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Foundations in Addiction Studies

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ADDS 5011

Delivery Method
Fully online
Tuition | Fees

About This Course

Theoretical perspectives/concepts related to etiology of alcohol/drug dependency/abuse. Emphasizes bio-psycho-social models of addiction/disease: psychodynamics, social learning, contingency, family systems. Connection of theory to empirical research.

Sample textbooks: 
Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective. 3rd Ed.
Treating Substance Abuse: Theory and Technique. 3rd Ed. 


Elizabeth Bassett

Senior Social Worker Adult Behavioral Health, Hennepin County Diversion Court

Heidi Kammer-Hodge

Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Jackson Recovery Centers

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Ann Becher-Ingwalson

In addition to being a resident faculty member, Ann is also the Internship Liaison to the Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health and the Master of Professional Studies in Addictions Counseling. She teaches a number of courses in the IBH and ADDC programs while serving as a valuable resource for students navigating the internship program. Since 1994, her primary focus has been working with children, adolescents, and families. Ann holds a dual license as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor from the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. She received her PsyD from Capella University.