Addiction Interventions ADDN-112

Course Code ADDN-112
Course Name Addiction Interventions
Category Health Professionals
Description Addiction Interventions introduces interventions and treatment strategies related to the field of addictions. This course has been approved for study credit by the Canadian Addiction Counsellors' Certification Federation (CACCF).

Presented through lectures and interactive discussions, counselling and treatment modalities form an integral part of the course. Topics include: motivational issues in addictions interventions, behavioural self-control training, counsellor self-care and trauma, the transtheoretical model of change, case management approach, and assessing alcohol and drug problems.

Once you complete the Addition Interventions course, you will have:

• Completed an overview of five models of addiction;
• Learned the bio-pyscho-social model of addiction;
• Learned the principles of client treatment matching and a case management approach;
• Explored current models of assessment, interviewing and drug history taking;
• Discussed principles of assessment and referral;
• Explored and practiced motivational interviewing techniques;
• Learned skills for advising and working with an alcohol-using client regarding treatment goals;
• Practiced relapse prevention skills within current models of relapse prevention;
• Learned the transtheoretical model of change;
• Learned the principles of behavioural self-control training;
• Learned the principles of coping skills and cue exposure training;
• Learned the principles of a community reinforcement approach;
• Explored working with special populations, including but not limited to, women, men, older persons, youth, LGBTTIQQ2SA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgendered, intersex, queer, questioning, two-spirited and allies) clients, mandated clients, aboriginal healing and trauma;
• Presented a group presentation and a final paper on a topic integrating principles of matching, the transtheoretical model of change and the special populations.
Notes Blended Course: a course that blends online/e-learning and classroom delivery. Substantial parts of the content is delivered online, reducing / replacing the amount of face-to-face time. Discussions, team projects, and activities are used for learning.

Each class has 4 face to face classes (12 hours) and online/e-learning classes (30 hours)
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