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Discipline: Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate: Alcohol Drug Counseling - T2101
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Abnormal Psychology PSYC 19
  • Identify and analyze major psychological disorders using signs and symptoms from the current DSM.
  • Identify and apply theoretical perspectives used to describe the causes of mental disorders.
  • Explain the criteria for defining abnormal behavior.
  • Compare and contrast the major theoretical perspectives in abnormal psychology.
  • Explain the history, structure, use and limitations of the DSM 5.
  • Compare various research methods that are used to study abnormal behavior.
  • Identify symptoms of disorders, incl. adjustment, anxiety, mood, somatoform, psychotic, personality, dissociation, eating, sleeping, gender, sexual, & substance-related.
  • Evaluate legal definitions of insanity and incompetence.
  • Analyze ethical issues in treatment of disorders.
  • Apply diagnostic criteria to suggest possible diagnoses and treatment for disorders to case studies.
  • Explain sociocultural issues in diagnosis and treatment.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social institutions and human behavior.
Alcohol/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)
Chemical Dependency: Intervention, Treatment and Recovery AD 3
  • 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)
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 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)
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.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will know major concepts of child development.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework.
Child Growth and Lifespan Development CHLD 10
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to summarize and compare theories of development.
  • 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 identify biological and environmental factors that influence development from conception through the end of life.
  • 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..
  • 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.
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
Child Growth and Lifespan Development- Honors CHLD 10H
  • 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.
  • Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors will be able to identify biological and environmental factors that influence development from conception through the end of life.
  • 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 collect and analyze data on relationships, skills, and competencies at various ages throughout the lifespan.
  • Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors will be able to demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
Client Record and Documentation AD 10
  • 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)
Dual Diagnosis AD 6
  • 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)
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 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 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)
Introduction to Psychology PSYC 1A
  • Differentiate the major theoretical perspectives of psychology.
  • Demonstrate psychology is a science by explaining how psychology utilizes the scientific method.
  • Apply psychological principles to personal observations and / or experiences.
  • Identify the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, core empirical findings, and historic trends in psychology.
  • Compare and contrast major theoretical perspectives of psychology (e.g., psychoanalytic, behavioral, humanistic, etc.)
  • Apply concepts and theories from the following general domains: (a) biological bases of behavior and mental processes, (b) sensation and perception, (c) consciousness, (d) learning and memory, (e) cognition, intelligence, and language (f) lifespan development (g) motivation and emotion, (h) gender and sexuality, (i) stress and health, (j) social psychology, (k) personality, and (l) psychological disorders and approaches to treatment.
  • Apply psychological principles to personal experience.
  • Compare and contrast research methods in psychology, including advantages and disadvantages of each (e.g., observation, case study, survey, correlational method, experimental method).
  • Distinguish between scientific and non-scientific methods of understanding.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social institutions and human behavior.
Introduction to Psychology - Honors PSYC 1AH
  • Be able to differentiate the major theoretical perspectives of psychology.
  • Explain how psychology utilizes the scientific method
  • Apply psychological principles to personal experiences.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social institutions and human behavior.
Issues in Domestic Violence AD 4
  • 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)
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.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will know major concepts of marriage and family.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework.
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.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will know major concepts of marriage and family.
Physiological Effects of Alcohol/Drugs AD 2
  • 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)
Sociology SOC 1
  • 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.
  • Students will identify the role of culture and socialization in the development of one’s beliefs, opinions, and values.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will know major concepts of sociology.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework.
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.
  • Students will thoroughly know the major concepts of General Sociology.
  • Students will demonstrate an thorough understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will thoroughly analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.
  • Students will identify the role of culture and socialization in the development of one’s beliefs, opinions, and values.
Techniques of Intervention and Referral AD 11
  • 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)