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COUN 541 (MHLTHSCI 544) ADDICTION AND THE FAMILY SYSTEM (3-0-3) (F,S). Examination of mutigenerational impact of addiction (drugs, alcohol, work, religion, internet, gambling etc.) on the family system. In addition to dysfunctional roles developed to cope with addiction, class also compares and contrasts communication strategies and parenting styles of unhealthy and healthy family systems. Risk and protective factors, stages of change, and continuum of care from prevention, intervention, treatment and aftercare are addressed. May be taken for COUN or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both addressed. May be taken for COUN or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both. PREREQ: HLTHST 109 or COUN/MHLTHSCI 545 or PERM/INST.

COUN 543 (MHLTHSCI 543) ASSESSING AND MANAGING ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH RISKS (3-0-3) (F) (Even years.) Introduction to comprehensive adolescent risk assessment and treatment planning. Examination of current and available comprehensive adolescent assessments, current and available specialized assessments, report writing approaches and effective treatment processes. May be taken for COUN or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both. PREREQ: Graduate standing.

COUN 544 (MHLTHSCI 564) SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROBLEMS (3-0-3) (F). Emphasis on screening and assessment tool-procedures for substance abuse. Application of current interventions and screening processes. Legal, social, ethical, and health implications will be investigated. May be taken for COUN or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both. PREREQ: HLTHST 109 or COUN.MHLTHSCI 545 or PERM/INST.

COUN 545 (MHLTHSCI 545) FOUNDATIONS OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY (3-0-3) (F,S). An overview of the pharmacological and physiological effects of chemical dependency. Special attention is given to how substance abuse impacts brain chemistry and how brain chemistry impacts substance abuse. May be taken for COUN or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

COUN 546 (MHLTHSCI 565) ASSESSMENT AND CASE MANAGEMENT OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROBLEMS (3-0-3) (S). Emphasis on case management techniques including legal, social, ethical, and health implications. May be taken for COUN or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both. PREREQ: MHLTHSCI 564 or COUN 544 or PERM/INST.

COUN 547 (MHLTHSCI 547) CHEMICAL ADDICTIONS AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION (3-0-3) (S). Introduction to professional, ethical, legal, and practical aspects of chemical addictions and violence prevention (primary and secondary) in the schools and other settings (e.g., adolescent treatment). Examination of current research and available curriculum models, current identification and intervention approaches, and effective prevention programming. Historical and social contexts (e.g., Safe and Drug Free Schools and communities initiative) also included. May be taken for COUN or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both. PREREQ: Graduate standing.

COUN 550 (MHLTHSCI 568) DIAGNOSES, ASSESSMENT, AND TREATMENT PLANNING (2-0-2) (F) (Odd years.) Examination of concepts of “mental disorders,” DSM classification systems, and the diagnostic benefits and diagnostic problems inherent in such systems. An introduction and overview of the major psychopathological syndromes of adolescents and adults(especially in the area of Co-morbidity of Substance Abuse/Dependence and other MSN IV diagnoses) to facilitate appropriate use of assessment – diagnostic – treatment links (including treatment planning). May be taken for COUN or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

COUN 551 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY WITH OLDER ADULTS (3-0-3) (SU) (Even years). Examination of common psychopharmacology issues with older adults, including medications for anxiety and depressive disorders, dementia. Drug combinations and interactions included.

COUN 556 GRIEF AND LOSS COUNSELING (1-0-1) (SU) (Even years). Explores the grieving process people experience after the death of a loved one. It also focuses on the losses and trauma people experience during the dying process. Much of the content with also focus on losses people experience throughout their lives.

COUN 558 DEPRESSION (1-0-1) (S). Examines depression as both an academic subject and personal expression of mood associated with health and psychological problems. Assesses the symptoms, causes and related treatments for the range of depressive related problems from situational based depression and grief reactions to major clinical depression and bipolar disorder.

COUN 567 (MHLTHSCI 567) CLINICAL SUPERVISION PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE (1-0-1) (SU). Theory and skill development for practitioners who are or will be supervising interns and/ or professionals in school, agency, and other settings. Topics include ethical issues in clinical supervision, models and best practices, documentation, and troubleshooting problematic dynamics. May be taken for COUN or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

MHLTHSCI 548 COUNSELING TECHNIQUES FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (3-0-3) (F). Topics to include interviewing and questioning techniques, client observation and influencing skills, and ethics. Special emphasis is give to confrontation techniques which can help break through the denial system of patients and help determine sound treatment plans.

CJ 522 JUVENILE OFFENDERS, CRIME, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN IDAHO (3-0-3) (F). Examination of current processes in juvenile justice, policy, probation, and utilization of community based resources in Idaho . Emphasis will be placed on understanding issues and policy applications at the local and state level. PREREQ: CJ 509 or CJ 512.