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City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Addictions Studies

Basic Certificate (BC)

View the Semester Map Addiction Studies (Basic Certificate)
This Basic Certificate program in Addictions Studies provides students with the academic requirements needed in the application for the Certified Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor (CADC) examination. 
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Details: Basic Certificate (BC)

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Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

345

Funding Options

 

Courses

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Prerequisites

  CH

Program General Requirements

  CH

Program Core Requirements

18 CH
 * This Practicum is targeted to students who have already completed social work and developmental psychology courses at another college, university, or are seeking additional clock hours towards certification.
Mental Health
MENHLTH 223
Intro To Addictions Studies 3
Includes treatment strategies, perspectives and understanding of the addiction process and its effects upon the individual, the family, employers, and society. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
MENHLTH 224
Principles and Practices of Addiction Studies 3
Basic clinical skills in alcoholism and substance abuse field; strategies in working with denial and resistance; diagnostic and assessment skills; history-taking; individual, family and group treatment modalities utilized with the alcoholic and/or substance abuser; termination process; aftercare and referral process. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Mental Health 223, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
MENHLTH 228
Principles of Mental Health Practices 3
Mental health, the settings in which mental health problems are treated, and common types of mental health problems; review of treatment strategies and methods of intervention. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ENGLISH 101, MENHLTH 223, 224, 230,231, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
MENHLTH 229
Practicum In Addictions Treatment 6
Students work 20 hours per week in a mental health setting in the community under supervision of mental health professionals and participate in a two-hour seminar once a week, relating field experiences to mental health theory. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in MENHLTH 223, 224, 230, 231 OR Consent of Department Chairperson. Must attend a mandatory orientation and prior acceptance of program and secure an approved practicum site before the first day of class.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
MENHLTH 231
Addictions Treatment of Special Populations 3
Application of needs of special treatment populations, diagnosis and treatment of adolescent and elderly clients, sexual issues; patient education, prevention strategies, spirituality, relapse prevention and employee assistance programming, AIDS and eating disorders. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (Mental Health 223 and Mental Health 224 and Mental Health 230), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

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Program Elective Requirements

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Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

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