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2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog 
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SUDC 380 - Nature, Assessment, and Treatment of Food Addiction

This course teaches about the nature, assessment and treatment for food addiction as a chemical dependency. Students will learn about the new field of food addiction. They will look at the scientific arguments for and against food as a substance use disorder. The course is designed to introduce a variety of assessment tools and to give practice in using them. Students explore several models of treatment appropriate to early-stage, middle stage, and late stage food addiction. This course will also examine specific existing programs to treat addiction and how to refer clients to them.

Credits: 3