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Addiction Studies Plan of Study

Addiction Studies: Cert Comp
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Addiction Studies: Cert Comp


   Certificate Courses (12 cr. to be chosen)

      PSY 1010   General Psychology 3 cr.  Describes the major systems, central issues and historical development of modern psychology. Introduces basic principles in sensation, perception, cognition, learning, memory, language, emotion, motivation, personality organization, and social process. 
      AS  2000   Introduction to Addictions 1 cr.  Examines the psychological effects of diffferent caregoreis of psyhoactive drugs, the behavioral patterns of substance use in different portions of the U.S. population, the explanatory models of substance abuse on family members and social structures and the modalities of intervention for chemical dependency. 
      AS  3430   Dynamics of Addiction 1 cr.  This course examines different perspectives on the identification, assessment, and treatment of an individual with a chemical and/or a non-substance-related addictive disorder from person-in-environment & risk/resilience perspectives. Topics include the personal, community, and societal costs of addiction, effective treatment and harm reduction strategies, individual and family self-help, the obstacles to treatment provision, and approaches to relapse prevention. 
      AS  3440   Family Systems 1 cr.  Chemical and non-substance-related addictions: analysis of family roles, rules, relationships, and rituals. Discussion of the dynamics of codependency, issues for minor and adult children of chemically and non-substance-related families, family violence, psychosocial and economic issues, and resources for family recovery. 
      AS  4840   Ethical Professional Practices (AS*/PSY/SW) 1 cr.  Issues that impact ethical decision making as carried out in counseling practice: the ethical standards set by professional associations, steps to making ethical decisions in professional practice, development of the counselor's ethical identity, a comprehensive analysis of cultural considerations as they relate to ethical decision making, and legal issues. 

      AS Electives (5 cr. to be chosen)

         AS  2120   Diverse Populations 1 cr.  Examination of the special needs, issues, and interventions for individuals with chemical dependency problems and non-substance-related addictions and their significant others specific to culture, customs, race, ethnicity, language, age, religion, gender, sexual preference, disabilities, criminal background, and other cultural characteristics. Emphasis placed on cultural competence and unique diversity 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 Use and HIV 1 cr.  An introduction to issues relevant to the chemical dependency treatment field as it encounters the impact of HIV: factors related to treatment considerations, methods for reducing high risk behaviors, prevention measures, high risk groups, social interventions, and epidemiologic and psychiatric data; pertinent information on the connection between drug usage and HIV in the treatment field. 
         AS  3560   Addiction Studies: Grief and 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 and 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   Women and Addiction: Gender-Responsive Approaches 1 cr.  The purpose of this course is to set forth a biopsychosociocultural framework to identify and analyze issues specifically related to women with chemical and non-substance-related addictions. Discussion includes emotional and physiological dynamics; the principles of gender-specific treatment; the impact of societal values; the relationship between addictions and trauma; engagement, treatment, and retention strategies; barriers to treatment; relapse and ethical issues. 
         AS  3760   Disordered Gambling 1 cr.  An introduction to the dynamics of gambling as an addictive behavior: types of gambling opportunities, the scope of the problem, types of gamblers, contemporary screening and assessment instruments, co-morbidity with alcohol dependence, intervention strategies, and multi-faceted family issues. At-risk 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 and 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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