Curriculum

Introduction to Addictions in Society 3
A study of the patterns of addiction for the various sub-groups of society as well as society as a whole. Historical and contemporary issues related to understanding and responding to substance abuse problems are covered. Basis research and statistical issues as they relate to addictions will be addresses. Societal perception of addiction including prevention and the impact of addition on society, groups, families, and individuals will be covered.
Human Services 3
Case management, program development and management, as well as clinical supervision will be studied along with specific case presentation skills such as screening, assessment, crisis intervention and referral. Community care, prevention, education, outreach and response services will be studied.
Addiction Assessment and Treatment Strategies 3
A review of options and strategies for assessment of addictive behavior and the application of appropriate counseling models and theories. Family systems, their assessment and support, as well as life span development issues will be included. Therapeutic theories and models as well as assessment and treatment issues with standard professional protocol in a variety of case management functions will be covered.
Counseling of Addictive Behavior 3
An introductory course focusing on counseling issues, skills and knowledge, processing to applied counseling skills for substance abuse and addiction issues for individual, group, and family settings.
Group and Advanced Counseling 3
An advanced addiction counseling course emphasizing group theory and counseling, group facilitation skills. Class will utilize role play and lecture to teach individual group and family counseling skills for addictive behaviors, with particular attention to co-occurring disorders.
Professional Treatment Skills 3
A survey of law, documentation, protocol, ethics, confidentiality, record keeping, outreach, education and management issues related to program development and management. Personal and professional growth issues including stress management will be addressed.
Treatment of Chemical Dependency 3
This course is a survey of current standard models of education, prevention and intervention in substance abuse. It is designed to provide a practical understanding of how to help clients from all populations and major special populations arrive at sobriety in both religious and secular programs. A wide variety of addictive problems will be investigated including denial, relapse, prevention, co-occurring disorders and progression.
Physiology and Pharmacology of Addictions 3
Examines the physiological effects and bio-pharmaceutics of addictive behavior, focusing on alcohol and other drugs, especially as to tolerance, withdrawal and addiction patterns. Critical issues of pathology and medical treatment of addiction will be reviewed. HIV, AIDS, STD’s and addiction related pathologies are also covered.
Practicum 1 3
Hands on volunteer work in an agency setting with supervision by both agency personnel and faculty.
Practicum 2 3
Hands on volunteer work in an agency setting with supervision by both agency personnel and faculty.
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