Alcohol and Drug Counselor

2013-14 Edition

Cascade Campus
Student Services Building (SSB), Room 313
Program Admissions: 971-722-5667
Program Advising: 971-722-5427

www.pcc.edu/addiction

Career and Program Description

Alcohol and drug counselors work in public and private sector organizations to provide diagnosis, assessment, education, referral and treatment services to clients with alcohol and other drug problems.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Less than One-Year Certificate

Addiction Studies

Prerequisites and Requirements

  1. Completion of AD 101, with a C or better.
  2. Completion of WR 121
  3. Completion of LIB 101
  4. Documentation of not abusing alcohol or drugs for 18 months prior to admission.
  5. Complete the A&D Counselor Program application.
  6. After a complete application is approved, the student should schedule an advising session with a program adviser.

While participating in the program, recovering students will agree to abstain from alcohol and illicit drug use. All other students must agree to not abuse alcohol and other drugs while in the program.

Anyone interested in working in the addiction counseling profession in the State of Oregon should be aware that a Criminal History Check as a condition of employment is a standard practice. A conviction does not automatically disqualify someone from obtaining employment. Each situation is evaluated on a case by case basis and therefore it is very difficult to predict in advance who can be employed in any given employment situation. It is commonplace for individuals with a conviction on their record to be employed in the addiction counseling profession. The Alcohol and Drug Counselor Program cannot determine in advance who is or is not employable due to their criminal history.

The majority of program courses are offered in late afternoons or evenings to accommodate students working during the day. A few courses are offered via distance learning format. The program has been designed to prepare individuals for entry into the alcohol and drug counseling field.

Four-year institutions may accept the program’s credits for application toward their degree. Students interested in pursuing their four year degree should contact a representative of their college of choice. Transferability of credits to another institution is subject to the approval of that institution.

Prior to being accepted into either the degree or certificate programs, students may enroll; in AD 102, AD 103, AD 104, AD 184, WR 121, WR 122, PSY 239, MP 150; in any course from the Alcohol and Drug Counselor elective list; and in any General Education course.

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Examination (CADC)

The CADC is granted by the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO http://www.accbo.com). Completion of The Alcohol and Drug Counselor Program does not result in completion of the CADC. The programs coursework is designed to meet the educational requirements for the CADC II. All practicum hours contribute towards the work experience requirement for the CADC I.

Alcohol and Drug Counselor AAS Degree

Minimum 99 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Some courses specified within the program may be used as General Education. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Alcohol and Drug Counselor Degree Credit Summary

AD70
MP3
PSY8
WR4
Alcohol and Drug Counselor Electives6
Remaining General Education8
Total Credits99

Alcohol and Drug Degree Courses

AD 102Drug Use and Addiction3
AD 103Women and Addiction3
AD 104Multicultural Counseling3
AD 106Smoking Cessation1
AD 150Basic Counseling and Addiction3
AD 151Basic Counseling Skills Mastery1
AD 152Group Counseling and Addiction3
AD 153Theories of Counseling3
AD 154Client Record Management and Addiction3
AD 155Motivational Interviewing & Addiction3
AD 156Ethical and Professional Issues3
AD 157Motivational Interviewing Skills Mastery1
AD 184Men & Addiction3
AD 202Trauma and Recovery3
AD 250Advanced Counseling and Addiction3
AD 251Advanced Counseling Skills Mastery1
AD 255Multiple Diagnoses3
AD 270APracticum: Addiction18
AD 270BPracticum: Addiction - Seminar 18
AD 278Practicum Preparation1
MP 150Introduction to Electronic Health Records3
PSY 201AIntroduction to Psychology - Part 1 *4
or PSY 202A Introduction to Psychology - Part 2
PSY 239Introduction to Abnormal Psychology *4
WR 122English Composition4
Alcohol and Drug Counselor Degree Electives6
Remaining General Education8
Total Credits99

*

PSY 201A and PSY 202A could be used as General Education.

1

Students attend a concurrent two credit seminar each term.

Alcohol and Drug Counselor Degree Electives

AD 105Aging & Addiction3
AD 107Addiction Recovery Mentor3
AD 108Adolescence and Addiction3
AD 109Criminality and Addiction3
AD 110Substance Abuse Prevention3
AD 111Gambling and Addiction I3
AD 112Gambling and Addiction II3

Addiction Studies Less Than One-Year Certificate

Minimum 44 credits. The Addiction Studies Certificate is a related certificate. All courses are contained in the Alcohol and Drug Counselor AAS Degree.

Addiction Studies Certificate Credit Summary

AD44
Total Credits44

Addiction Studies Certificate Courses

AD 102Drug Use and Addiction3
AD 104Multicultural Counseling3
AD 106Smoking Cessation1
AD 150Basic Counseling and Addiction3
AD 151Basic Counseling Skills Mastery1
AD 152Group Counseling and Addiction3
AD 153Theories of Counseling3
AD 154Client Record Management and Addiction3
AD 155Motivational Interviewing & Addiction3
AD 156Ethical and Professional Issues3
AD 157Motivational Interviewing Skills Mastery1
AD 255Multiple Diagnoses3
AD 270APracticum: Addiction9
AD 270BPracticum: Addiction - Seminar 12
AD 270BPracticum: Addiction - Seminar 12
AD 278Practicum Preparation1
Total Credits44

1

Students attend a concurrent two- credit seminar each term.

Courses

AD 101. Alcohol Use and Addiction. 3 Credits.

Basic overview of addiction with emphasis on alcohol addiction. Considers physiology, psychology, treatment, prevention, recovery and relapse. Required for students wishing to enter the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Program. Audit available.

AD 102. Drug Use and Addiction. 3 Credits.

Considers current drug use and psychological/behavioral aspects of client misuse or addiction. Includes drug chemistry, physiological effects of drug use upon the body and specific treatment formats and techniques. Audit available.

AD 103. Women and Addiction. 3 Credits.

Investigates patterns of alcohol and drug use and abuse by women in our society. Explores models of treatment and recovery specific to the needs of women and the relationship of substance abuse to social issues. Audit available.

AD 104. Multicultural Counseling. 3 Credits.

Focuses on diversity of populations using addiction counseling services. Emphasizes developing sensitivity to relevant cultural differences and building skills in addressing them. Audit available.

AD 105. Aging & Addiction. 3 Credits.

Covers drug and alcohol addiction among older adults, including prescription and other drugs and alcohol, used either alone or in combination. As tolerance to the effects of alcohol and other drugs decline, aging adults have higher risk factors. Addresses issues specific to aging, including late onset addiction, effects of use on performance of activities of daily living, treatment issues and co-occurring disorders such as depression or other chronic illnesses. A multicultural perspective is used, including the role of social class and gender issues. Audit available.

AD 106. Smoking Cessation. 1 Credit.

Presents an overview of nicotine addiction and specific evidenced based practices that have been demonstrated to contribute to successful smoking cessation efforts. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

AD 107. Addiction Recovery Mentor. 3 Credits.

Presents an overview of Addiction Recovery Mentor skills, resources and evidence-based practices that have been demonstrated to contribute to successful Peer Mentor Programs. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

AD 108. Adolescence and Addiction. 3 Credits.

Examines addiction, substance use and abuse from the adolescent point of view. Includes assessment and treatment planning appropriate to this population and considers ethical and legal ramifications. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores, and AD 101 and AD 102. Audit available.

AD 109. Criminality and Addiction. 3 Credits.

Examines the relationship between substance abuse issues and criminal behavior. Includes assessment of risk for criminal behavior and the likelihood of reoffending and evidenced based treatment protocols relevant to the addicted criminally involved person with special emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

AD 110. Substance Abuse Prevention. 3 Credits.

Presents an overview of substance abuse prevention theories and prevention programming applications. Emphasizes theories and models basic to prevention, evidence-based prevention strategies and model programs, strategic planning and outcome evaluation. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

AD 111. Gambling and Addiction I. 3 Credits.

Presents an overview of gambling addiction and evidence-based practices that have been demonstrated to contribute to successful gambling addiction treatment. This is the first course of a two-course class sequence. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

AD 112. Gambling and Addiction II. 3 Credits.

Presents evidence-based practice and application of those skill sets to individuals presenting with gambling addiction concerns. This is the second course of a two-course sequence. Audit available. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores, and AD 111. Audit available.

AD 150. Basic Counseling and Addiction. 3 Credits.

Introduces basic skills required for establishing an effective professional helping relationship. Emphasizes in-class practice and feedback. Prerequisite: AD 101. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 122. Audit available.

AD 151. Basic Counseling Skills Mastery. 1 Credit.

Provides an opportunity to demonstrate a minimum level of facilitative skills required for initial practicum placement. Demonstrate mastery in responding to client behavior, content, feelings and meaning, through in-class practice and videotape review. Offered on a pass/no pass basis only. Prerequisite: AD 101. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 122.

AD 152. Group Counseling and Addiction. 3 Credits.

Provides exposure to the concepts of group process, group development and leader facilitation skills. Emphasizes group therapy and the addiction counselor. Prerequisite: AD 101. Prerequisite/ concurrent: WR 122. Audit available.

AD 153. Theories of Counseling. 3 Credits.

Basic theories of counseling, emphasizing treatment of addiction. Developmental model of recovery is used as a basis for discussion and comparison of the various theories. Prerequisite: AD 101. Audit available.

AD 154. Client Record Management and Addiction. 3 Credits.

Provides the student the knowledge and skills needed to plan treatment and manage client records. Explores methods for making decisions regarding goals and objectives to be reached by clients during and after treatment. Covers all aspects of client record management including federal and state regulations and American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) placement criteria. Prerequisite: AD 101. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 122. Audit available.

AD 155. Motivational Interviewing & Addiction. 3 Credits.

Designed to facilitate the acquisition of motivational interviewing counseling skills as applied to the arena of addiction counseling. Prerequisites: AD 101, AD 150, AD 151, WR 121. Prerequisite or concurrent: WR 122. Audit available.

AD 156. Ethical and Professional Issues. 3 Credits.

Covers ethical and legal issues relevant to the alcohol and drug counselor. Prerequisite: AD 101. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 122. Audit available.

AD 157. Motivational Interviewing Skills Mastery. 1 Credit.

Provides an opportunity to demonstrate a minimum level of facilitative skills required for Motivational Interviewing (MI) as adapted with the "Anchor Point System" (APS). Demonstrates initial mastery of micro-counseling skills of the MI/APS through the creation of multimedia video/audio segments. Offered on a pass/no pass basis only. Co-requisite: AD 155.

AD 184. Men & Addiction. 3 Credits.

Provides an in-depth view of the biological, cultural, and sociological origins of male roles and behavior and explore the implications of this for understanding mental health, sexuality, addiction, and criminal behavior of men. Develops a framework for the essential elements of gender-specific treatment for boys and men. Audit available.

AD 201. Families and Addiction. 3 Credits.

A comprehensive survey of all topics related to family work, from intervention to recovery, covering the scope of family work with a special population of families impacted by addiction, whether current or intergenerational. Covers the initial contact with a family, defining and describing all of the possible dynamics, needs and interventions defined in current literature. Prerequisite: AD 101. Audit available.

AD 202. Trauma and Recovery. 3 Credits.

Explores the neurobiology of attachment and reward as they relate to the addictive experience. Presents models of relational healing with a strong emphasis on specific skill acquisition that can be used in treatment settings. Utilizes trauma informed and wellness informed approaches targeted to working with families in the process of recovery from addictive disease. Prerequisite: WR 122, AD 101, AD 151. Audit available.

AD 211. Alcohol & Drug: Special Studies. 1 Credit.

Not required for degree and may not be substituted for any required program courses. Audit available.

AD 212. Alcohol & Drug: Special Studies. 2 Credits.

Not required for degree and may not be substituted for any required program courses. Audit available.

AD 213. Alcohol & Drug: Special Studies. 3 Credits.

Not required for degree and may not be substituted for any required program courses. Audit available.

AD 250. Advanced Counseling and Addiction. 3 Credits.

Enhances the professional knowledge and skills of counselors preparing to enter the field. Focuses on current evidence-based practice/best practice models in addiction counseling, integrating a variety of conceptual theories into a comprehensive framework for human behavior, addiction, and change. Prerequisites: AD 101, AD 150, AD 151, WR 121. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 122. Co-requisite: AD 251. Audit available. Audit available.

AD 251. Advanced Counseling Skills Mastery. 1 Credit.

Focuses on increasing counselor empathy and communication skills. Develops skills through in-class practice and videotape review. Offered on a pass/no pass basis only. Co-requisite: AD 250.

AD 255. Multiple Diagnoses. 3 Credits.

Covers assessment of chemical dependency clients for communicable diseases and co-existing mental disorders, effective intervention, and referral of clients to optimum resources for resolving coexisting diagnoses. Develops clear ethical guidelines for alcohol and drug counselors practicing within an area of competence. Prerequisites: AD 101, AD 102, AD 151, WR 121. Prerequisite or concurrent: WR 122, PSY 239. Audit available.

AD 270A. Practicum: Addiction. 1-6 Credit.

Provides clinical educational experience in an addiction treatment or DUII educational facility under the supervision of personnel who meet ACCBO requirements. Provides the opportunity to meet the ACCBO work experience requirements. Prerequisites: AD 102, AD 152, AD 153, AD 154, AD 155, AD 156, AD 157,AD 278, MP201. Corequisite: AD 270B.

AD 270B. Practicum: Addiction - Seminar. 2 Credits.

Focuses on the integration and synthesis of academic preparation with "real world" addiction counseling experience. Includes consideration of counselor self-care, healthy work practice, professional ethics and ongoing professional development. Corequisite: AD 270A. Audit available.

AD 278. Practicum Preparation. 1 Credit.

Provides student with the opportunity to demonstrate facility with the documentation required for the A/D practicum course, and develop an individualized plan for success in practicum. Prerequisite/Concurrent: AD 101, AD 102, AD 150, AD 151, AD 156, and WR 121.