Alcohol & Drug Counseling
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Introduction to the field of addiction counseling and treatment. Overview of state mandated education requirements, certification processes for CDP/CDPT licenses and methods for documenting CDPT work experience hours.
Examines the physiological and psychological effects of alcohol and other psychoactive drugs including various categories of psychoactive substances and their absorption, ingestion, metabolism, acute intoxication, withdrawal symptomatology, and short and long term effects on severity of addiction and process of recovery.
Introduces basic theories, models and techniques used in the counseling professions. Includes interviews with current counseling professionals, hands on practice with counseling techniques and transference, counter-transference self-awareness inventories.
Alcohol and Drug Studies students explore learning theory, document non-traditional learning and life experiences for evaluation as college level learning. Students pay per credit fee for all academic credits awarded in addition to the cost of the seminar. Prerequisite: Permission of the program director.
Explores effects of substance use, abuse and dependence on families and family dynamics. Includes review of community resources and content for educating family members of alcohol and drug addicted individuals.
Description starting Summer 2015
Explores effects of substance use, abuse and dependence on families and family dynamics. Includes review of community resources and content for educating family members of alcohol and drug addicted individuals. Prerequisite: Permission of program director.
Introduces counseling theory and techniques for working with alcoholic and drug addicted individuals with emphasis on motivation to change. Includes practice and development of chemical dependency counseling techniques and strategies. Prerequisite: ALDAC 100, 102, 103, and HSSA& 101 and permission of program director.
Introduces mandated requirements for case management responsibilities including patient record management for alcoholic and drug addicted individuals. Prerequisite: ALDAC 100, 102, 103, HSSA& 101 and permission of program director.
Provides diagnostic skills required to accurately assess an individual's use, abuse or dependence on psychoactive substances. Includes assessment standards for evaluating severity of substance dependence on life functioning and patient placement in the continuum of care. Prerequisite: ALDAC 100, 102, 103, and HSSA& 101 and permission of program director.
Addresses processes, behaviors and circumstances related to relapse and recovery with chemically dependent patients. Prerequisite: ALDAC 102, and HSSA& 101 and permission of program director.
Introduces the multicultural counseling competencies needed to meet the diverse needs of alcoholic and drug addicted individuals. Includes exercises in self-awareness about diverse communities and barriers to effective addiction treatment.
Includes seminars and workshops for which college credit is offered. Topics are announced in the class schedule.
Covers directed readings, special projects, and independent study by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of program director.
Examines the similarities and differences between adolescent and adult onset of addiction, various treatment models and developmental delay. Includes practice with adolescent specific diagnostic and patient placement criteria. Prerequisite: ALDAC 102 and HSSA& 101 and permission of program chair.
Examines psycho-educational dynamics, models, techniques and theories of group counseling with alcoholic and drug addicted individuals. Includes practice and development of group counseling skills. Prerequisite: ALDAC 106 and permission of program director.
Provides education on the pathology, intervention and treatment of HIV AIDS and other blood borne pathogens required for chemical dependency professional trainee and certification requirements to be a chemical dependency professional.
Provides opportunity for one on one counseling, group counseling and case management services in a DBHR certified chemical dependency treatment program with qualified supervision. Prerequisite: ALDAC 106, 108, 204, and 206 and permission of program director.
Provides up to date understanding of state and federal statutes, state regulations and code of ethics specific to the field of alcohol and drug counseling and the provision of chemical dependency treatment services in Washington State. Prerequisite: ALDAC 106 and 108 and permission of program director.
Introduces counseling theory and techniques for working with families, couples and significant others affected by alcoholic and drug addicted individuals with emphasis on prevention, crisis management and intervention strategies. Includes practice and development of crisis management and intervention techniques. Prerequisite: ALDAC 100, 102, 103 and HSSA& 101 and permission of program director.
Examines application of various theories on human development from fetal epigenesist to geriatrics in addiction treatment. Explores the effects of personal and parental use of psychoactive substances and related environmental stressors on human development patterns.
Examines the interaction of substance abuse and dependence with co-occurring psychological disorders. Explores the biological psychological and social influences on the use and abuse of substances, theories of addiction, and common myths and realities of alcoholism and drug addiction.
Surveys drinking and drug use, alcoholism, and drug addiction. Students discuss relevant theories and research, treatment rationale and modalities, and the social, psychological, physical, and legal aspects of chemical dependency.