HUS 1423 - Group Counseling in Substance Abuse
This course introduces the student to the principles and practices of group counseling. Individual and group therapies
are compared and contrasted. Therapeutic factors inherent in group therapy are explored. Training of the group counselor
is explained. Group counseling as it specifically relates to addictions will be emphasized.
HUS 1424 - Counseling the Chemically Dependent Client I
This course provides an overview of counseling/treatment modalities used in chemical dependency. Common problems
encountered in the chemically dependent client will be explored with the focus on 1:1 or individual counseling methods.
HUS 1426 - Counseling the Chemically Dependent Client II
This course expands on theories of counseling as they specifically apply to counseling the chemically dependent client.
The focus of the course is one-on-one counseling according to various theorists. Students will be involved in practicing
these skills so that they can ultimately develop their own eclectic styles. Common clinical obstacles will be explored as they
apply to the active treatment phase and continuing treatment phase.
HUS 1440 - Family Issues and the Chemically Dependent
This course provides an overview of the significant and often times traumatic effects of addiction on the family. The
student is exposed to drug effects on the fetus, physical drug effects on infants, toddlers, and children, the dysfunctional
family, family illness concept, family roles in chemical dependency and codependency.
HUS 1443 - Family Counseling in Addiction
This course provides an overview of family counseling including major theories, tenets of the model, techniques and
clinical applications. It is designed to present an overview so that the addictions therapist becomes aware of signs of family
dysfunction and can make appropriate referrals. Taking this course does not quality one to do family counseling. Specific
modalities useful in the substance abusing family include psycho educational approaches. Alanon and Alateen will be
discussed. The last 4 hours of this class focuses on domestic abuse in the substance abusing family.
HUS 1444 - Co-Dependency
This course explores the concept and disease process of co-dependency. Major issues of co-dependency including
characteristics, family roles and rules are examined. The impact of alcoholism in the family and society
are discussed with the development of adult children of alcoholics. Recovery issues are examined including strategies for
HUS 1450 - Dual Diagnosis-Substance Abuse
This course provides an overview of symptomatology and treatment of chemical dependency and a concurrent
psychiatric diagnosis. Psychiatric disorders covered include major anxiety disorder, depression, post-traumatic mood
disorders and suicide, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit disorder and psychotic disorders. Assessment of
these disorders is emphasized in order that the addictions counselor may assess and appropriately refer. It is emphasized
that this course is an overview in symptomatology rather than treatment because addictions counselors are not qualified to
diagnose or treat concurrent psychiatric disorders. Important issues for addictions counselors such as taking psychotropic
drugs in recovery are explored.