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Discipline: Addictions Counseling Certificate: Addictions Counseling - T0658
Course Name Course Number
Co-Occurring Disorders AD 6
  • 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)
  • 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.
Abnormal Psychology PSYC 19
  • Identify and apply theoretical perspectives used to describe the causes of mental disorders.
  • Identify and analyze major psychological disorders using signs and symptoms from the current DSM.
Addiction: Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery AD 3
  • Students successfully completing AD 3 will be able to explain the relapse prevention process
  • At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to compare and contrast historical and contemporary prevention, intervention, and treatment approaches
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to describe and apply theories and strategies for the prevention of substance use disorders.
Alcohol and Drug Dependency AD 1
  • 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)
Case Management and Documentation AD 10
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to describe record keeping that meets legal and ethical standards. (MO)
  • Students successfully competing AD 10 will be able to write treatment plans with\nbehavior objectives.
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to explain the purpose of client record documentation. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing AD 10 will demonstrate record keeping that\nmeets legal and ethical standards.
  • 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)
Chemical Dependency: Prevention and Education AD 5
  • 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 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)
Child Development SOC 15
  • Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding physical growth and social, emotional, and cognitive development from conception to adolescence across all major concepts of child development.
  • Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding of the various social and environmental forces that shape child development.
Child Growth and Lifespan Development CHLD 10
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to collect and analyze data on relationships, skills, and competencies at various ages throughout the life span..\n
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to identify biological and environmental factors that influence development from conception through the end of life. \n
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to describe typical development in the physical, cognitive, and social\/emotional domains throughout the lifespan.
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to summarize and compare theories of development. \n
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to analyze data from observations of a child's play focusing on its various developmental functions.
Child Growth and Lifespan Development- Honors CHLD 10H
  • Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors will be able to summarize and compare theories of development.
  • Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors will be able to describe typical development in the physical, cognitive, and social\/emotional domains throughout the lifespan. \n
Family Counseling AD 9
  • 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)
Group Process and Leadership AD 8
  • 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)
  • Students successfully completing AD 8 will be able to demonstrate 5 specific\nskills\/techniques required as an effective group leader for competency in role-playing situations.
  • Students successfully completing AD 8 will demonstrate competency in basic group\ncounseling skills.
Introduction to Laws and Ethics for Addictions Counselors AD 15A
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to identify and apply ethical and legal requirements for addictions counselors.
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to present case studies and identify clinical and ethical issues
  • Students successfully completing AD 15A will be able to identify the role of the intern in the clinical facility.
Introduction to Psychology PSYC 1A
  • Apply psychological principles to personal observations and \/ or experiences.
  • Demonstrate psychology is a science by explaining how psychology utilizes the scientific method.
  • Differentiate the major theoretical perspectives of psychology.
Introduction to Psychology - Honors PSYC 1AH
  • Be able to differentiate the major theoretical perspectives of psychology.
  • Apply psychological principles to personal experiences.
  • Explain how psychology utilizes the scientific method
Introduction to Sociology SOC 1
  • Students will identify the role of culture and socialization in the development of one’s beliefs, opinions, and values.
  • Students will apply sociological research to distinguish the interrelatedness of various social institutions and the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will identify and apply the main sociological theoretical frameworks to analyze social stratification based on race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups.
Introduction to Sociology - Honors SOC 1H
  • Students will identify and apply the main sociological theoretical frameworks to analyze social stratification based on race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups.
  • Students will apply sociological research to distinguish the interrelatedness of various social intuitions and the relationship between society and the individual.
Issues in Domestic Violence AD 4
  • Students completing AD 4 will demonstrate knowledge of the laws and cultural norms affecting domestic violence and domestic violence services in the U.S. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to explain the relationship between substance abuse and domestic violence.
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to assess, identify client needs, and implement appropriate interventions in relation to domestic violence. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing AD 4 will be able to explain the primary theories related to both causation and impact of domestic violence.
Marriage and the Family SOC 14
  • Students will use sociological concepts to identify the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups as well as the impact on the socialization and interaction within the changing family.
Marriage and the Family - Honors SOC 14H
  • Students will use sociological concepts to identify the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups as well as the impact on the socialization and interaction within the changing family.
Physiological Effects of Alcohol and Drugs AD 2
  • Students successfully completing AD 2 will be able to describe the behavioral, psychological, physiological, and social effects of specific psychoactive substances on the user
  • Students will express familiarity with the medical and pharmacological resources available in the treatment of substance use disorders
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic metabolic and neurological processes involved in psychoactive drug use, including synergistic effects and risk factors.
  • Students will demonstrate basic competency in screening clients for psychoactive substance toxicity, intoxication, and withdrawal symptoms
Techniques of Intervention and Referral AD 11
  • Students successfully completing AD 11 will demonstrate proficiency in basic counseling skills.
  • Students successfully completing AD 11 will be able to implement active listening skills during counseling sessions.
  • 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 explore beginning approaches in counseling.(MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate one-on-one interviewing techniques. (MO)