572
Overview of neural mechanisms, behavioral responses, and addictive aspects of psychoactive drugs. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.

PSYC 473 Blood and Airborne Pathogens: HIV/STDs/Hepatitis/TB

3 credits
Joint-listed with PSYC 573
Overview of HIV/AIDS, TB, and other STDs; preparing counselors to work with clients to prevent these diseases or counsel clients who have acquired these diseases; making counselors examine issues related to human sexuality and biases about sexually related topics. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.

PSYC 474 Record Keeping and Case Management in Chemical Addictions Counseling

3 credits
Joint-listed with PSYC 574
Exploration and examination of the sequence of events and services that clients encounter as they begin and move through the treatment process in a typical addictions treatment setting, as outlined in the Twelve Core Functions and Global Criteria of the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC); study of the Twelve Core Functions and the Addiction Counseling Competencies relevant to each area. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.

PSYC 475 Professional Ethics in Addictions Counseling

3 credits
Joint-listed with PSYC 581
Overview of ethical issues and decision making related to addictions counseling; ethics related to harm reduction models and other issues. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.

PSYC 476 Relapse Prevention in Chemical Addictions Counseling

3 credits
Joint-listed with PSYC 576
Overview of addictions relapse, issues and triggers related to relapse, prevention of relapse, and issues related to addictions relapse in general. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.

PSYC 478 Individual and Group Therapy Techniques in Chemical Addictions Counseling

3 credits
Joint-listed with PSYC 578
Techniques related to individual and group counseling of chemical addictions clients; helping skills such as active listening, problem solving, paraphrasing; numerous role plays and other practicum exercises; information about group therapy with actual experience of being part of a group. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.

PSYC 482 Client Screening, Assessment, and Placement

3 credits
Joint-listed with PSYC 582
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of substance abuse screening and assessment. This includes information related to interviewing techniques, substance abuse diagnosis, testing instruments, client placement, and issues or problems that influence the assessment environment. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.

Psychology & Communication Studies

Physical Address:
206 Student Health Center

Mailing Address:
Psychology & Communications Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID 83844-3043

Phone: 208-885-6324

Fax: 208-885-7710

Email: psyc-comm@uidaho.edu

Web: Psychology and Communication Studies Department

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