Addiction Counseling (ADCN)

Addiction Counseling (ADCN)

ADCN 505  Techniques in Addiction Counseling  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CEFS 501 or COUN 501 or MAAC 501

This course provides students an understanding of effective addiction counseling interventions from individual, relational, and systems perspectives with unique emphasis on motivational interviewing. Students also examine personal characteristics and their effect on individual, couple and family counseling using case discussion and analysis.

Offered: Online

ADCN 512  Group Dynamics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: (CEFS 501 or MAAC 501 or COUN 501) and (CEFS 504 or MAAC 504 or COUN 504) and (CEFS 510 or MAAC 510 or COUN 510) and (ADCN 505 or MAAC 505)

This course enables students to understand the types of groups, their purpose, development of dynamics, counseling theories, and group counseling methods and skills. Ethical and legal considerations are also explored. Group work specific to addiction counseling is highlighted. Students are required to participate in small groups for educational and self-assessment purposes.

Offered: Online

ADCN 605  Client, Family, and Community Education in Addiction Counseling  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: (CEFS 501 or MAAC 501 or COUN 501) and (CEFS 510 or MAAC 510 or COUN 510) and (ADCN 505 or MAAC 505)

This course provides an overview of the process of providing clients, families, significant others, and community groups with information on risks related to psychoactive substance use, as well as available prevention, treatment and recovery resources. Cultural diversity is appreciated and highlighted. Factors that increase the likelihood for an individual, community, or group to be at-risk for, or resilient to, psychoactive substance use disorders are described, as well as health and behavior problems related to addiction including infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TB, and STDs.

Offered: Online

ADCN 606  Pharmacology of Addiction and Recovery  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: (CEFS 501 or MAAC 501 or COUN 501) and (CEFS 510 or MAAC 510 or COUN 510) and (CEFS 691 or COUN 691) and (ADCN 505 or MAAC 505)

This course focuses on the pharmacological aspects of addiction and recovery and how addiction affects the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of the person. In addition to the addictive nature and properties of various substances and behaviors, pharmacological treatment approaches to withdrawal, treatment, recovery, and relapse prevention are also reviewed.

Offered: Online

ADCN 607  Case Management and Relapse Prevention in Addiction Counseling  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: (CEFS 501 or MAAC 501 or COUN 501) and (CEFS 510 or MAAC 510 or COUN 510) and (ADCN 505 or MAAC 505)

This course emphasizes the coordinated approach to the delivery of substance abuse and addiction services. Effective case management focuses on the whole person, addresses other client psychosocial problems, and is associated with treatment retention which leads to better outcomes. The role of effective documentation, referral, and relapse prevention are highlighted.

Offered: Online

ADCN 608  Diagnosis and Treatment of Behavioral Addictions  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: (CEFS 501 or MAAC 501 or COUN 501) and (CEFS 510 or MAAC 510 or COUN 510) and (CEFS 691 or COUN 691) and (ADCN 505 or MAAC 505)

This course provides an overview of the history, theory, and current research perspectives in the etiology, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of behavioral addictions. Specific attention will be paid to examining the similarities and differences between substance addictions and behavioral addictions. Physiological, psychological, and sociocultural aspects will be explored.

Offered: Online

ADCN 667  Diagnosis and Treatment Planning of Addictive Disorders  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: (CEFS 501 or MAAC 501 or COUN 501) and (CEFS 504 or MAAC 504 or COUN 504) and (CEFS 510 or MAAC 510 or COUN 510) and (CEFS 515 or MAAC 515 or COUN 515) and (CEFS 521 or MAAC 521 or COUN 521) and (CEFS 546 or MAAC 646 or COUN 646) and (CEFS 691 or COUN 691) and (ADCN 505 or MAAC 505) and (ADCN 512 or MAAC 512)

Students become knowledgeable of the principles of clinical diagnosis and the development of treatment plans. The current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is emphasized, with consideration also given to dimensional, relational, and systemic issues important in diagnosis and treatment planning. Substance related and addictive disorders are emphasized with special consideration given to co-occurrence with other disorders.

Offered: Online

ADCN 699  Addiction Counseling Internship  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: (CEFS 501 or MAAC 501 or COUN 501) and (CEFS 504 or MAAC 504 or COUN 504) and (CEFS 510 or MAAC 510 or COUN 510) and (CEFS 515 or MAAC 515 or COUN 515) and (CEFS 521 or MAAC 521 or COUN 521) and (CEFS 546 or MAAC 646 or COUN 646) and (CEFS 601 or MAAC 601 or COUN 601) and (CEFS 691 or COUN 691) and (ADCN 667 or MAAC 667)

This course involves an intensely supervised experience in the student's designated program area at an approved site. Students are required to complete a total of 300 clock hours of addiction counseling and related services, 150 of which are direct client contact hours. While gaining direct service experience with clients, students regularly meet with an approved supervisor. Student counseling performance is evaluated throughout the internship. The student's professional development along with the dynamics of the counseling relationship, diagnosis, treatment, and legal/ethical issues are primary areas of focus.

Offered: Online

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