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Alcohol and Drug Counseling SLOs


Course Number Course Name Objectives
AD 1 Alcohol/Drug Dependency
  • Students will be able to describe the term "addiction" and explain various theories of causation.
  • 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 Identify and describe the different psychoactive substances used in America . (MO)
  • Students will be able to Identify and describe different approaches used in the treatment of addictions. (MO)
  • Students will be able to describe the impact of substance abuse on the community, family, and individual. (MO)
AD 3 Chemical 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 describe the etiology and symptomology of addiction. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to list methods of intervention in addiction. (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 analyze the effectiveness of major treatment modalities and support systems in recovery. (MO)
AD 5 Chemical 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 identify each of the five steps involved in developing a prevention program.
  • Students successfully completing AD 5 will be able to examine different prevention programs overall projected effectiveness based on research analysis.
  • 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 identify groups considered "at risk" for drug abuse and addiction in the community. (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)
  • 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 examine different prevention programs and evaluate their effectiveness based on research analysis. (MO)
AD 10 Client Record and Documentation
  • Employers will be satisfied with students charting skills
  • Students successfully completing AD 10 will demonstrate record keeping that meets legal and ethical standards.
  • Students successfully competing AD 10 will be able to write treatment plans with behavior objectives.
  • 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 describe record keeping that meets legal and ethical standards. (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)
  • 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 explain the process of biopsychosocial assessment of clients. (MO)
AD 6 Dual 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 9 Family 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 Identify and explain dynamics of a “normal” family system and the dynamics of a “dysfunctional” family system. (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 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)
AD 8 Group Process and Leadership
  • 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 successfullly completing AD 8 will demonstrate competency in basic group counseling skills.
  • 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 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 identify and apply various counseling theories and techniques in group settings. (MO)
AD 4 Issues in Domestic Violence
  • Students successfully completing AD 4 will be able to explain theories of domestic violence.
  • Students successfully completing AD 4 will be able to explain anger management interventions.
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to identify and explain the primary theories 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 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)
AD 2 Physiological Effects of Alcohol/Drugs
  • Students successfully completing AD 2 will describe the effects of psychoactive substances on the brain and body.
  • 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 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 11 Techniques 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 explore beginning approaches in counseling.(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 demonstrate basic counseling skills in a role playing situation. (MO)