Certificate in Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

CalSouthern’s Certificate in Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency is an 18-credit program, comprised of the following six required courses:


Chemical Dependency Courses

PSY 86511.1 Substance Use and Related Disorders

Credits : 3
This course focuses on the etiology, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of substance use and co-occurring disorders. Evidence-based counseling approaches that facilitate ethical intervention and treatment are explored. Special consideration is given to culture, diversity, stigmatization and special populations as related to substance use recovery. Consultation, community outreach, referral and preventative interventions are addressed.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Recognize the neurobiological and genetic components of addiction
  • Analyze current theories of the etiology of the chemical addictions and process addictions
  • Construct and justify diagnosis, interventions and treatment plans
  • Apply current research on evidence based assessment and treatment of addiction
  • Consider the legal/ethical and cultural aspects related to addiction
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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