ILAS Seminar-E2

Numbering Code U-LAS70 10002 SE50 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type seminar
Target Year Mainly 1st year students Target Student For all majors
Language English Day/Period Wed.5
Instructor name SAHKER, ETHAN KYLE (Graduate School of Medicine Assistant Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Addictive disorders like drug and alcohol dependence, internet addiction, and gambling disorders are a widespread problem affecting millions of people in Japan and across all cultures. Nearly everyone knows someone affected by addiction, from "kitchen drinkers" and methamphetamine use disorders, to those with video gaming addiction. This course is designed to help students understand why people become addicted, problems associated with addiction, and how recovery is conceptualized. This course will provide students with an understanding of how addictions develop and how they are maintained. Students will gain knowledge in the biological, psychological, and social factors of addiction. Then, they will learn about distinct types of addictive disorders. Further, students will gain knowledge in the methods of identification and behavioral concepts in addiction recovery. At the end of the course, students will understand how addictions are conceptualized and the processes involved with punishment and rehabilitation.
Course Goals To gain basic knowledge of problems associated with addiction
To learn about the biological, psychological, and social factors of addiction
To understand the ethics considered in addiction
To understand the psychological concepts of addiction recovery
Schedule and Contents 1. Addiction Background and Prevalence
2. Neurobiology of Addiction
3. Psychology of Addiction
4. Social Influences of Addiction
5. Substance Use Disorders (Alcohol and Drugs)
6. Behavioral Addictions (Technology and Gambling)
7. Assessment and Diagnosis
8. Laws and Ethics
9. Punishment and Rehabilitation
10. Clinical Access and Referral
11. Cognitive Behavioral Concepts
12. Motivational Interviewing, Support Groups, and Relapse Prevention
13. Presentations I
14. Presentations II
15. Final Exam
16. Feedback
Evaluation Methods and Policy 30% - Group Presentations
30% - Final Exam
20% - Short Personal Reflection Paper
20% - Attendance and Active Participation
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students are expected to complete assigned readings and assignments before class.
Textbooks Textbooks/References No Textbook will be used. Materials will be provided in class.
References, etc. Reference materials will be provided in class.
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