Addiction Studies

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Program Name

The Certificate in Addiction Studies is designed to develop an individual’s professional skills for a variety of roles in the field of addiction. Students selecting this program will gain the critical skills needed to provide intervention, counseling, detox referrals, and to facilitate groups in recovery programs. Students may find employment in employee assistance programs, DUI programs, missions, church and parachurch ministries, education and prevention programs, and within counseling agencies that specialize in addiction recovery. With continued educational preparation and experience, individuals may advance to management and administration and clinical supervision roles in addiction agencies.

This 30 unit program prepares students for success in obtaining certification with the California Association of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) and/or the California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE) . Upon completion of the WJU certificate, students will have fulfilled the CAADAC and CAADE classroom and internship requirements and will be prepared for CAADAC and CAADE examination. Once individuals have passed the exam, they will be certified as Alcohol and Drug Counselor Associates with CAADAC and/or Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATC) with CAADE . Experience in the field provides opportunities for advancement.

Students who choose to complete this program will also have the opportunity to continue their education by transferring in to the Psychology program. This program offers a Bachelor of Science degree, further enhancing the individual’s qualifications for leadership roles in the mental health professions. Academic counselors are available to assist students in planning that next step phase of their education if they choose to continue.

Unit Pricing

Total Program Units: 30

Cost Per Unit: $385

Features

Features

  • You are taking one class at a time.

= All Campuses

These courses are part of programs at both campus location.

= Rocklin Program Courses

These courses are only applicable to the Rocklin Campus program.

= San Jose Program Courses

These courses are only applicable to the San Jose Campus program.

Core Courses

Introduction to Addictions in Society

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.3 Units

Human Services

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.3 Units

Addiction Assessment and Treatment Strategies

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.3 Units

Counseling of Addictive Behavior

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.3 Units

Group and Advanced Counseling

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.3 Units

Professional Treatment Skills

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.3 Units

Treatment of Chemical Dependency

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.3 Units

Physiology and Pharmacology of Addictions

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.3 Units

Practicum 1

Hands on volunteer work in an agency setting with supervision by both agency personnel and faculty.3 Units

Practicum 2

Hands on volunteer work in an agency setting with supervision by both agency personnel and faculty.3 Units

The Addiction Studies Program is currently offered exclusively at the William Jessup University San Jose Campus.

San Jose Campus

1190 Saratoga Ave., Suite 210
San Jose, CA 95129

Phone: (669) 400-7107
Fax: (669) 400-7118

Email: sps-sanjose@jessup.edu

Meet Jessup

Grab a friend and join us for a relaxed, fun and quick gathering to learn about William Jessup University. We’ll present our programs, our delivery model, how it fits into your life and why our students are so successful. We’ll give you the opportunity to visit a real classroom and candidly speak with current students.  Learn how with Jessup’s accelerated degree completion programs you can finish your bachelor degree by taking classes one night a week, one course at a time and obtain your bachelor’s in 19 months.

The Next San Jose Info Session Starts In...
2016/07/25 18:00:00
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Program Overview
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Program Name

The Certificate in Addiction Studies is designed to develop an individual’s professional skills for a variety of roles in the field of addiction. Students selecting this program will gain the critical skills needed to provide intervention, counseling, detox referrals, and to facilitate groups in recovery programs. Students may find employment in employee assistance programs, DUI programs, missions, church and parachurch ministries, education and prevention programs, and within counseling agencies that specialize in addiction recovery. With continued educational preparation and experience, individuals may advance to management and administration and clinical supervision roles in addiction agencies.

This 30 unit program prepares students for success in obtaining certification with the California Association of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) and/or the California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE) . Upon completion of the WJU certificate, students will have fulfilled the CAADAC and CAADE classroom and internship requirements and will be prepared for CAADAC and CAADE examination. Once individuals have passed the exam, they will be certified as Alcohol and Drug Counselor Associates with CAADAC and/or Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATC) with CAADE . Experience in the field provides opportunities for advancement.

Students who choose to complete this program will also have the opportunity to continue their education by transferring in to the Psychology program. This program offers a Bachelor of Science degree, further enhancing the individual’s qualifications for leadership roles in the mental health professions. Academic counselors are available to assist students in planning that next step phase of their education if they choose to continue.

Unit Pricing

Total Program Units: 30

Cost Per Unit: $385

Features

Features

  • You are taking one class at a time.
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Courses

= All Campuses

These courses are part of programs at both campus location.

= Rocklin Program Courses

These courses are only applicable to the Rocklin Campus program.

= San Jose Program Courses

These courses are only applicable to the San Jose Campus program.

Core Courses

Introduction to Addictions in Society

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.3 Units

Human Services

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.3 Units

Addiction Assessment and Treatment Strategies

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.3 Units

Counseling of Addictive Behavior

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.3 Units

Group and Advanced Counseling

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.3 Units

Professional Treatment Skills

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.3 Units

Treatment of Chemical Dependency

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.3 Units

Physiology and Pharmacology of Addictions

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.3 Units

Practicum 1

Hands on volunteer work in an agency setting with supervision by both agency personnel and faculty.3 Units

Practicum 2

Hands on volunteer work in an agency setting with supervision by both agency personnel and faculty.3 Units

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Rocklin Campus

The Addiction Studies Program is currently offered exclusively at the William Jessup University San Jose Campus.

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San Jose Campus
San Jose Campus

1190 Saratoga Ave., Suite 210
San Jose, CA 95129

Phone: (669) 400-7107
Fax: (669) 400-7118

Email: sps-sanjose@jessup.edu

Meet Jessup

Grab a friend and join us for a relaxed, fun and quick gathering to learn about William Jessup University. We’ll present our programs, our delivery model, how it fits into your life and why our students are so successful. We’ll give you the opportunity to visit a real classroom and candidly speak with current students.  Learn how with Jessup’s accelerated degree completion programs you can finish your bachelor degree by taking classes one night a week, one course at a time and obtain your bachelor’s in 19 months.

The Next San Jose Info Session Starts In...
2016/07/25 18:00:00
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How much will this program cost me?*

Tuition and fees: $12,000
Books and supplies: $1,552
On-campus room & board: not offered
For further program cost information click here.
* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program is designed to take 1 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2014-2015, *% finished in 1 years.
 * Fewer than 10 students completed this program in 2014-15. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?

The job placement rate for students who completed this program is *%.