Section I – Knowledge of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (85 clock hours)
Basic Knowledge: Physical and Pharmacological Effect
Overview of the Addictions Field
Diversity of Intervention and Treatment Approaches
Introduction to Diagnostic Criteria
Knowledge of 12 Step and Mutual Aid Groups
Toxicology Testing/Screening

Section II– Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling (150 clock hours)
Individual Counseling
Group Counseling
Counseling Special Populations/Cultural Competence
Effects on Family - - Counseling Families and Significant Others
Theories of Human Development and the Relationship to Substance Abuse
Health, Wellness and Communicable Diseases

Section III– Assessment; Clinical Evaluation;Treatment Planning; Case Management; and Patient, Family and Community Education

(70 clock hours)

Assessment and Evaluation
Treatment Planning, Client Record Keeping and Discharge
Case Management, Referral and Service Coordination
Patient, Family and Community Education and Prevention

Section IV– Professional and Ethical Responsibilities (45 clock hours)
Counselor-Client Relationships
Ethical Decision Making & Conduct

Confidentiality/Legal Issues