Discussions – PSY-200-H6060 Foundations of Addictions 22EW6

First, introduce yourself to the class. Include your major and anything you would like to share about yourself. Then address the prompt below.

Compare the 1960 disease model by Jellinek to one of the seven models discussed in your book.
The seven models you can choose from:

Moral model
Psychological model
Family model
Disease model
Biological model
Sociocultural model
Multi-causal model

Include the following in your discussion:

– Provide a statement of your personal definition of addiction (This is just how you see addiction and does not have to have any models of addiction to support it.).
– Include a brief overview of the 1960 disease model by Jellinek and the model you selected.
– Compare and contrast the 1960 disease model by Jellinek and the model you selected for their definition of addiction.

Respond to two of your peers’ definitions. How does your peer’s definition differ from your own? How is it similar?

To complete this assignment, review the

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2-1 Discussion: Support Group

 11:59 PM. Submission restricted before availability starts.

In Module One, you researched support groups both online and in your local area. You are to attend one of these meetings and provide a summary of your experiences. Include in your summary the following information:

  • What type of meeting did you attend?
  • Why did you choose this meeting?
  • What types of addictions were discussed (give a general definition of these addictions)?
  • What was the format of the meeting (online or physical attendance)?
  • What were your expectations of the meeting?
  • What was your conclusion of the meeting?
  • What kind of impact does the addiction have on the individual, his or her family, workplace, and community?
  • What was the motivational level for getting help? Was there mention of support within their family?

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document.

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3-1 Discussion: Assessment Evaluation

  11:59 PM. Submission restricted before availability starts.

You have been asked to evaluate two assessments for the local mental health agency. The agency would like to know the following information:

  • The differences between using a structured, unstructured, and semi-structured assessment
  • What treatment-specific information should be in the assessment?
  • A brief review of the two assessment instruments that you choose:
    • ASI
    • AUDIT
    • AUI
    • CAGE
    • MST
    • MCMI
    • MMPI
    • PAI
    • SASSI-3
    • SASSI-2A
    • T-ACE
    • TWEAK

Respond to one peer who chose the same assessment instrument as you and one who chose a different one. Compare and contrast your answers.

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document.

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4-1 Discussion: Hypothetical Case Study

 11:59 PM. Submission restricted before availability starts.

Tom, 45, occasionally went to the casino with some friends as a fun night out, but lately he noticed himself returning there on his own, spending hours at a time at a single blackjack table. His friends asked him about it, but he brushed off their concerns. As time passed, he spent more time at the casino and often lied to his wife about it.

Based on what you have learned in this module about motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral restructuring, and solution-focused therapy, which approach or approaches do you think are most relevant for Tom’s situation?

Within your discussion, address the following points:

  • Define motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral restructuring, and solution-focused therapy applied to addiction.
  • Based on what you have learned in this module, what are two techniques within each counseling style that you think might be relevant to Tom’s situation?
  • Why do you think the approach(es) you chose would be helpful in Tom’s situation (be specific and detailed)?

Once you have posted, respond to at least two classmates’ posts and discuss the best course of action for Tom.

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document.

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5-1 Discussion: Hypothetical Case Study

 11:59 PM. Submission restricted before availability starts.

Julie uses heroin for her reported chronic pain. She states that if she does not take something for her pain, she becomes depressed and suicidal. She has agreed to see a counselor. She has also stated that she does not know anything about her treatment options but is willing to try any method to overcome her addiction and depression.

Based on what you have learned in this module, explain to her the advantages and disadvantages of the following techniques as well as the possible outcomes:

  • 12-step program
  • Group therapy
  • Behavioral contracting
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Relapse prevention

Once you have posted, review at least two of your classmates’ posts. Read over their advantages/disadvantages and outcomes. Do you share the same? Discuss which options you think would be the best for Julie.

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document.

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6-1 Discussion: Hypothetical Case Study

Submission restricted before availability starts.

Dan and Mary have one son, James, who is 15 years old. James has been caught stealing from the local market numerous times, and he took his parents’ car out for the evening without their permission. James still experiences neck pain from a car accident that he and his mother were involved in two years prior. You learn that he is taking prescription pain medication that is not prescribed, and you have also noticed that Mary comes to the sessions intoxicated. James states that he does not talk to his parents and that he uses the pain medication to help him cope with his family life.

  • Identify the roles that you see James, Dan, and Mary having in this family.
  • What behaviors do you think are related to Mary’s drinking?
  • What are the social, economic, and physiological factors that James presents due to his addiction?
  • Identify at least one factor that one of your peers made that is different from your own, and comment on it. Identify another peer who chose a similar factor, and compare and contrast your answers.

 

7-1 Discussion: Cultural Considerations

 Submission restricted before availability starts.

Counselors strive to create an environment where their clients feel comfortable and safe to discuss their issues. Taking into consideration how culture impacts the ability to build a trusting relationship, what are three factors or specific aspects of diversity that counselors should consider when working with clients from a different culture, who are of a different gender than you, or who are LGBT? Comment on two of your peers’ considerations that are different from the ones you discussed.

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document.

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8-1 Discussion: Definition of Addiction

 11:59 PM. Submission restricted before availability starts.

You started this course eight weeks ago and provided your personal definition of addiction. Revisit your definition. Would you change your definition of addiction? Why or why not? If you would, state your new definition.

Visit the website of the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) and review the code of ethics and credentialing process for an addiction counselor. Choose one ethical area that you feel is especially important and one area that you think could be challenging for new or inexperienced addiction counselors. Comment on at least two peers’ definitions of addiction or ethical concerns.

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document.

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