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 2309 Ethical and Professional Issues in Chemical Dependency

Credits : 3
This course focuses on the ethical foundations needed to assist the counselor in exploring complex ethical dilemmas in the field of addiction counseling. This course will provide an understanding of the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). The NAADAC Code of Ethics is a general guideline for professional behavior. This course will also provide information on general ethical principles, legal issues and ramifications, and ethical decision-making. Exploration of common ethical dilemmas will be examined and guidelines for addressing these dilemmas will also be addressed.

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 concepts of moral development in counseling
  • Examine the importance to study ethical and legal principles and the decision making process
  • Analyze the NAADAC Code of Ethics and legal and moral dilemmas
  • Explore the role and responsibility of the Addiction Counselor as an Ethical Professional
  • Examine the need for consultation with other professionals in the field of addictions
  • 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 2309 Ethical and Professional Issues in Chemical Dependency

Credits : 3
This course focuses on the ethical foundations needed to assist the counselor in exploring complex ethical dilemmas in the field of addiction counseling. This course will provide an understanding of the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). The NAADAC Code of Ethics is a general guideline for professional behavior. This course will also provide information on general ethical principles, legal issues and ramifications, and ethical decision-making. Exploration of common ethical dilemmas will be examined and guidelines for addressing these dilemmas will also be addressed.

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 concepts of moral development in counseling
  • Examine the importance to study ethical and legal principles and the decision making process
  • Analyze the NAADAC Code of Ethics and legal and moral dilemmas
  • Explore the role and responsibility of the Addiction Counselor as an Ethical Professional
  • Examine the need for consultation with other professionals in the field of addictions
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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