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ALCDA 235
Basic Chemical Dependency Counseling/Therapy


Credits: 1- 4
Clock Hours per Quarter: 40

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:40


Description
Provides an understanding of effective assessment and treatment techniques necessary to address the complexities of chemical dependency. The course will use the developmental model of recovery with emphasis on skill development and clinical application.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Discuss from a historical view, the treatment approaches of chemical dependency.
  • Describe the disease process of chemical dependency and its progressive symptoms.
  • Explain the stages of developmental model of recovery.
  • Describe the major theoretical modalities of chemical dependency counseling.
  • Demonstrate skills in assessing chemical dependent persons using the DSM-IV criteria.
  • Demonstrate skills in writing assessments and treatment planning.
  • Establish appropriate boundaries with patients focusing on transference, rescuing, and enmeshment.
  • Assess personal biases in working with chemical dependent persons.
  • Demonstrate effective therapeutic traits and techniques in working with chemically dependent persons.
  • Identify the defense systems of chemically dependent persons.
  • Describe treatment of chemically dependent populations such as dual diagnosis, gender, cultural, and age difference.
  • Identify the basics of the relapse process and prevention.
  • Differentiate the differences between Alcoholics Anonymous and therapy.
  • Demonstrate the referral process using the ASAM criteria.
  • Recognize the importance of supervision and consultation.

  • Course Topics
  • Historical perspectives of CD
  • Current Concepts
  • Major theoretical modalities of CD counseling
  • Developmental Model
  • Nature of Defenses
  • CD Assessment
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Boundaries
  • Recovery Stages
  • Special Populations
  • Relapse Prevention
  • AA vs. Tx.
  • Supervision and Consultation
  • Ethics and Counseling

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    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
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    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.