Certificate in Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

CalSouthern’s Certificate in Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency is an 18-credit program, comprised of the following six required courses:


Chemical Dependency Courses

PSY 87542 Eating Disorders

Credits : 3

This course examines the history, concepts, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders and multi-diagnostic presentations, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual criteria. The focus of study is on the social, cultural, familial, gender related, developmental and legal-ethical context of eating disorders. Assessment and intervention from evidence based psychotherapy and family models will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Identify physiological, psychological and psycho-social aspects of eating disorders
  • Integrate multicultural perspectives and legal/ethical issues in treatment
  • Illustrate diagnosis and treatment plans using evidence based interventions
  • Formulate and hypothesize normal from maladaptive eating behaviors
  • Consider research on theories and treatment of eating and co-occurring disorders
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
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