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Certificate of Advanced Study in Integrative Addiction Therapies


Required Courses
CIT 503Holistic Living For The Caregiver3.00 credits
CIT 624Foundations of Integrative Addiction Therapy3.00 credits
CIT 625Spirituality, Empowerment, and Transformation3.00 credits
CIT 631Introduction to Nutritional Neuroscience3.00 credits

Course Descriptions

CIT 503 Holistic Living For The Caregiver - 3.00 credits

This course is designed to take students on an experiential journey toward a holistic way of living that emphasizes a mind-body-spirit approach. Emphasizes development of healthy, nutritious eating, effective exercise, and guidelines for incorporating basic supplementation. Students stress reduction and management techniques including breathing, walking and music. Integrates spiritual concepts.

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CIT 624 Foundations of Integrative Addiction Therapy - 3.00 credits

This course introduces the health care professional to the foundational principles of integrative healthcare. Students will review the neuroscience of addiction and the neuronutrional model of addiction. It provides the student with an understanding of complementary and integrative therapies (CIT) which can be used during the recovery phase of addiction treatment. Care of the recovering client will be viewed from many disciplines, allowing practitioners the perspective needed to enhance the physical, emotional/mental and spiritual aspects of healing throughout the recovery process.

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CIT 625 Spirituality, Empowerment, and Transformation - 3.00 credits

Advanced recovery from addiction requires the development of an expanded sense of self that is communal and spiritual in awareness. This course serves as an introduction to the significance of spiritual development using the 12-steps as spiritual practice and the wisdom of the great spiritual leaders, philosophers, and psychologists of our time. This course offers insight and practices that can energize the spirit, increase inner peace and work at the deepest root of the addiction process, providing students with the tools necessary to promote successful long-term recovery of those suffering from addictions.

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CIT 631 Introduction to Nutritional Neuroscience - 3.00 credits

This course explores the emerging interdisciplinary field of nutritional neuroscience that relates directly to many healthcare and quality-of-life issues at the forefront of modern society, in particular to addictions. Students will review the foundational neuroscience of addiction and the neuronutritional model of addiction. This course examines specific neuronutritional agents that are now used for their effects on behavior or brain function as it relates to addictions, the primary focus of the field of nutritional neuroscience.

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