2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Nov 28, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CPD 225 - Special Populations and Substance Use Disorders

Credits: 3
This course explores the attitudes and behavioral patterns of alcohol and substance abuse among special populations such as women, adolescents, gay/lesbian, older adults. Unique considerations relative to the assessment, treatment, and diagnosis of these special populations will be emphasized.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify the unique needs of substance abusers and those at risk for substance abuse within specific populations.
  2. Explain how cultural values and beliefs impact the role of the substance abuse counselor.
  3. Discuss the role of social class and culture on the treatment of diverse populations.
  4. Identify appropriate treatment methods for diverse populations.

Prerequisite: PSY 101   and MHDD 150  

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