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- 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.
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.
- 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/ .
Professional-Technical Core Courses
Some courses may be substituted. Talk to a faculty adviser.
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
** Courses are required chemical dependency professional topic areas listed in WAC 246-811-030 (a) through (w). Visit www.doh.wa.gov.