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CROL650. Addiction and the Offender Population

This course is designed to explore the dynamics of addiction counseling, with a focus on the offender population; and with a particular emphasis on motivational interviewing and stages of the addiction treatment process. This course will also examine diagnosis and the components of the treatment process including the development of treatment plans, goal setting, and appropriate referrals to treatment modalities. Students will explore differences in working with the offender population particularly as it relates to sanctions necessary for effective supervision and support from the criminal justice System. Professional pitfalls will be clarified. Students will also acquire basic knowledge of the pharmacology and neurobiology of drugs and setting up meaningful urine testing programs. (3 credit hours)