PSY-424: Twelve-Step Facilitation and Mutual-Help Groups in Addiction Treatment
1 credit hour
Twelve-step facilitation, along with motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy has been identified by National Institutes of Health as an intervention with a significant evidence base. This approach is especially notable in its effectiveness in producing abstinence as opposed to drug and alcohol use reduction. Students will develop beginning skills in providing Twelve-Step Facilitation and be able to differentiate this practice from clients’ participation in Twelve-Step groups. In this course students will be introduced to a variety of mutual help groups, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Women for Sobriety, and Rational Recovery. Finally, students will consider the utility of mutual help groups as adjuncts to addiction treatment of all types. This course provides training for the core functions of referral and counseling.