May 18, 2024  
2017-18 Catalog 
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ALDAC 204 - Chem Dep Adolescent Assessment and Treatment

2 CR

Examines the similarities and differences between adolescent and adult onset of addiction, various treatment models and developmental delay. Includes practice with adolescent specific diagnostic and patient placement criteria.

Prerequisite(s): ALDAC 102  and HSSA 101  and permission of program chair.

Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate use of established diagnostic criteria for substance abuse related disorders and patient placement criteria for adolescents and how they differ from those applied to adults
  • Describe variety of accepted counseling theories and strategies used in different treatment modalities with adolescents
  • Demonstrate ability to self assess potential personal limitations associated with delivering clinical services to adolescents
  • Describe patterns of substance use behaviors in adolescents and how they differ from adult substance users
  • Demonstrate ability to teach adolescents accepted and effective relapse prevention strategies designed for youth

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