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ACD 245 - Alcohol/Chemical Dependency Counseling

3.0 Credits
Covers principles & skills in counseling individuals and families recovering from chemical dependency or addiction. Includes development stages & tasks of recovery, use of 12 step and other support groups, establishing recovery and relapse management plans. Prerequisite: ACD 140  and SHS 114  or instructor’s permission.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate ability to recognize, describe and document behavioral problems related to addiction and identify common treatment issues. [REASON]
  2. Examine common elements of CD counseling treatment approaches and describe one’s own beliefs regarding theories of counseling; addiction treatment, and related counseling techniques. [REASON]
  3. Identify characteristics of an effective counselor and examine one’s own values and motives and how they impact clientele. [REASON]
  4. Identify major models of change in the recovery process (Erickson, DiClemente, Maslow). [REASON]
  5. Identify components of effective continuing care and relapse prevention. [REASON]
  6. Explore issues of professional burnout, self care, use of supervision, reporting requirements and licensure. [REASON]
  7. Review and describe several evidence based practices in addiction treatment and recovery. [REASON]
  8. Demonstrate ability to use professional methods such as ASAM criteria, articulate steps in ethical decisions and responsibilities to the agency and State. [REASON]

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