1. National Certified Addiction Counselor Level I (NCAC)
2. Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS)
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Treatment Counselors, Social Workers, Peer Mentors, Probation Officers, School Counselors, Truant Officers, Juvenile Program Staff, Teachers, Youth Leaders, Community Coalition Members/Program Staff, SBIRT Wellness Counselors, Youth Development Workers, Volunteers and Community-based Providers.
A. Course Tuition, Certification and Testing Fees are full funded upon acceptance into the program.
B. Twenty-four hours of Test Preparation and Test Taking Skills are provided at no additional cost.
C. All courses accessible locally and via distance learning. All candidates must meet eligibility criteria.
The Foundations of Addiction Treatment applies best practices and effective, scientifically sound strategies to drug use prevention and treatment efforts. The course addresses issues of intake and screening; assessment; treatment plans; clinical documentation; case management; discharge and referral, as well as various exercises and case studies that can help guide new professionals through the counseling process.
Overview of how involvement with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs can affect health, personal and social development. Topics are related to social, philosophical, cultural, prevention, and treatment issues.
A basic overview of substance abuse prevention with an emphasis on scientifically defensible substance abuse prevention research and practices.
Theories of alcohol and other drug addiction, with emphasis on the signs and symptoms (pharmacology) of problematic use and abuse.
Overview of philosophical and procedural components for providing addiction treatment services: professional characteristics, ethical/legal issues, helping process, and initial assessment. An introduction to Motivational Interviewing is provided along with class time for practicing skills.
Strategies and core competencies for treating addicted individuals and group counseling. Experiential learning is the primary approach utilized in this class.
Practical application of providing addiction treatment services: assessment, placement, treatment planning, ethical/legal issues and case management.