Substance Use Disorder Counseling (550)
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550-100 AODA Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment
In this course, culturally inclusive studies help students to understand addiction, psychopharmacology, recognition and differentiation of co-occurring medical and psychological disorders, clinical evaluation and treatment planning.
550-115 Understanding Addiction
This course provides an overview of addiction, including classification and basic pharmacology of drugs, basic physiology and effects of drug use on the human body and patient. Students will examine client learning styles and group teaching methods, delivery of educational programs, health and behavior problems related to substance use and basic life skills such as stress management, communication and assertiveness.
550-118 AODA Case Management
This course includes studies in implementing treatment plans including continuing assessment, the referral process, service coordination, including for co-occurring medical and psychological disorders, record management and documentation and utilizing the written client record to guide and monitor services to reach measurable goals and objectives.
550-119 AODA Counseling
Includes studies of understanding addiction, recognized treatment theory and practice, the recovery process, effective strategies for meeting the counseling needs of diverse clients, crisis management skills, and treatment of co-occurring medical and psychological disorders.
Provides a historical and cultural perspective on alcohol and drug use and abuse, and abuse preventions. It incorporates an overview of drugs including their actions, effects, abuse, and psychopharmacology.
550-139 AODA Internship 2
Provides the learner with the opportunity to assume greater responsibility and more of the duties of a substance abuse counselor in actual clinical practice. The course provides the learner with opportunities to strengthen skills and to experience the full range of responsibilities assumed by an AODA counselor while being supervised by an experienced substance abuse professional.
550-160 AODA Internship 1
An on-site experience during which the learner is oriented to the environment of substance abuse treatment. Supervised practice in the 12 core functions of counseling including assessment, group and individual counseling, case management, and consultation is offered.