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2016-17 Catalog

Chemical Dependency Professional, AAS


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http://humanservices.highline.edu

Learning Outcomes


  • Demonstrate general knowledge of the field of addictions treatment, including its history, pharmacological actions of drugs and alcohol, co-occurring disorders, prevention and treatment, societal impact and treatment resources.
  • Describe current treatment models, interventions and effective practices for counseling individuals and families experiencing substance abuse.
  • Establish an effective relationship with each client characterized by effective communication, shared responsibility, trust and empathy.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively educate and lead chemical dependency treatment groups.
  • Develop and deliver an effective relapse prevention plan, including appropriate and proven cognitive, behavioral and pharmacological interventions.
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and analyze the individual cultural context of clients (individual and family, and group and community) to ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse disorders.
  • Identify and practice all legal and ethical requirements and specific agency policies and practices specific to the field of chemical dependency.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of lifespan development and the application of effective treatments based on one’s developmental aspects, e.g. adolescents and elders.
  • Utilize accurate and effective chemical dependency case management skills, including assessment, client advocacy, developing treatment plans, networking, referral and documentation.

Requirements


Prerequisites


Some or all of the following are required. Talk to a faculty adviser.

  • Basic keyboarding knowledge recommended.
  • Some classes have entry requirements not listed here.

Important Notes


  • This information does not substitute for meeting with a faculty adviser.
  • Students must achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA to attain an AAS degree.
  • AAS degree programs emphasize preparation in specific job skills required for entry-level employment.
  • Not all classes are offered every quarter.
  • Coursework is highly interactive and includes field-based internships.
  • This program offers flexible registration and open-entry enrollment.
  • Prospective students with a degree or credits may enroll in individual chemical dependency courses to complete certification requirements. For information about chemical dependency professional certification requirements, visit www.doh.wa.gov.
  • The program allows you to earn an AAS degree in Human Services and complete the educational requirements needed to become certified as a chemical dependency professional in Washington State.
  • Upon enrolling in the Chemical Dependency Professional Program and beginning your preparation to become a Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP), complete and submit an application to become a Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDP-T).The Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee application can be accessed at http://www.doh.wa.gov/ .

Specific Requirements


Total Core Credits: 55

Total Supporting Course Credits: 20

Related Instruction Courses


*Some courses may be substituted. Talk to a faculty adviser.

Total Related Instruction Credits: 15

Total Program Credits: 90


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** Courses are required chemical dependency professional topic areas listed in WAC 246-811-030 (a) through (w). Visit www.doh.wa.gov.

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