This course is suggested as a preparatory course for the Concurrent Disorders Certificate Program.
This course aims to help learners further their understanding of addictive behaviour, which in the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual includes both substances use issues and problem gambling. We present the biopsychosocial plus (BPS+) model of addiction, which provides a multidimensional way of understanding this complex field.
The main themes in this course include:
This course covers key concepts and frameworks in the field of addictions and addiction services. It is intended to familiarize course participants to these concepts at an introductory level. The goal is to balance an emphasis on substance-related and behavioural addictions and to discuss the commonalities between the two. As such, different types of drugs and other substances, their effects, and the different approaches to treatment are presented briefly throughout the course. While this course presents an overview to the topic of addiction, specifically substance use and gambling issues, it also makes reference to mental health issues and to concurrent disorders.
After successfully completing this course, learners will be able:
This course includes instructional activities throughout, including case scenarios for group discussion, interactive review quizzes and embedded self-reflection questions to help link content to practice.
Please note: This course requires you to use an internet browser, but the system does not support Microsoft Internet Explorer. Do not use that to access the course.
Instead, use one of the following:
· Apple Safari
· Google Chrome
· Microsoft Edge
· Mozilla Firefox
For more details, please read the browser and compatibility support page.
Course start and end dates: April 26 - June 20, 2021
To register please select the link below to register:https://app.certain.com/profile/3233497
Please review the cancellation policy.
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