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Madonna University
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Addiction Studies: Cert Comp
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Addiction Studies: Cert Comp    
   Required Courses    
      AS  2000   Addiction Studies: General Information 1 cr.  Introduction to the field of addiction studies and the scope of chemical dependency issues in the United States. Definition of terms, review of different theories of addiction, examination of the disease concept of chemical dependency, and of the continuum of care options for clients. Discussion of standards for ethical behavior in the field and opportunities for professional practice. 
      AS  3430   Addiction Studies: Focus on the Individual 1 cr.  Identification of the individual with a chemical dependency disorder: the stages of addiction, assessment instruments, care management, and relapse prevention. 
      AS  3440   Addiction Studies: Family Systems 1 cr.  Chemical dependency and the family: analysis of family roles, rules, relationships, and rituals. Discussion of the dynamics of codependency, adult children of chemically dependent families, family violence, and resources for recovery. 
      PSY 1010   General Psychology 3 cr.  The science of behavior and mental processes: sensation and perception, learning and cognition, motivation, emotion, personality development, adjustment, and maladjustment. 
      Electives                 (6 cr. to be chosen)    
         AS  2120   Addiction Studies: Special Populations 1 cr.  Examination of the special needs, issues, and interventions for diverse populations with chemical dependency problems: the scope of the problem, survey of ethic and racial groups, cultural sensitivity, intervention approaches, and discussion of unique diversity issues in Southeastern Michigan. 
         AS  2450   Addiction Studies: Counseling Models 1 cr.  Overview of counseling models used in the field of chemical dependency treatment: empathic understanding, case management, problem solving, use of cognitive-behavioral, and solution-oriented and relapse prevention approaches. 
         AS  3390   Addiction Studies: Dual Diagnosis (AS*/PSY) 1 cr.  An introduction to understanding the assessment and treatment of individuals who have a dual disorder of mental illness and chemical dependency, including presentation of specific intervention strategies and program designs. 
         AS  3460   Addiction Studies:  Prevention 1 cr.  An overview of current strategies used in prevention programs. Introduction to school- based and community programs on the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. Review of local, state, and national efforts including campus prevention. 
         AS  3540   Substance Users & HIV/AIDS 1 cr.  An introduction to issues relevant to the chemical dependency treatment field as it encounters the impact of HIV/AIDS: factors related to treatment considerations, methods for reducing high risk behaviors, prevention measures, high risk groups, social interventions, and epidemiologic and psychiatric data. Also, pertinent information on the connection between drug usage and HIV/AIDS in the treatment field. 
         AS  3560   Addiction Studies: Grief & Loss 1 cr.  The grief and loss issues that confront individuals in recovery: concerns such as family dysfunction, interpersonal loss, life review and repair, and life-style changes discussed in the context of chemical dependency treatment. 
         AS  3570   Addiction Studies:  Staff and Program Development 1 cr.  An introduction to developing effective chemical dependency treatment programs. Emphasis on program design, grant writing, funding, human resource development, team building, conflict resolution, and supervision. 
         AS  3610   Addiction Studies: Recovery & Spirituality 1 cr.  Spirituality as a key element of chemical dependency treatment. Themes such as healing, forgiveness, and acceptance discussed within the context of addiction and holistic recovery. Specific intervention strategies presented to deal with this vital therapeutic issue, including the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. 
         AS  3620   Addiction Studies: Adolescence 1 cr.  Identification of issues unique to adolescent chemical dependence. Analysis of the stages of emotional growth and social development, effects on parents and siblings, and obstacles to treatment. 
         AS  3630   Addiction Studies: Older Adults (AS*/AGE) 1 cr.  The issues of chemical dependency and the older adult. Focus on assessment, psychosocial factors, treatment strategies, model program designs, and other community resources that address this high-risk client population. 
         AS  3650   Addiction Studies:  Women 1 cr.  Identification of the issues specifically related to women with addictions. Discussion include the emotional dynamics of guilt and shame, the impact of societal values, obstacles to treatment, and state-of-the-art intervention approaches. 
         AS  3760   Problem Gambling: Assessment & Treatment 1 cr.  An introduction to the dynamics of gambling as an addictive behavior: the scope of the problem, types of gamblers, state-of-the-art testing instruments, intervention strategies, and multifaceted family issues. Special populations, such as adolescents and older adults are highlighted. 
         AS  3870   Addiction Studies: Neurobiology of Drug Addiction (AS*/PSY) 1 cr.  An overview of normal brain functioning and the influence of addictive drugs like heroin and cocaine on brain cells; the evidence for the brain’s reward pathway as a crucial neural substrate for drug addiction; drug tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal defined in neurophysiological terms. 
         AS  4490   Addiction Studies: Planning & Treatment 1 cr.  Introducing the procedures of planning and treatment in the field: assessment of problems, development of treatment plans, creation of behaviorally-specific goals and objectives, designing interventions, and planning for the termination of treatment. Students learn skills in clinical problem solving and the documentation of interventions and outcomes. 
         AS  4930   Addiction Studies: Practicum 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)  An opportunity to pursue field work directly related to chemical dependency treatment. The experience includes observation, data collection, and direct service. A capstone course that integrates the content of addiction studies courses with actual practice. 
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