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University of Texas at Austin
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Sw 360k - Current Welfare Issues
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THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK Course Number SW 360K Unique Number Instructor Lori Holleran Ph D ACSW E mail lorikay mail utexas edu Semester Spring 2003 Phone Meeting Time Thurs 2 30 5 30 SSW 2 122 Meeting Place 232 9330 Office Room 3 122F Office Hours Tuesday Thursday 11 00 noon or by appointment DYNAMICS OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE I COURSE DESCRIPTION This course examines the incidence and etiology of chemical dependence and its impact on individuals families and society The course also addresses pharmacological properties and physiological psychosocial and cultural aspects of psychoactive substances assessment and classification of substance use disorders and special characteristics of diverse population groups The course is organized using a bio psychosocial spiritual framework with aspects of the transtheoretical model II COURSE OBJECTIVES By the end of the semester students should be able to 1 Demonstrate an understanding of the incidence of chemical dependence and its impact on individuals families and communities 2 Compare and critically evaluate major models and theories of chemical dependence including the impact of social and ecological factors on development maintenance and treatment of substance abuse and dependence 3 Discuss the pharmacological properties and physiological and psychological effects of drugs and alcohol 4 Demonstrate an understanding of assessment and classification of psychoactive substance dependence and abuse and the concept of multiple diagnoses 5 Identify and describe the effects of chemical dependence on families and communities with special attention to characteristics such as involvement with the criminal justice system gender age culture socioeconomic status sexual orientation and ability 6 Discuss and evaluate methods designed to motivate chemically dependent individuals and their families to use available treatment programs and community self help resources 1 III METHODS OF INSTRUCTION The primary means



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