Jun 20, 2024  
National University Volume 86B-2 Catalog - April 2024 
    
National University Volume 86B-2 Catalog - April 2024
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PSY-8605 - Evidence-Based Practice in Addictions and Rehabilitation

Semester Credits: 3 Weeks: 12

This course provides an overview of evidence-based practices essential to effective treatment, rehabilitation and sustained recovery for substance use disorders. Emphasized are models of addiction (including biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives); diagnostic criteria and its relevance to treatment; patient placement criteria; and modes and models of addiction treatment. Included is an exploration of clinical trials leading to the use of empirical evidence in treatment modalities and recognition of the significance of maintaining fidelity in the implementation of evidence-based practices. Other considerations include the assessment and treatment of co-occurring disorders, family involvement, multicultural factors and the importance of individualizing care as a means toward relapse prevention and sustained recovery.



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