Goal 1: Students will be competent in critical questioning and analysis.

  • SLO 1: The Student will be able to complete substance use disorder client intake and progress notes.
  • SLO 2: The Student will be able to describe the addiction process.
  • SLO 3: The Student will demonstrate knowledge of the Transtheoretical Model of Stages of Change in recovery from addiction.

Goal 2: Students will have an appreciation of the necessity and difficulty of making ethical decisions.

  • SLO 4: The student will be able to discuss and present the role of advocacy in addressing ethical issues affecting the profession and access to quality care
  • SLO 5: The student will be able to identify and write about the professional, ethical, and legal standards of practice as well as models of ethical decision-making associated with the mental health counseling profession
  • SLO 6: The student will be able to write and present the NAADAC’s Code of Ethical Conduct in order to engage an on-going self-evaluation of professional performance applying legal, ethical and professional standards.
  • SLO 7: The student will be able to explain the importance of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) and the primary goal of the law in making it easier for people to keep health insurance and to protect the confidentiality and security of healthcare information.

Goal 3: Students will know how to make connections between assessment tools and treatment plans.

  • SLO 8: The student will be able to demonstrate competence in the use of Motivational Interviewing as a tool in addictions counseling.
  • SLO 9: The student will Identify and examine cross-cultural competency strategies related to addictions counseling.
  • SLO 10: The student will Identify basic core elements to be used in development of client treatment plans, records and services utilized in agency documentation system.

Goal 4: Students will demonstrate competence in the description and application of the scope of professional practice in substance abuse disorder counseling.

  • SLO 11: The student will Identify and discuss challenges individuals at high-risk for alcohol and other drug abuse including Veterans, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender individuals and New Americans face.
  • SLO 12: The student will be able to describe factors that increase the likelihood for an individual, community, or group to be at-risk for, or resilient to, psychoactive substance use disorders.
  • SLO 13: The student will be able to Identify and assess the training and foundational skills needed to conduct assessment, planning and implementation of evidence-base prevention strategies.
  • SLO 14: The student will be able to explain the pharmacology and physiology of alcohol and major drug types involved in substance use disorders.