Undergraduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Certificate is designed to meet California state standards for certification of alcohol and drug abuse counselors. This undergraduate certificate program is approved by CAADAC's education foundation CA Foundation for Advancement of Addiction Professionals. This program may not meet the requirements for certification in other states. For complete information on the CAADAC certification, or to order a CAADAC handbook, visit www.caadac.org or call (916) 368-9412.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Establish professional relationships with diverse clients with alcohol and drug abuse and/or dependence issues.
- Demonstrate entry level counseling skills in working with individuals, groups, and families relative to alcohol and drug abuse and/or dependence issues.
- Assess and diagnose clients using DSM IV-TR alcohol and drug abuse and dependence criteria.
- Develop a treatment plan based on a biopsychosocial assessment of the individual’s strengths, weaknesses, problems, and needs.
- Develop case management plans for clients that bring services, agencies, resources, or people together with a planned framework of action.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment approaches.
- Provide client education to individuals, groups, and families on alcohol and drug abuse and dependence.
- Interact with counselors and other professionals in regard to client treatment and services.
- Adhere to established professional codes of ethics and standards of practice.
- SOC 100 Principles of Sociology
- PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
- ADC 205 Intro to Substance Abuse
- ADC 215 Physiology of Substance Abuse
- ADC 225 Law and Ethics
- ADC 235 Case Management
- ADC 245 Individual Counseling I
- ADC 255 Individual Counseling II
- ADC 265 Group & Family Counseling
- ADC 275 Personal & Professional Growth
- ADC 285 Practicum in Substance Abuse