The substance use disorder treatment certificate helps students prepare for licensure as a chemical dependency counselor (LCDC). This certificate requires the following classes:
- RHAB 4075 Drugs and Alcohol
Covers the psychological, biological and behavioral causes and effects of substance use and addiction with particular focus on the impact of alcohol, cannabis, nicotine, opiates, stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens on mind, body and behavior.
- RHAB 4175 Addiction Treatment Models
Treatment approaches such as 12-step programs, cognitive-behavioral self-control and motivational interviewing.
- RHAB 4475 Assessment of Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency
Explores the tools and dynamics of assessing chemical dependency, the diagnosis, placement and referral of these clients and treatment planning.
- RHAB 4675 Alcohol and Substance Use Competencies
Focuses on further familiarizing students with the core competencies necessary for effective interventions within addiction treatment settings and prepares students to apply these skills in substance use counseling practice.