Dec 16, 2019  
2019-20 Catalog 
    
2019-20 Catalog

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate of Achievement


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The certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counseling provides the knowledge, skills and training required for counseling in the field of chemical dependency treatment. The program is designed for students completing state-defined requirements for licensure or certification as a chemical dependency professional (CDP), probation assessment officer (PAO), alcohol/drug information (ADIS) instructor and substance abuse prevention specialist (SAPS).

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills & abilities described below:

  • Distinguish the four basic theoretical perspectives on the cause of chemical dependency and the specific theoretical understanding of chemical dependency outlined in the Revised Code of Washington
  • Implement the core elements of assessment and diagnosis of chemical dependency
  • Create and implement individualized treatment plans designed to assist alcoholic and drug addicted individuals to achieve and maintain abstinence from mood-altering substances
  • Engage in the case management of alcoholic and drug addicted individuals referred to chemical dependency treatment by employers, families and the legal system
  • Demonstrate understanding of various theoretical principles of one to one, group, relapse prevention and continuing care counseling
  • Competently use the skills needed to effectively counsel alcoholic and drug addicted individuals in one to one, group, relapse prevention and continuing care counseling sessions
  • Competently maintain the medical records of alcoholic and drug addicted individuals
  • Demonstrate understanding of Federal and State laws related to the field of chemical dependency counseling including but not limited to confidentiality, mandatory reporting and the Uniform Disciplinary Act

Gainful Employment Disclosure

For details about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit https://www2.bellevuecollege.edu/legal/gedisclosure/alcohol-and-drug-counseling.pdf

Total: 50


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