Prerequisite: Completion of all third year courses in the Clinical Specialization Stream and permission of the Instructor

This course provides working knowledge surrounding the history and contemporary structural forces contributing to substance use among Indigenous peoples, families and communities. Various theories and models of substance use are connected to human services interventions including the application of the bi-psycho-social-spiritual approach, stages of changes as well as harm-reduction. The treatment of substance use and models of recovery are considered with particular focus on Indigenous-centered models of healing and recovery.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.