Contact Hours: 4

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, 


  • Identify criteria and methods for evaluating models and theories
  • Discuss appropriate applications of models.
  • How to access addiction related literature from multiple disciplines
  • Discuss social or cultural issues affecting individuals
  • Review the 5 models of addiction development
  • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each
  • Compare these to accepted models of mental illness and physical disease
  • Explore the biopsychosocial model to develop an understanding of the comprehensive, interactive nature of addiction and mental health on environment, relationships and physical health
  • Create initial treatment goals for a residential treatment program

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