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ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELING STUDIES



ADCS 1110 -- Pharmacology for Substance Use Disorder,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Prerequisites: Completion of ADCS Orientation. Pre- or co-requisite ADCS 1120 with a grade of C or better.

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Must be able to do college-level reading and writing as demonstrated by meeting enrollment requirements for ENGL 1121.

This course provides the knowledge related to psychoactive drug classifications and the physiological, biochemical, and psychological effects of psychoactive drugs. This course describes the characteristics of several types of mental illness, how they co-vary with substance use disorders, as well as the treatment modalities.


ADCS 1120 -- Substance Use Disorder Assessment,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Prerequisites: Completion of ADCS Orientation. Pre- or co-requisite ADCS 1110 with a grade of "C" or better.

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Must be able to do college-level reading and writing as demonstrated by meeting enrollment requirements for ENGL 1121.

This course is designed to teach students the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully perform assessment interviews and diagnosis of substance use problems. Students will learn about the qualities of good assessment, motivational interviewing skills, the interview process, screening tools, Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM), and the impact on placement and treatment planning.


ADCS 1200 -- Substance Use Disorder Counseling,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Prerequisites: ADCS 1110, ADCS 1120, HPER 1102 all with a grade of "C" or better

This course addresses addiction counseling theory and practice, professional and ethical responsibility, reporting and record keeping, as well as culturally appropriate models for counseling.


ADCS 1210 -- Substance Use Disorder Case Management,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Prerequisites: ADCS 1110, ADCS 1120, HPER 1102 all with a grade of C or better

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary for successful case management for substance abuse counseling. Specifically, this course will focus on the theory of case management for alcohol and drug counseling, related state and federal laws, the Twelve Core Functions, the Rules of Professional Conduct, and the practice of clinical writing.


ADCS 2297 -- Substance Use Disorder Counseling Practicum I,   5 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Prerequisites: ADCS 1200 and ADCS 1210 with a grade of C or better

This course is intended to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired during their academic coursework and transfer it into clinical settings. This internship requires students to demonstrate competence in the Transdisciplinary Foundations of 8 Practice Dimensions (12 core functions) of alcohol and drug counseling, including culturally competent and professionally ethical practice. Students will also be given guidance on how to take the licensure exam. Course is taken pass/fail.


ADCS 2298 -- Substance Use Disorder Counseling Practicum II,   5 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Prerequisites: ADCS 2297 with a grade of C or better

This course is intended to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired during their academic coursework and transfer it into clinical settings. This internship requires students to demonstrate competence in the Transdisciplinary Foundations of 8 Practice Dimensions (12 core functions) of alcohol and drug counseling, including culturally competent and professionally ethical practice. Students will also be given guidance on how to take the licensure exam. Course is taken pass/fail.