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Graduate Course Details
Number PSY 820
Title Theory and Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders
Credits 3.0
Prerequisites PSY731 and PSY740, or permission from the Instructor
Winter/Spring 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
S1 3505 1/19/16 - 5/9/16 T 7:00pm - 9:20pm MH-238 Steven M Chisholm
W1 3510 1/4/16 - 1/8/16 MTWRF 8:30am - 4:30pm MH-238 Steven M Chisholm


This course introduces substance abuse theories, research, and treatment. Using a biopsychosocial perspective, students will learn the physiological and psychological effects of alcohol and other drugs, and the effects of substance abuse on individuals, families and communities. Current treatments considered effective for different populations will be discussed.