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Substance Abuse Counseling (PSY-320)
Various; distance learning format.
Varies (self-study; self-paced).
August 2018 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this proficiency exam, students will be able to: examine the role of the mental health professional in prevention and treatment of substance abuse; describe drug classification; compare the models of addiction; analyze the concerns when working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations; investigate the issues of maintaining confidentiality and ethical standards; analyze the methods for screening, assessing and diagnosing a client; list the elements for motivational interviewing and brief interventions; analyze the basic techniques for the treatment of alcohol and other drugs; describe the relapse prevention and recovery process; compare twelve-step programs and other types of support groups; and explain the impacts that alcohol and drugs have on children, families, adult children and codependency.
This exam provides a comprehensive coverage of alcohol and other drug prevention, treatment, and recovery for the alcohol and other drug field. Major topics include: cultural competence, assessment, models of prevention, co-occurring disorders, other behavioral addictions, children and families, and ethics and confidentiality.
In the lower division/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Human Services, Social Sciences, Social Work, Counseling, Addiction Studies, or Psychology (8/18).