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 2315 CAADAC Certification Preparation

Credits : 3

This course is designed to provide comprehensive preparation and guidelines on how to successfully pass the California Association of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Counselors (CAADAC) Exam. This course will focus on covering the basic areas of certification that includes: the Foundation of Addiction, the Neurobiology of Addiction; the Treatment of Addiction (Screening, Intake, Orientation, Assessment, Treatment Planning, Case Management, Crisis Intervention, Client Education, Counseling & Counseling Theories, 12-Step Recovery Model, and Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change of Recovery). The course will also include topics such as HIV/AIDS; Diverse Populations in Treatment; Referrals; Reports and Recordkeeping; Ethics and Law; and Professional Development and Consultation. The course will also review the process and procedures used in successfully taking the CAADAC exam and will conclude three quizzes and a practice exam with 100 multiple choice questions. *Optional Preparation Course in order help pass rates of the California Association of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Counselors (CAADAC) Exam.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet resources
  • Examine different theoretical approaches in the treatment of addiction
  • Analyze the causes of addiction, the stages of recovery, relapse and relapse prevention strategies
  • Compare and contrast societal, cross-cultural, and gender theories as the pertain to addiction, and the practical implications of each within a diverse community structure
  • Describe the critical issues and aspects of HIV/AIDS and how it relates to substance abuse
  • Evaluate the ethical and legal domains of addiction counseling
  • Organize test taking strategies and study plan guidelines
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Electives

PSY 2315 CAADAC Certification Preparation

Credits : 3

This course is designed to provide comprehensive preparation and guidelines on how to successfully pass the California Association of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Counselors (CAADAC) Exam. This course will focus on covering the basic areas of certification that includes: the Foundation of Addiction, the Neurobiology of Addiction; the Treatment of Addiction (Screening, Intake, Orientation, Assessment, Treatment Planning, Case Management, Crisis Intervention, Client Education, Counseling & Counseling Theories, 12-Step Recovery Model, and Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change of Recovery). The course will also include topics such as HIV/AIDS; Diverse Populations in Treatment; Referrals; Reports and Recordkeeping; Ethics and Law; and Professional Development and Consultation. The course will also review the process and procedures used in successfully taking the CAADAC exam and will conclude three quizzes and a practice exam with 100 multiple choice questions. *Optional Preparation Course in order help pass rates of the California Association of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Counselors (CAADAC) Exam.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet resources
  • Examine different theoretical approaches in the treatment of addiction
  • Analyze the causes of addiction, the stages of recovery, relapse and relapse prevention strategies
  • Compare and contrast societal, cross-cultural, and gender theories as the pertain to addiction, and the practical implications of each within a diverse community structure
  • Describe the critical issues and aspects of HIV/AIDS and how it relates to substance abuse
  • Evaluate the ethical and legal domains of addiction counseling
  • Organize test taking strategies and study plan guidelines
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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