Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Student Learning Outcomes

Course Number Course Outcome
AD 14Advanced Internship/Seminar^ Students successfully completing AD 14 will be able to complete an admission process for eligible clients. ^ Students successfully completing AD 14 will be able to determine the scope of client's problems and decide on need level of intervention. ^ Students successfully completing AD 14 will be able to provide referrals for clients. ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate competency in basic counseling skills. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to prepare a professional assessment and treatment plan. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to present case studies and identify clinical and ethical issues. (MO)
AD 1Alcohol/Drug Dependency^ Students successfully completing AD 1 will be able to discuss the development of drug control in the US legal system. ^ Students will be able to describe the impact of substance abuse on the community, family, and individual. (MO) ^ Students will be able to describe the term "addiction" and explain various theories of causation. ^ Students will be able to Identify and describe different approaches used in the treatment of addictions. (MO) ^ Students will be able to Identify and describe the different psychoactive substances used in America . (MO)
AD 3Chemical Dependency: Intervention, Treatment and Recovery^ Students successfully completing AD 3 will be able to identify and describe various modalities in the treatment of addictions. ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to analyze the effectiveness of major treatment modalities and support systems in recovery. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to describe medical and behavioral models of addiction treatment. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to describe the etiology and symptomology of addiction. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to list methods of intervention in addiction. (MO)
AD 5Chemical Dependency: Prevention and Education^ Students successfully completing AD 5 will be able to compare and contrast drug program effectiveness ^ Students successfully completing AD 5 will be able to examine different prevention programs overall projected effectiveness based on research analysis. ^ Students successfully completing AD 5 will be able to identify each of the five steps involved in developing a prevention program. ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to examine different prevention programs and evaluate their effectiveness based on research analysis. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to identify each of the five steps involved in developing a prevention program. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to identify groups considered "at risk" for drug abuse and addiction in the community. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to identify societal attitudes toward alcohol and drug abuse. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to summarize governmental and law enforcement efforts to stop drug trafficking and sales (locally, nationally, and internationally. (MO)
AD 10Client Record and Documentation^ Employers will be satisfied with students charting skills ^ Students successfully competing AD 10 will be able to write treatment plans with behavior objectives. ^ Students successfully completing AD 10 will demonstrate record keeping that meets legal and ethical standards. ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to describe record keeping that meets legal and ethical standards. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to explain the process of biopsychosocial assessment of clients. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to explain the purpose of client record documentation. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to prepare effective discharge and aftercare planning documentation in clinical records. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to utilize terminology and standard abbreviations in order to use clinical records as a treatment tool. (MO)
AD 6Dual Diagnosis^ Students successfully completing AD 6 will be able to describe the relationship between psychiatric disorders and substance abuse. ^ Students successfully completing AD 6 will be able to identify and assess the major psychiatric disorders that co-occur with substance use disorders. ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to describe the social and political issues effecting the treatment of co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of evidence-based treatment approaches for clients with co-occurring disorders. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to identify and understand the use of psychiatric medications for treatment of mental illness and addiction. (MO)
AD 9Family Counseling^ Students successfully completing AD 9 will be able to accurately analyze and describe the dynamics of the addictive family. ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to accurately assess, identify and analyze family problems/needs and implement appropriate interventions.(MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate competency in basic family counseling skills through role-play and experiential exercises. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to explain and apply the use of the genogram as a family counseling and assessment tool. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to Identify and explain dynamics of a normal family system and the dynamics of a dysfunctional family system. (MO)
AD 8Group Process and Leadership^ Students successfullly completing AD 8 will demonstrate competency in basic group counseling skills. ^ Students successfully completing AD 8 will be able to demonstrate 5 specific skills/techniques required as an effective group leader for competency in role-playing situations. ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to apply and demonstrate effective group counseling skills. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to compare and contrast interventions for specifically identified problems with resistance and denial.(MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to explain group process as a vehicle of personal change. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to identify and apply various counseling theories and techniques in group settings. (MO)
AD 13Internship/Seminar^ Students successfully completing AD 13 will be able to identify the role of the intern in the clinical facility. ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to assess and analyze the techniques used by professionals in the field of substance abuse treatment. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to identify and apply ethical and legal requirements for addictions counselors. (MO)
AD 4Issues in Domestic Violence^ Students successfully completing AD 4 will be able to explain anger management interventions. ^ Students successfully completing AD 4 will be able to explain theories of domestic violence. ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to assess, identify, and analyze client problems/needs and implement appropriate interventions in relation to domestic violence. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to describe the social and psychological dynamics of domestic violence. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to explain the relationship between substance abuse and domestic violence. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to identify and explain the primary theories of domestic violence. (MO
AD 2Physiological Effects of Alcohol/Drugs^ Students successfully completing AD 2 will be able to describe and explain different theories relative to the etiology of addiction. ^ Students successfully completing AD 2 will be able to identify the types and functions of neurotransmitters in the brain. ^ Students successfully completing AD 2 will describe the effects of psychoactive substances on the brain and body. ^ Students will be able to describe the impact of drugs and alcohol on society as a whole. (MO) ^ Students will be able to identify and analyze the short and long-term effects of alcohol and drugs on the body. (MO) ^ Students will be able to identify and describe current evidence based practices in the treatment of addictions. (MO)
AD 11Techniques of Intervention and Referral^ Students successfully completing AD 11 will be able to implement active listening skills during counseling sessions. ^ Students successfully completing AD 11 will demonstrate proficiency in basic counseling skills. ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate basic counseling skills in a role playing situation. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate one-on-one interviewing techniques. (MO) ^ Students successfully completing the course will be able to explore beginning approaches in counseling.(MO)