Certificate in Addiction Studies

Pre-Baccalaureate Certificate in Addiction Studies

CalSouthern’s Certificate in Addiction Studies is a 33-credit program, comprised of the following required courses and optional elective course:


Addiction Studies Courses

Required Courses

PSY 2308 Counseling and Treatment of the Chemically Dependent

Credits : 3
This course focuses on counseling and treatment skills leading to a career in Chemical Dependency. The learner will obtain practical skills of completing a full biopsychosocial evaluation, including making a diagnosis using the DSM, interviewing skills, treatment planning, referrals, communication, listening and feedback skills, how groups work, the impact of culture and diversity on treatment and how to assess spiritual issues. Counseling theories and research will be addressed in relationship to treating addictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet resources
  • Apply evidence based treatment approaches for addiction
  • Classify the diagnosis of substance use disorders
  • Examine the approaches utilized for treating co-occurring disorders
  • Explore the relationship between addiction to violence and abuse
  • Examine research, legal and ethical issues, culture and diversity, ethnicity, gender, disability and age
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Electives

PSY 2308 Counseling and Treatment of the Chemically Dependent

Credits : 3
This course focuses on counseling and treatment skills leading to a career in Chemical Dependency. The learner will obtain practical skills of completing a full biopsychosocial evaluation, including making a diagnosis using the DSM, interviewing skills, treatment planning, referrals, communication, listening and feedback skills, how groups work, the impact of culture and diversity on treatment and how to assess spiritual issues. Counseling theories and research will be addressed in relationship to treating addictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet resources
  • Apply evidence based treatment approaches for addiction
  • Classify the diagnosis of substance use disorders
  • Examine the approaches utilized for treating co-occurring disorders
  • Explore the relationship between addiction to violence and abuse
  • Examine research, legal and ethical issues, culture and diversity, ethnicity, gender, disability and age
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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