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 2508 Supervised Practicum and Field Placement

Credits : 6

This course is comprised of two main components: course work and individual instruction and supervision by a qualified, licensed professional. This course consists of (45) coursework hours and (256) hours of practical experience. The course includes direct supervision by a qualified professional. The Supervisor will be available for consultation while the Learner is completing the field work requirements. The minimum requirement of supervised field placement is a total of 256 hours of practical face-to-face experience performed at an agency approved by the Director of Clinical Training. Learners will have completed all of the 12 Core functions at the fieldwork site which includes 3 hours of Orientation. The twelve functions are as follows: screening; intake; orientation; assessment; treatment planning; counseling; case management; crisis intervention; client education; referral; report and record keeping; and consultation with other professionals in regard to client treatment/services. Each core function requires a minimum of 21 hours practicum experience. The application of knowledge and skills in a practice setting is essential to gain competency in professional counseling. The field work is the means by which Learners are trained to apply and integrate acquired knowledge and values; and to refine skills that are taught in the online environment. Please note: This program requires Learners to complete a 300 hour Practicum as part of their final courses Learners are instructed to find a practicum site within their local communities to fulfill this requirement. Examples of Practicum/fieldwork sites include hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, and treatment centers. All Practicum sites must be licensed by a state credentialing authority and are subject to approval by the Director of Clinical Training. It is highly recommended that Learners locate a practicum site before entering the program. At the end of the program, Learners will receive a pass/fail grade for the Practicum.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other Learners
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet resources
  • Apply appropriate diagnostic and assessment procedures in counseling sessions
  • Examine counseling techniques for adults, individuals, groups or within a family system
  • Create appropriate record keeping in therapy
  • Compare and contrast professional evaluations and feedback
  • Consult with other with other professionals in regard to client treatment/services
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Electives

PSY 2508 Supervised Practicum and Field Placement

Credits : 6

This course is comprised of two main components: course work and individual instruction and supervision by a qualified, licensed professional. This course consists of (45) coursework hours and (256) hours of practical experience. The course includes direct supervision by a qualified professional. The Supervisor will be available for consultation while the Learner is completing the field work requirements. The minimum requirement of supervised field placement is a total of 256 hours of practical face-to-face experience performed at an agency approved by the Director of Clinical Training. Learners will have completed all of the 12 Core functions at the fieldwork site which includes 3 hours of Orientation. The twelve functions are as follows: screening; intake; orientation; assessment; treatment planning; counseling; case management; crisis intervention; client education; referral; report and record keeping; and consultation with other professionals in regard to client treatment/services. Each core function requires a minimum of 21 hours practicum experience. The application of knowledge and skills in a practice setting is essential to gain competency in professional counseling. The field work is the means by which Learners are trained to apply and integrate acquired knowledge and values; and to refine skills that are taught in the online environment. Please note: This program requires Learners to complete a 300 hour Practicum as part of their final courses Learners are instructed to find a practicum site within their local communities to fulfill this requirement. Examples of Practicum/fieldwork sites include hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, and treatment centers. All Practicum sites must be licensed by a state credentialing authority and are subject to approval by the Director of Clinical Training. It is highly recommended that Learners locate a practicum site before entering the program. At the end of the program, Learners will receive a pass/fail grade for the Practicum.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other Learners
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet resources
  • Apply appropriate diagnostic and assessment procedures in counseling sessions
  • Examine counseling techniques for adults, individuals, groups or within a family system
  • Create appropriate record keeping in therapy
  • Compare and contrast professional evaluations and feedback
  • Consult with other with other professionals in regard to client treatment/services
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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