Intervention in the Addictions

PCO 4310

Robert J. Rotunda, Ph.D.

SPRING  2014                                                     TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 2:30 - 3:45 Classroom:  11/122

Office Hours:  Dr. Rotunda
                         Building 41 / Room 226
                         Tuesdays 9:00 - 12:00

                         Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00

                         Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00

TA- Jennifer Feibelman
  (41 / 223)
Mondays 10:00 - 12:00

Tuesdays 10:00 - 12:00

Wednesdays 10:00-12:00
Thursdays 10:00 - 12:00

Contact Info:
                         Phone: (850) 474-2294


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Course Objectives:

This upper-level undergraduate course will examine the complex interplay between biological, psychological, familial, social and cultural factors as they relate to addictive behaviors.  Although the focus will be on alcohol and other drugs and their effects on mind, body, family and community, other pervasive and potentially addictive behaviors such as gambling and eating will be covered.  The course is designed to convey basic information about licit and illicit drugs as well as introduce the student to the prominent theoretical models and clinical methods for assessing and treating addictions.  While it is an introductory course that provides much content in this specialized field, it is not designed to train students to become substance abuse counselors.


Specifically, students will demonstrate content knowledge about:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

Prerequisite Course: PSY 2013 - General Psychology

oCourse Policies and Grading
o Weekly Course Outline
oOn-line Exercises and Course Related Links

oTexts and Readings
oPaper Assignment Guidelines & Extra Credit

o National Survey Drug Use and Health - Prevalence Data

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Department of Psychology, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 32514