Addiction Counselor Education (CP)
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The Certificate of Proficiency in Addiction Counselor Education equips members of the helping professions as well as other professions with knowledge of the addiction disorders and behaviors in order to assist them in the delivery of services to their clients and patients. Knowledge of addictive processes can greatly assist members of law enforcement, teachers, health care workers, corrections and social services workers, among others, in performing their jobs in a more comprehensive manner. This certificate is intended only for those students already holding an associate degree or above.
|General Education Requirements|
|ENGL&101||ENGLISH COMPOSITION I||5|
|Major Area Requirements|
|ACED 101||SURVEY OF ADDICTIONOLOGY 1||3-5|
|or HSSA&101||INTRO TO ADDICTIVE DRUGS|
|ACED 122||INTRODUCTION TO ADDICTIONS COUNSELING SKILLS||3|
|ACED 125||GROUP COUNSELING IN ADDICTIONS||3|
|ACED 132||INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING FAMILY MEMBERS||3|
|ACED 136||LAW AND ETHICS IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING||3|
|ACED 137||ADDICTIONS AND MENTAL ILLNESS||3|
|ACED 138||PREVENTION AND EDUCATION IN THE COMMUNITY||3|
|ACED 160||PHARMACOLOGY OF DRUGS OF ABUSE||3|
|ACED 164||ADOLESCENT ADDICTION ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT||3|
|ACED 170||AIR- AND BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS||3|
|ACED 201||THEORIES OF COUNSELING 1||3|
|ACED 202||MULTI-CULTURAL ADDICTIONS COUNSELING||3|
|ACED 203||CASE MANAGEMENT IN ADDICTION MEDICINE||3|
|ACED 205||ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR ADDICTION COUNSEL||3|
For non-majors also.
To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
- Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
- Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
- Communicate effectively, accurately, and professionally, using verbal, non-verbal, and written language with diverse populations of clients, patients, colleagues, the public, and other healthcare providers.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors when working with clients, patients, other professionals, and the public.
- Successfully complete Washington State Chemical Dependency Professional exam.
- Understand and participate in addiction placement, continuing care, and discharge of patients and clients with addictions.
- Treat substance abuse clients in multiple settings including individual and group counseling situations.