Addiction Counseling Course Descriptions

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Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

AD 115 Fundamentals of Criminal Justice-Oriented Addiction Treatment 3-0-3
The course will focus on those modalities of addiction treatment that are conducted with the criminal justice population. The student will be prepared for employment in diversion programs, drug courts, prison-based treatment programs, multiple offender programs, prison-based half-way houses, therapeutic communities, methadone maintenance and other detoxification programs. Appropriate interaction with criminal justice/addiction treatment personnel will enable the student to work cooperatively within their shared systems. The writing of assessment and global individual service plans for use in course and mandated treatment will be studied. Patient monitoring and logical consequences methodology for clients will be learned. (Prerequisites: CJ 101, AD 120 and MH 187)

AD 120 Survey of Addictive Behaviors and Treatment 3-0-3
A study of addictive behaviors and treatment from a multi-modal presentation of historical, sociological, political and medical issues and their importance relative to the treatment of addictive behaviors in today's society.

AD 205 Fundamentals of Dependency Counseling Skills 3-0-3
This course includes a comprehensive and detailed study of application both in documentation and treatment of the 12 core functions. Emphasis will be on preparation for on-site practice and for eventual state and national licensure and certification. (Prerequisite: AD 120 or permission of department head of Human Service)

AD 215 Internship: Orientation to Addictive Behaviors Counseling with Criminal Justice Clients 2-8-4
This internship experience offers 30 hours of classroom-based clinical supervision in support of 125 hours of field work in an approved criminal justice addiction treatment setting. The student, supervised by a Licensed Alcohol and Drug counselor experienced in criminal justice treatment techniques will, through observation and actual clinical contact, practice the fundamental skills of counseling addictive behaviors with criminal justice clients. (Prerequisites: CJ 101, AD 120, MH 187, CJ 150, CJ 215 and AD 115, with a minimum combined GPA of 2.0)

AD 235 Physiology and Pharmacology of Addiction 3-0-3
An in-depth study of psychopharmacological aspects of drugs is covered including a study of brain and body drug metabolism, medical complications and the treatment of psychiatric disorders as outlined in the DSM-IV. Alcohol and drug detoxification and sobriety maintenance and practices will be addressed. (Prerequisite: AD 120 or permission of the department head of Human Service)

AD 270 Advanced Seminar in Addictive Behaviors Counseling 3-0-3
A study of addictive behaviors counseling modalities and skills appropriate to the specific needs of varied client/patient populations in different treatment settings. Clinical case study will be directed toward familiarization with the process of state Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counseling (LADC) application, written case format submission, and the written and oral credentialing examinations. (Prerequisites: all AD courses; corequisite: AD 295)

AD 294 Internship I: Orientation to Addictive Behaviors Counseling* 2-12-6
The first internship experience offers 30 hours of classroom-based group clinical supervision in support of 180 hours of field work in an approved clinical setting. The student initially learns to integrate into an agency atmosphere within which they may research, observe, role-play and practice the fundamental skills of screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, record keeping and consultation. (Prerequisites: AD 120, AD 205, HU 111, MH 187, PY 105, PY 220 and PY 283, with a combined major field GPA of 2.0)

AD 295 Internship II: Orientation to Addictive Behaviors Counseling* 2-12-6
The second internship experience offers 30 hours of classroom-based group clinical in support of 180 hours of field work in an approved clinical setting. The student assumes increased responsibility culminating in substantial use of the fundamental skills of screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, record keeping and consultation in direct contact with clients/patients. A greater understanding of available treatment resources is accomplished via an inspection of the state-wide continuum-of-care. (Prerequisite: AD 294)

AD 296 Addiction Practicum I* 2-8-4
The first internship experience offers 30 hours of classroom-based group clinical supervision in support of 125 hours of fieldwork in an approved clinical setting. The student initially learns to integrate into an agency atmosphere within which they may research, observe, role-play and practice the fundamental skills of screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, record keeping and consultation.  (Prerequisites: AD 120, AD 205, HU 111, MH 187, PY 105, PY 283 and HU-242, with a combined major field GPA of 2.0; PY 220 may be taken as a pre-or corequisite)

AD 297 Addiction Practicum II* 2-8-4
The second internship experience offers 30 hours of classroom-based group clinical supervision in support of 125 hours of fieldwork in an approved clinical setting. The student assumes increased responsibility culminating in substantial use of the fundamental skills of screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, record keeping and consultation in direct contact with clients/patients. A greater understanding of available treatment resources is accomplished via an inspection of the state-wide continuum-of-care. (Prerequisite: AD 296 and all other prerequisites required)

* The student will also complete an interview with the practicum coordinator the semester prior to the first scheduled practicum. Special requests regarding practicum entrance may be brought to the department head by the student. Review of the requests will be made by the department faculty and special exemptions may be made for entrance into the practicum.

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