CMHC 690: Trauma Informed Addiction Treatment

Credits 3.0 3

Trauma-informed care promotes understanding of symptoms from a strengths-based approach and identifies strategies and supports that are designed to be sensitive to the presence of symptoms of trauma. This course explores the link between addiction and trauma with a focus on using trauma-informed approaches to therapy and designing culturally relevant interventions. The role of wellness and spirituality in addiction counseling will be explored. Advanced techniques and interventions are a critical part of the learning in the course, with a strong focus on Motivational Interviewing (MI).