Addictions Counseling - Objectives
Graduates from this major should be able to:
- Explain the biopsychosocial-spiritual dimension of addictions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of sin and God's transformative power and grace using helpers and helping systems across the biopsychosocial and spiritual dimensions of addiction/recovery.
- Synthesize assessment and enhancement of client motivation within a broader context of assessment, treatment planning, and client/system change.
- Differentiate among and evaluate the theories underlying addictions counseling and apply them in practice.
- Discuss the pharmacological properties of major drugs and their impact on the brain and behavior.
- Demonstrate an understanding of ethical practice with diverse populations.
- Facilitate group therapy for addicted individuals effectively.