Counseling 501: Biopsychosocial and Spiritual Perspectives on Addiction Family Ministry Advanced Program
Instructor: Christine E. Agaibi, M.A. (ABD) (Ph.D. Candidate in Counseling Psychology) Email: email@example.com Required Text: 1) Handbook for Christ-Centered Substance Abuse and Addiction Counselors – By Michael Belzman, PhD – Xulon Press – 2010 – ISBN-9781609578091 2) Combining Medication and Psychosocial Treatments for Addictions – The Brenda Approach – By Joseph Volpiccelli, Helen Pettinati, A. Thomas McLellan, and Charles P. O’Brien – The Guilford Press 2001 – ISBN – 1-57230-618-1 Supplemental Material will be supplied by the instructor throughout the course. Important and Useful Website: www.samhsa.gov – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration Course Description: This is a survey course, which covers biological, social, psychological, and spiritual perspectives on addiction in four modules. This course will examine a holistic view of addictions as well as interventions and positive psychological and spiritual interventions. Course Objectives:
- Understand fundamentals of addiction.
- Understanding biological perspective on addiction
- Understanding psychological perspective on addiction
- Understanding social perspectives on addiction
- Understanding spiritual perspective on addiction.
- Understanding interventions (spiritual and positive psychology interventions)
- Understand God’s grace related to the biopsychosocial and spiritual model on addiction