Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Svc (550)

550-101. AODA Group Process & Practice. (3 Credits)

Prepare for a role as a group leader, including understanding the process of group dynamics and implementing strategies to facilitate effective client change. Learn steps for forming groups, establishing goals and clarifying rules in order to effectively facilitate the group process.

Prerequisites: 520-102 with a minimum grade of C or 550-130 with a minimum grade of C

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550-105. Psychopharmacology. (3 Credits)

Take an in-depth look at the physiological effects of drugs and alcohol, focusing on genetic predisposition factors, and physiological and biological effects and etiology.

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550-120. Assess/Diag of Substance Abuse. (3 Credits)

Learn the skills needed to prepare a focused, well-organized interview. Collect information needed to develop and formulate a psychosocial and treatment plan. Develop differential diagnoses and the basic use of the DSM IV.

Prerequisites: (550-105 with a minimum grade of C) and (550-100 with a minimum grade of C or 520-100 with a minimum grade of C) and 520-113 with a minimum grade of C

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550-130. Counseling Methods. (3 Credits)

Examine basic counseling theories, including motivational interviewing, crisis intervention, and reality therapy (contract development).

Prerequisites: (520-102 with a minimum grade of C and 520-100 with a minimum grade of C)

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