PSY4400 Substance Abuse Assessment

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Amanda Graham

Course Description:

This course will discuss various assessments and testing guidelines to utilize in the diagnosis substance abuse disorders. Students will learn about various types of addictions, drugs, and testing protocols. Students will utilize case studies to and past research to gain knowledge in performing psychological assessments used for diagnosis.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This course will relate to students who want to serve in the capacity of assisting clients in need of substance abuse treatment.

Why This Course Is Important:

In todays world, we are seeing an increase in addictions among other stressors. This course is important to the University as it will assist students in learning practices and procedures as well as state and federal laws and regulations needed to provide proper care to clients in need of addictions treatment. Students will also learn evidence base practices to apply to the treatment of their clients, their families, and society.