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.

ADCL 120C 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.

ADCL 205C 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: ADCL 120C or permission of department head of Human Service.)

ADCL 230C The Four Domains of the Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) 3-0-3
This eight-week online course includes detailed and comprehensive information on the educational components required by the NH Licensing Board for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professional as well as education in the Four Domains of the CRSW credential. This course meets the educational requirements for the CRSW. To receive the CRSW certification, however, students must contact the Licensing Board and meet additional requirements which include 500 hours of paid or volunteer work, completion of the IC&RC exam, and any other conditions as required by the Board. This Credential is ideal for anyone seeking a career in the substance use disorder profession, specifically pertaining to the recovery of individuals suffering from the disease of addiction.

ADCL 235C 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 the most current edition of the DSM. (Prerequisite: ADCL 120C or permission of the Program Coordinator of Addiction Counseling or the department head of Human Service.)

ADCL 296C 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: ADCL 120C, ADCL 205C, HSV 111C, MHTH 187C, PSYC 105C, PSYC 283C, and HSV 242C, each with a grade of “C” or higher; PSYC 220C and ADCL 235C may be taken as a prerequisite or a corequisite; or by permission of the Program Coordinator of Addiction Counseling or the department head of Human Service.)

ADCL 297C 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. (Prerequisites: AD 296C with a grade of “C” or higher and permission of the Program Coordinator of Addiction Counseling or the department head of Human Service.)

* 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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Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011
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