Chemical Dependency Studies


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CDS 101INTRODUCTION TO ADDICTIONS & CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY5.0 CRSS   F, Sp

Introduces the student to the basic theories of drug/alcohol use and abuse. Explores the scope of chemical substance dependency. Topics include socio-cultural aspects of drug usage, patterns and progression, definitions of substance abuse and dependency recovery and prevention. This course is the primary course for students interested in a career counseling the chemically dependent.

Prerequisite: None.


CDS 102INTRO TO THEORIES AND COUNSELING OF CD CLIENTS3.0 CRRE   W

Introduces the student to the need for a theoretical base for CD counseling. Students will learn the fundamental concepts of at least three contemporary theories of counseling, and will gain a working knowledge of brief therapy.

Prerequisite: CDS 101 with a grade of C or better.


CDS 105CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE3.0 CRRE   W

Provides students with a basic understanding of social problems and legal issues relative to domestic violence and its impact on children and families.

Prerequisite: None


CDS 107ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES AND CHEM DEPEND3.0 CRRE   Sp

Examines the special issues and challenges of working with adolescent chemical abuse and dependency. This class will cover the following: adolescent development tasks, assessment process and tools, diagnostic challenges, treatment and recovery considerations, co-occurring disorders and relapse prevention. It will also cover information about family assessment, treatment, and recovery issues. Formerly known as CDS 207.

Prerequisite: None.


CDS 108COMMUNITY & SCHOOL-BASED PREVENTION/INTERVENTION4.0 CRRE   F

Presents history of the prevention discipline, including theories and research-based approaches. Presents various models of prevention, such as the risk and protective factor model, developmental asset model and resiliency model. Addresses the Strategic Prevention Framework. Reviews media models for prevention. Presents principles and dynamics of group development. Discusses various types of community and school groups. Presents advocacy methods and grant writing.

Prerequisites: None


CDS 110ALCOHOL/DRUG PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY3.0 CRRE   Sp

Reviews the human body with emphasis on the action of alcohol and other frequently abused drugs on each of the systems. Drug classification, prescription and non-prescription, drug interactions, poly-drug abuse, detoxification process, acute and post-acute withdrawal signs and systems will be studied. Fetal effects from substance abuse will be examined. (Formerly known as CDS 211)

Prerequisite: CDS 101, 102, and 113 all with a grade of C or better.


CDS 111RECORDKEEPING AND CASE MANAGEMENT3.0 CRRE   Sp

Introduces the student to case management and record keeping techniques. Assessment, diagnosis, individual treatment planning, charting, and continuing care planning will be explored. Confidentiality utilization review and staffing techniques will be discussed.

Prerequisite: CDS 101, 102, and 113 all with a grade of C or better.


CDS 113TREATMENT PRINCIPLES OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY3.0 CRRE   F

Presents the principles and processes needed to effectively treat individuals suffering from addiction. Explores the four phases of the developmental treatment model. Discusses goal setting and objectives related to each phase of the individual's recovery. Presents the basics of motivational interviewing to become a more effective professional.

Prerequisites: Previous completion of or concurrent enrollment in CDS 101.


CDS 114SUICIDE ASSESSMENT, PREVENTION & CRISIS MGMNT2.0 CRRE   W

Presents methods for assessing suicide risk, intervention techniques, and suicide prevention strategies. Explores crisis management methods. Discusses the legal issues involved in suicide prevention.

Prerequisites: None


CDS 121LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN CDS3.0 CRRE   W

Explores legal and ethical issues in chemical dependency counseling. Includes topics of ethical decision making, confidentiality and malpractice, as well as maintaining a professional counselor/client relationship. Addresses issues and values involved in counseling clients from different cultures and with diverse needs.

Prerequisite: None


CDS 201DYNAMICS OF THE FAMILY & CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY3.0 CRRE   Sp

Introduces students to the dynamics of the chemically dependent family. Studies the effects of addiction on the family. ACOA (adult children of alcoholics) issues will be addressed. Education and treatment strategies will be explored. Students must enroll concurrently in CDS 111, and either enroll concurrently in CDS 110 or obtain instructor permission.

Prerequisite: CDS 101, 102, 113 and 215 with a C or better.


CDS 202CHEM DEPENDENCY COUNSELING/DIVERSE POPULATIONS3.0 CRRE   F

This course is designed to prepare the chemical dependency counselor for working with individuals and families from diverse populations. The goal of the course is to raise the level of awareness and cultural sensitivity of the chemical dependency counselor. It will challenge the student to examine culturally learned assumptions that shape their interactions with clients. It helps the chemical dependency counselor become more knowledgeable about social structures that cause inequality and its effect on treatment.

Prerequisite: CDS 101, 102, 113, and 121 or instructor permission.


CDS 203RELAPSE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION3.0 CRRE   W

This course is designed to educate the chemical dependency counselor on all aspects of the relapse process. This includes assessment, education, intervention, relapse treatment plans, family involvement, and stress management.

Prerequisite: CDS 101, 102, and 113 or instructor permission.


CDS 215GROUP COUNSELING: THEORIES AND APPLICATION3.0 CRRE   F

Provides the student with the theory and the practice of group counseling with chemical dependent clients and their families being studied. Students will gain a working knowledge of group counseling theories. Styles of group decision-making will also be applied. Role playing and modeling techniques will enhance the students' skills.

Prerequisite: CDS 101 and 113 both with a grade of C or better.


CDS 220CO-OCCUR DISORDERS:MENTAL HLTH DISORDERS IN CDS3.0 CRRE   Sp

Examines the mental/emotional alterations and their impact on the client with chemical dependency. Materials covered include use of the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, as it relates to diagnosis.

Prerequisite: CDS 101, 102, and 113 all with a grade of C or better or instructor permission.


CDS 240COMPULSIVE SEXUAL BEHAVIOR3.0 CRRE  

Focuses on the assessment, clinical and theoretical clarification, and treatment of a number of forms of compulsive sexual behaviors. A distinction between addictive, compulsive, and impulsive sexual behavior will be presented as well as various theories of the condition?s development. A variety of treatment modalities will be reviewed.

Prerequisite: None


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