Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: PSY                                     Course Number: 268                                    
Course Title: Therapeutic Interventions in Chemical Dependency
Subject: Psychology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course focuses on a variety of therapeutic issues and counseling techniques involved in the treatment of alcoholism. Initial interviewing, diagnostic assessment, consultation with family members, and development of a treatment plan are studied. Emphasis is placed on developing methods for maintaining a therapeutic alliance and dealing with acting out and resistance. Technical problems in interviewing, leading groups, and working with families are explored through the use of case material and role playing methods.

Prerequisite: ENG 101 and PSY 101.
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: