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 115C 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: CRMJ 101C, ADCL 120C and MHTH 187C)

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 215C 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: CRMJ 101C, ADCL 120C, MHTH 187C, CRMJ 150C, CRMJ 215C and ADCL 115C, with a minimum combined GPA of 2.0)

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 DSM-IV. Alcohol and drug detoxification and sobriety maintenance and practices will be addressed. (Prerequisite: ADCL 120C or permission of the department head of Human Service)

ADCL 270C 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 ADCL courses; corequisite: ADCL 295C)

ADCL 294C 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: ADCL 120C, ADCL 205C, HSV 111C, MHTH 187C, PSYC 105C, PSYC 220C and PSYC 283C, with a combined major field GPA of 2.0)

ADCL 295C 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: ADCL 294C)

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, with a combined major field GPA of 2.0; PSYC 220C may be taken as a pre-or corequisite)

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. (Prerequisite: ADCL 296C 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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