Addictive Disorders Counseling

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ADC 111: Substance Abuse and Society

Prerequisites: ADC 120.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Study of the impact of substance abuse on American society and governmental and community responses, including reducing crime, promoting education, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Topics include the cost of substance abuse, failure of the War on Drugs, current trends in diversion and treatment-based specialty courts, efficacy of different treatment modalities, and the effects on minorities.

ADC 117: Motivational Interviewing

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Explores motivation-enhancing techniques in working with clients' natural ambivalence to change addictive behaviors and make changes to increase participation in recovery and positive treatment outcomes.

ADC 118: Relationships in Recovery

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 110 or 110H.

[image6] Examines the social associations, connections or affiliations between two or more people in the recover process from chemical dependency. Topics include personal relationships, intimate relationships and professional relationships.

ADC 119: Finding Your Authentic Voice

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 110 or 110H.

Orients counselors to the paradoxical treatment found in 12-step programs, emphasizing the necessity to develop awareness of personal process and authentic self through supported risk-taking. Singing to an audience begins the transformation of self-consciousness to full authentic presence.

ADC 120: Alcohol and Other Drugs

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Study of psychoactive substance use, abuse and dependence from social, historical and current perspectives, including biological, psychological and socio-cultural models of addiction and dependence. Explores the impact of alcohol and drugs on American society and the dynamics of chemical dependency. Other topics include the cost of substance abuse, different treatment modalities and philosophies, and the effects of substance abuse on minorities, seniors and women.

ADC 121: Basic Interviewing And Counseling Skills

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

[image7] Presents skills fundamental to effective interviewing and counseling, including how to deal constructively with clients whose behavior is unpleasant. Students learn dynamics of behavior and relationships and develop a conceptual model for observing and assessing patterns of personal interactions. Skills learned may be applied in counseling, mediation, negotiation and interpersonal settings.

ADC 122: Pharmacological And Physiological Effects Of Alcohol And Other Drugs

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Survey of the medical and pharmacological aspects of alcohol and psychoactive substances. Includes theories and research pertaining to chemical dependency, pharmacological actions of drugs, drug classifications, medical and physical effects of alcohol and other drugs, the potential for abuse and dependency, and how psychoactive substances affect the mind and body.

ADC 123: Group Treatment

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Corequisites: prior or concurrent enrollment in ADC 121.

Examines the theory and practice of group therapy as a primary modality in the treatment of substance abuse/dependency and explores group structures and compositions that work best for different populations in successive stages of recovery, stages of group process, and effective group leader skills.

ADC 124: Chemical Dependency and the Family

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: ADC 120 and ADC 121.

[image8] Presents theory and clinical practice designed to provide a basic understanding of the family dynamics involved when a member has a chemical dependency problem. Therapeutic techniques to facilitate effective intervention strategies for the family as a system and individuals within that system.

ADC 125: Co-Occurring Disorders I: Recognition and Referral

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: ADC 120 and ADC 121.

Explores historical and current theories dealing with clients who have both a substance abuse and co-existing psychiatric disorder. Includes concepts, definitions, epidemiology, historical divisions of the fields of substance abuse and psychiatry, funding, clinical implications, recognition, and assessment and referral of clients.

ADC 126: Treatment And Case Management Of Chemically-Dependent Individual

Prerequisites: ADC 121.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Theories, skills, techniques, and legal/ethical practices fundamental to bio-psycho-social therapy for chemically-dependent individuals. Includes eliciting an appropriate case history; assessment and diagnosis; implementing effective intervention; case management skills; treatment plan development; and a review of legal and ethical issues governing the alcohol and drug counselor's responsibilities.

ADC 127: Complementary Treatment: Auricular Acupuncture, Nutrition and Amino Acid Therapy

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Introduces modalities of complementary medicine for addictive disorders, including auricular acupuncture, oriental medicine, nutrition and amino acid therapy and their applications as effective treatment, exploring their efficacy and how they integrate with other treatment modalities.

ADC 128: Introduction to the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG110H.

Introduces the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as a basis for treatment of and a model for recovery from chronic addictive disorders. Topics include a history of the development and efficacy of the twelve steps.

ADC 129: Emotional Balance and Mindfulness in Recovery

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG110H.

Introduces bio-psychological approaches to treatment of trauma and addiction, engaging dynamics between the brain and the mind. Presents research demonstrating the efficacy of meditation, mindfulness, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), neurofeedback, and physical/emotional lifestyle choices as transformative practices which lead to increased and lasting emotional balance.

ADC 130: Diversity and Cultural Issues In Counseling: Identity, Expression and Addiction

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Examines the importance of diversity and culture in determining an individual's reality as applied to the prevention and treatment of alcohol and other drug abuse or dependence. Explores both dependence and codependence from different cultural perspectives, with emphasis on increasing the student's awareness of the social and economic factors that influence substance abuse among ethnic populations.

ADC 131: Attitudes, Motivation and Behavior Change

Prerequisites: ADC 120.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Explores and contrasts models of motivation and behavior change in substance-abusing clients. Students examine and practice motivational-enhancing techniques, with emphasis on learning therapeutic skills to create conditions which facilitate an individual's motivation to change, enlisting the cooperation in developing a plan of change and helping the client to maintain a positive attitude.

ADC 132: Substance Abuse and Adolescents

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: ADC 120 and ADC 124.

Focuses on the treatment needs and challenges of substance-abusing adolescents. Includes screening and assessment; developing effective prevention and treatment approaches; levels and types of care; case management; detoxification; individual, group and family therapy; peer-driven treatment; treatment in the juvenile justice system; and why adolescent treatment has been so unsuccessful.

ADC 133: Anger Management and Family Violence

Prerequisites: ADC 120.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Examines anger, aggression and violence, particularly domestic violence, and their connection to substance abuse. Explores screening for domestic violence and the creation of effective treatment plans.

ADC 134: Co-Occurring Disorders II: Management and Treatment

Prerequisites: ADC 125.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Introduces management and treatment of persons with co-existing psychiatric and substance abuse disorders within chemical dependency treatment modalities. Includes pain management, utilizing 12-step programs, conflicts with such programs, working with families, integration of treatment, and treatment modalities.

ADC 136: Eating Disorders I

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Examines the nature and dynamics of major eating disorders, including diagnostic criteria, physical and behavioral symptoms, risk factors, adaptive functions and appropriate referrals for treatment.

ADC 137: Conflict Resolution

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 110 or 110H.

Explores conflict resolution and the necessary skills to deal with situations and individuals in conflict. Presents effective methods to resolve conflicts and disputes.

ADC 138: Multiple Sexual Addictions

Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 110 or 110H.

Reviews the psychological and physiological aspects of addictive sexual attitudes and behaviors, the rapid expansion of pornography, the range of sexual activities available on the Internet and the potential adverse consequences for users and their partners. Explores how addictions, compulsions and deprivations combine in a complex systemic problem called Addiction Interaction Disorder (AID).

ADC 139: Introduction to Process Addictions

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Presents the psychological and physiological aspects of process addictions within a meta-pattern called Addiction Interaction Disorder (AID). Explores how addictions, compulsions and deprivations combine, interact and become part of one another and how these packages can be unbundled and approached separately or in whole.

ADC 140: Recovery Through Movement

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Explores how daily physical practice can build conscious awareness and transform negative self-perception patterns and interpretations, resulting from addictive conditioned tendencies, through the use of building an awareness of how the body and the mind are connected, developing an awareness of how the body takes on the shape of our experience.

ADC 141: Integral Treatment Modalities

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Introduces emerging cognitive/neurological approaches to the treatment of addictive behaviors, examining the dynamic interplay between the physiology of the brain and the structures of the psyche, as affected by trauma and addiction.

ADC 145: Prenatal Effects of Drugs and Alcohol

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Provides the skills to identify prenatal effects of drugs and alcohol; to intervene with pregnant women who may be abusing substances; to implement strategies and interventions to help affected individuals and their families; and to provide this vital information to those at high risk who may become pregnant.

ADC 146: Substance Abuse Prevention

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: ADC 120 and ADC 121.

Provides training from evidence-based prevention initiatives and practices; the application, effective planning and evaluation of those practices from research that validates the advantages of prevention; and the creation of new opportunities for expansion in the field of substance abuse.

ADC 147: Tobacco Addiction and Treatment

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Explores the nature and severity of tobacco addiction and effective interventions and strategies to promote using cessation, personal awareness and wellness, modeling these strategies. Topics include, but are not limited to, managing symptoms of stress, diet, physical movement, goal setting, habit change, resistance and fear of change regarding cessation.

ADC 152: Clinical Process

Prerequisites: ADC 126.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Corequisites: ADC 290.

Through the use of case presentations, clinical process and supervision, this course further develops and integrates specific skills and competencies central to the entry-level alcohol and drug counselor's professional and clinical efficacy.

ADC 290: Work Experience in Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Prerequisites: ADC 126.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Provides certificate and degree students in Alcohol and Drug Counseling with fieldwork at an agency offering counseling and/or case management services to individuals and families with alcohol or other drug problems. Experiential Learning consists of 220 hours of supervised fieldwork over a 16-week semester.

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