This course will focus on alcohol and other drug dependency (AODD) as a framework for understanding other addictive behaviors and processes. As an orientation to the field of AODD, this course will introduce participants to a variety of approaches that address addiction prevention, intervention, and treatment. The course will emphasize competencies to address addictions from a multidisciplinary perspective.
COURSE OBJECTIVES/LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completing study of this course, you should be able to:
1. Discuss the scope of activities in the field of chemical dependency counseling.
2. Describe the relationship between chemical dependency counseling and other health professions.
3. Outline the main events in the early move¬ments that preceded modern chemical dependency counseling.
4. Discuss the impact of Alcoholics Anony¬mous and the Peer-Support Movement on chemical dependency counseling.
5. Indicate the contributions of therapeutic communities to modern chemical de¬pendency counseling.
6. Identify the major steps in professional education and certification in chemical dependency counseling.
7. Outline the principal employment op¬portunities in the field of chemical dependency counseling.