Alcohol & Drug Counseling
As a result of participating in the ADC major, students will develop a personal Christian philosophy of science and ministry while being involved in 1) Cultivating professional and practical skills necessary for successful functioning in the chemical dependency treatment and rehabilitation profession, 2) Creating practical education and career development plans, and 3) Acquiring specific practical and professional knowledge within the chemical dependency treatment and rehabilitation profession.
- develop and articulate a Christian worldview, i.e., a philosophy of the anthropology of man consonant with sound Christian doctrine and theology.
- critically evaluate chemical addiction theories and their practical application from a basic Christian perspective and value system.
- appreciate a wide variety of theoretical viewpoints and the ability to integrate ideas consonant with their understanding of God and the nature of human beings.
- possess knowledge of sound research methodology and its practical application.
- evidence of a firm commitment to the chemical dependency treatment and rehabilitation services as a profession and ministry.
- demonstrate excellence in the articulation of ideas in verbal and written forms.
- generate and test hypotheses.
- solve problems creatively.
- demonstrate competence in the application of chemical dependency treatment and program administration skills assessed through internship and practical experience.
- demonstrate knowledge of professional ethics and legal standards of professional behavior.
- develop and articulate a personal philosophy of ministry.
- conceptualize God’s calling for their personal and professional life.
- provide an apologetic concerning how the chemical dependency treatment and rehabilitation profession are congruent with their philosophy of ministry in a theoretical and practical way.
- develop clear, practical goals and means for goal achievement.
- understand and make plans for professional development.
- experience exposure to successful Christian and secular professionals in the chemical dependency treatment and rehabilitation profession.
- knowledge of the major concepts of the profession including a Christian interpretation of the basic precepts.
- acquiring the practical and specific knowledge and skills needed to succeed as a chemical dependency treatment and rehabilitation professional.
- meet the requirements of the State of Minnesota for certification as a chemical dependency counselor.
Goals for the Alcohol & Drug Counseling major:
- Overview of alcohol and drug counseling focusing on the transdisciplinary foundations of alcohol and drug counseling and providing an understanding of theories of chemical dependency, the continuum of care, and the process of change;
- Pharmacology of substance abuse disorders and the dynamics of addiction;
- Screening, intake, assessment and treatment planning;
- Counseling theory and practice, crisis intervention, orientation and client education;
- Case management, consultation, referral, treatment planning, reporting, record keeping and professional and ethical responsibilities;
- Multicultural aspects of chemical dependency and the ability to know when consultation is needed.
|ADC||495||Senior Project - Alcohol and Drug Counseling (3)|
|PSYC||177||Career Seminar In the Behavioral Sciences (2)|
|PSYC||363||Theories of Personality (3)|
|PSYC||430||Principles & Techniques of Psychotherapy (3)|
|PSYC||450||Group Process & Practice (3)|
|PSYC||460||Research Methods In Psychology (3)|