Alcohol/Drug Counseling

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ADC 111: Substance Abuse and Society
(2) S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ADC 120
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Study of the impact of drugs and alcohol on American society and responses to it from the government's efforts to reduce illegal trafficking and crime, to the efforts of communities to promote education, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Topics include the cost of substance abuse; failure of the war on drugs; current trends in drug diversion/treatment-based specialty courts; the efficacy of different treatment modalities; and the effects of substance abuse on minorities, seniors and women.

ADC 116: Law And Ethics: Essentials For Alcohol And Drug Counselors
(1) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: None
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-requisites: None

Review of legal and ethical issues governing the alcohol and drug counselor's responsibilities, including federal, state and local laws governing confidentiality and reporting; and ethical practices associated with the counseling field and related professional organizations.

ADC 117: Motivational Interviewing
(1) F, S, Summer - CSU
Prerequisites: None
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-requisites: None

[image4] Explores motivation-enhancing techniques in working with clients' natural ambivalence to change addictive behaviors and make changes to increase participation in recovery and positive treatment outcomes.

ADC 118: Relationships in Recovery
(1) S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 110 or 110H or 110GB

Examines the social associations, connections or affiliations between two or more people in the recover process from chemical dependency. topics include personal relationships, intimate relationships and professional relationships.

ADC 119: Finding Your Authentic Voice
(1) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 110 or 110H or 110GB

Orients counselors to the paradoxical treatment found in 12-step programs, emphasizing the necessity to develop awareness of personal process and authentic self through supported risk-taking. singing to an audience begins the transformation of self-consciousness to full authentic presence.

ADC 120: Alcohol And Other Drugs
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: None
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-requisites: None

[image5] Study of psychoactive substance use, abuse and dependence from social, historical and current perspectives, including biological, psychological and socio-cultural models of addiction and dependence. Explores the impact of alcohol and drugs on American society and the dynamics of chemical dependency. Other topics include the cost of substance abuse, different treatment modalities and philosophies, and the effects of substance abuse on minorities, seniors and women.

ADC 121: Basic Interviewing And Counseling Skills
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: None
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or 110GB
Co-requisites: None

Counseling as a collaborative process that facilitates the client's progress towards mutually determined goals and objectives. Presents skills fundamental to effective interviewing and counseling, including how to deal constructively with clients whose behavior is unpleasant or difficult. Students learn dynamics of behavior and relationships, and develop a conceptual model for observing and assessing patterns of personal interactions. Skills learned may be applied in counseling, mediation, negotiation and interpersonal settings.

ADC 122: Pharmacological And Physiological Effects Of Alcohol And Other Drugs
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: None
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-requisites: None

Survey of the medical and pharmacological aspects of alcohol and psychoactive substances. Includes theories and research pertaining to chemical dependency, pharmacological actions of drugs, drug classifications, medical and physical effects of alcohol and other drugs, the potential for abuse and dependency, and how psychoactive substances affect the mind and body.

ADC 123: Group Treatment
(3) S - CSU
Prerequisites: ADC 121 (may be taken concurrently)
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

[image6] Examines the theory and practice of group therapy as a primary modality in the treatment of substance abuse/dependency and explores group structures and compositions that work best for different populations in successive stages of recovery, stages of group process, and effective group leader skills. Emphasis on the development and application of group leader skills through the use of simulated exercises, role-playing, and practical group experience.

ADC 124: Chemical Dependency and The Family
(3) F - CSU
Prerequisites: None
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-requisites: None
Course Advisories: ADC 120 and ADC 121

Presents theory and clinical practice designed to provide a basic understanding of the family dynamics involved when a member has a chemical dependency problem, and therapeutic techniques to facilitate effective intervention strategies for the family as a system and individuals within that system. Includes assessment, family roles, family rules, codependency, open and closed family systems, intervention techniques, and treatment modalities.

ADC 125: Co-Occurring Disorders I: Recognition And Referral
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: None
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
Co-requisites: None
Course Advisories: ADC 120 and ADC 121

Explores historical and current theories dealing with clients who have both a substance abuse and co-existing psychiatric disorder. Includes concepts, definitions, epidemiology, historical divisions of the fields of substance abuse and psychiatry, funding, clinical implications, recognition, and assessment and referral of clients.

ADC 126: Treatment And Case Management Of Chemically-Dependent Individual
(4) F - CSU
Prerequisites: ADC 121
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-requisites: None

[image7] Theories, skills, techniques, and legal and ethical practices fundamental to bio-psycho-social therapy for chemically-dependent individuals. Includes eliciting an appropriate case history; assessment and diagnosis; implementing effective intervention; case management skills; treatment plan development; and a review of legal and ethical issues governing the alcohol and drug counselor's responsibilities. Also covers use of these skills in employee assistance programs, treatment programs in hospitals, social, residential and outpatient settings, and other related health and social services.

ADC 127: Complementary Treatment: Auricular Acupuncture, Nutrition and Amino Acid Therapy
(1) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduces modalities of complementary medicine for addictive disorders, including auricular acupuncture, oriental medicine, nutrition and amino acid therapy and their applications as effective treatment, exploring their efficacy and how they integrate with other treatment modalities.

ADC 128: Introduction to the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
(1) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 Oor ENG110H or ENG 110GB

Introduces the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as a basis for treatment of and a model for recovery from chronic addictive disorders. Topics include a history of the development and efficacy of the twelve steps.

ADC 129: Emotional Balance and Mindfulness in Recovery
(3) F - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG110H or ENG 110GB

[image8] Introduces bio-psychological approaches to treatment of trauma and addiction, engaging dynamics between the brain and the mind. Presents research demonstrating the efficacy of meditation, mindfulness, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), neurofeedback, and physical/emotional lifestyle choices as transformative practices which lead to increased and lasting emotional balance.

ADC 130: Diversity And Cultural Issues In Counseling: Identity, Expression And Addiction
(3) S - CSU
Prerequisites: None
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-requisites: None

Examines the importance of diversity and culture in determining an individual's reality as applied to the prevention and treatment of alcohol and other drug abuse or dependence. Explores both dependence and codependence from different cultural perspectives, with emphasis on increasing the student's awareness of the social and economic factors that influence substance abuse among U.S. ethnic populations.

ADC 131: Attitudes, Motivation And Behavior Change
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: ADC 120 and ADC 121
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H oe ENG 110GB

Explores and contrasts models of motivation and behavior change in substance-abusing clients. Students examine and practice motivational-enhancing techniques, with emphasis on learning therapeutic skills to create conditions which facilitate an individual's motivation to change, enlisting the individual's cooperation in developing a plan of change, learning intervention skills, and helping the client to maintain a positive attitude throughout the process.

ADC 132: Substance Abuse and Adolescents
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: None
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-requisites: None
Course Advisories: ADC 120 and ADC 124

Focuses on the treatment needs and challenges of substance-abusing adolescents. Includes screening and assessment; developing effective prevention and treatment approaches; levels and types of care; case management; detoxification; individual, group and family therapy; peer-driven treatment; treatment in the juvenile justice system; and why adolescent treatment has been so unsuccessful.

ADC 133: Anger Management and Family Violence
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: ADC 120
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Examines anger, aggression and violence, particularly domestic violence, and their connection to substance abuse. Explores screening for domestic violence and the creation of effective treatment plans. Includes scope and nature of family violence; other manifestations of violence; assessing anger; treatment planning; use of medications; strategies to manage anger and aggression through relaxation and cognitive and behavioral interventions; and coordination of services between substance abuse and domestic violence treatment providers.

ADC 134: Co-Occurring Disorders II: Management and Treatment
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: ADC 125
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduces management and treatment of persons with co-existing psychiatric and substance abuse disorders within chemical dependency treatment modalities. Building on topics covered in ADC 125, study focuses on common issues facing alcohol and drug counselors who manage cases of persons diagnosed as having a psychiatric disorder in addition to a chemical dependency. Includes pain management, utilizing 12-step programs, conflicts with such programs, working with families, integration of treatment, and treatment modalities.

ADC 136: Eating Disorders I
(1) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Examines the nature and dynamics of major eating disorders, including diagnostic criteria, physical and behavioral symptoms, risk factors, adaptive functions and appropriate referrals for treatment.

ADC 137: Conflict Resolution
(1) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 110 or 110H or ENG 110GB

Explores conflict resolution and the necessary skills to deal with situations and individuals in conflict, presenting effective methods to resolve conflicts and disputes.

ADC 138: Multiple Sexual Addictions
(1) F, S, Summer - CSU

Eligibility for English 110 or 110H or ENG 110GB Reviews the psychological and physiological aspects of addictive sexual attitudes and behaviors, the rapid expansion of pornography, the range of sexual activities available on the Internet and the potential adverse consequences for users and their partners. Explores how addictions, compulsions and deprivations combine in a complex systemic problem called Addiction Interaction Disorder (AID).

ADC 139: Introduction to Process Addictions
(3) S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Presents the psychological and physiological aspects of process addictions within a meta-pattern called Addiction Interaction Disorder (AID). Explores how addictions, compulsions and deprivations combine, interact and become part of one another and how these packages can be unbundled and approached separately or in whole.

ADC 140: Recovery Through Movement
(2) S - CSU
Prerequisites: None
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or 110GB
Co-requisites: None

Explores how daily physical practice can build conscious awareness and transform negative self-perception patterns and interpretations resulting from addictive conditioned tendencies through the use of building an awareness of how the body and the mind are connected, developing an awareness of how the body takes on the shape of our experience.

ADC 141: Integral Treatment Modalities
(1) S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or 110GB.

Introduces emerging cognitive/neurological approaches to the treatment of addictive behaviors, examining the dynamic interplay between the physiology of the brain and the structures of the psyche, as affected by trauma and addiction.

ADC 144: Alternative Treatments: The Firemaker Method
(1) S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or 110GB

Introduces The Firemaker Method, a systems-based, metaphor-driven treatment model that addresses addiction and co-occurring psychological disorders within innovative treatment approaches, including reading, writing, storytelling, visual and expressive arts, and other experiential activities.

ADC 145: Prenatal Effects of Drugs and Alcohol
(1) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Course Advisories: ADC 120 and ADC 121

Provides the skills to identify prenatal effects of drugs and alcohol; to intervene with pregnant women who may be abusing substances; to implement strategies and interventions to help affected individuals and their families; and to provide this vital information to those at high risk who may become pregnant.

ADC 146: Substance Abuse Prevention
(3) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Course Advisories: ADC 120 and ADC 121

Provides training from evidence-based prevention initiatives and practices; the application, effective planning and evaluation of those practices from research that validates the advantages of prevention; and the creation of new opportunities for expansion in the field of substance abuse.

ADC 152: Clinical Process
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: ADC 126
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-requisites: ADC 290

Through the use of case presentations, clinical process and supervision, this course further develops and integrates specific skills and competencies central to the entry-level alcohol and drug counselor's professional and clinical efficacy.

ADC 290: Work Experience in Alcohol and Drug Counseling
(1-4) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: ADC 126
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Work Experience provides certificate and degree students in Alcohol and Drug Counseling with fieldwork at an agency that offers counseling and/or case management services to individuals and families with alcohol or other drug problems. Experiential Learning consists of 220 hours of supervised fieldwork over a 16-week semester.

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