ACG - Grad Addictions Counseling

ACG 7000 GRADUATE SEMINAR: CLINICAL AND ADDICTIONS FOUNDATIONS (3)

Provides an overview of necessary foundations in the content areas of abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, and theories of personality.  Introduces the core functions of addictions counseling from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) 21 series.  Other topics include introduction to APA style and format.

ACG 7100 INTRODUCTION TO ADDICTIONS (3)

Introduction to the patterns, causes, prevention, assessment, and treatment of addictions.  Introduces core functions of addictions counseling from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) 21 series.

ACG 7200 MULTICULTURAL CONCERNS IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING (3)

Study of social, cultural, and gender differences and issues related to counseling clients with various backgrounds, beliefs, and concerns.  Includes a focus on addictions counseling theories and techniques and how they are applied to addictions counseling clients.

ACG 7300 LAW AND ETHICS IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING (3)

Study of the ethical, legal, and professional concerns in the practice of addictions counseling.

ACG 7400 THEORIES AND PRACTICES OF GROUPS IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING (3)

 Examines group theories and techniques of observation, assessment, and facilitation in therapeutic groups.

ACG 7500 METHODS AND MODELS OF RESEARCH IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING (3)

Examination of the research and application of scientific methods to investigate, analyze, and develop solutions relative to addictions counseling.

ACG 8100 APPRAISAL, ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT PLANNING IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING (3)

Preparation for the clinical practicum.  Students expand their knowledge of the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), diagnostic categories, differential diagnosis, and treatment planning.  Emphasis on the clinical interview and other initial assessment techniques and skills critical to selecting and evaluating treatment options for clients, including relapse and recovery planning.

ACG 8200 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY AND ADDICTIONS COUNSELING (3)

Study of the pharmacology of drug abuse/addiction concerns with additional examination of the use of medication in treatment interventions.

ACG 8300 CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS (3)

Examines the current research on psychopathology and co-occurring disorders to include relapse and recovery, and how they impact addictions counseling.

ACG 8400 FUNDAMENTALS OF TREATMENT OF TRAUMA, ABUSE, AND DEPRIVATION (3)

Introductory course presenting an integrated view of effects on personality development of childhood trauma, abuse and deprivation. Therapeutic interventions examined. Cross-listed with /PYC-8082'>PYC 8082.

ACG 8500 ADDICTIONS COUNSELING IN FAMILY SYSTEMS (3)

Examines addiction in the context of the family system, including relapse and recovery.  Emphasis on family systems theories and techniques of addictions counseling.

ACG 8600 PRACTICUM IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING (3)

Students participate in a seminar led by a faculty member. Provides the opportunity for the student to perform the activities of a regularly scheduled employee in an addictions counseling setting and complete 150 contact hours, of which half will be direct contact.

ACG 8610 PRACTICUM IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING CONTINUED (No Credit)

Continuation of /ACG-8600'>ACG 8600.  Students participate in a seminar led by a faculty member. Provides the opportunity for the student to perform the activities of a regularly scheduled employee in an addictions counseling setting and complete 150 contact hours, of which half will be direct contact.