Minor

CD101 Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling 3 credits

This course explores basic information needed by substance abuse counselors including history, models and theories of substance abuse. Psychological, biological, social, and spiritual effects upon the addicted person as well as family members will be examined.

Offered every fall.

CD211 Prevention Strategies in Substance Abuse and Dependence 1 credit

This course explores prevention models for substance use, abuse, and dependence. Specific needs of various groups will be taken into consideration.

Prerequisite:
CD101 Introduction to Chemical Dependency

Offered fall, in odd years.

CD212 Ethical Issues in Substance Abuse Counseling 2 credits

This course examines principles of ethical codes for both professional counselors and substance abuse counselors that inform and shape the conduct of those who provide services.  The ethical decision-making process will be applied to case studies.

Prerequisite:
PS102 General Psychology
CD101 Introduction to Chemical Dependency

Offered spring, odd years.

CD215 Case Management 1 credit

This course introduces the student to case management focusing on various elements of service coordination and ethical implications as well as documentation of the therapeutic process.

Prerequisite:
CD101 Introduction to Chemical Dependency
CD212 Ethical Issues in Chemical Dependency Counseling
Third Year Psychology Major

Offered fall; Odd years

CD314 Psychopharmacology 2 credits

This course focuses on the effects of prescription medications as well as drugs of abuse. Proper use of prescription drugs as part of the recovery process as well as those needed for mental and emotional disorders of dual-diagnosis clients will be examined.

Prerequisite:
CD101 Introduction to Chemical Dependency

Offered spring, odd years.

CD321 Theories and Techniques of Counseling 3 credits

Various theories of counseling are examined along with the Twelve Core Functions of the Substance Abuse Counselor. Case studies will be utilized to develop treatment plans.

Prerequisite:
CD101 Introduction to Chemical Dependency
PS102 General Psychology

Offered fall, even years.

CD322 Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling 3 credits

Group counseling techniques and dynamics will be examined in addition to issues related to the counselor’s countertransference. Course requirements include opportunities for self-exploration and self-awareness.

Prerequisite:
CD101 Introduction to Chemical Dependency
PS102 General Psychology
CD321 Theories and Techniques of Individual Counseling

Offered spring, even years.

PS413 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits

Students explore abnormal behavior from various theoretical perspectives. Included is the analysis of causation of behavioral abnormality and methods of therapy.

Prerequisite:
SO101 Introduction to Sociology
PS102 General Psychology
PS311 Personality Theories

Offered fall, odd years.