List of Courses
ASA 159 Chemical Dependencies (3 credits)
This course provides a study of the field of alcohol and other drug abuse, including pharmacology, causes, legal aspects, intervention and prevention, and physiological and psychological dimensions, within the general framework of treatment services. The roles of professionals and non-professionals in intervention, counseling, and treatment will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on prevention, treatment, alternatives to alcohol and other drug abuse, and related self-destructive behaviors. Credit will not be given for both this course and HEA 209. A field component will be required.
ASA 226 Group Skills for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling (3 credits)
This course is designed to present a variety of theoretical approaches to group techniques applicable to counseling alcoholics, addicts and adult children. Experiential exercises for practicing group techniques and skills will be utilized including screening clients and setting up a group. There will be an emphasis on managing group processes such as norm development dealing with reluctance and resistance and other disruptive techniques. The emphasis of the course is on group leader preparation and training. Prerequisite: ASA 159 or Permission of Instructor.
ASA 227 Issues in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs (3 credits)
This course is a survey of issues related to the treatment approaches in alcohol and drug treatment programs. Treatment of special populations, child abuse reporting, domestic violence, treatment in correctional institutions, specialized addictive treatment modalities and employee assistance programs will be covered. Issues related to the role of the professional in alcoholism and substance abuse treatment will be discussed. Other topical issues will be introduced based on class need and current trends in the field. Prerequisite: ASA 159 or Permission of Instructor.
ASA 228 Adolescent Alcohol and Substance Abuse (3 credits)
This course is designed to give basic knowledge regarding adolescent alcohol and drug abuse. The causes, treatment, and prevention of substance abuse and the bio-psycho-social development of adolescents will be studied. Prerequisite: ASA 159 or Permission of Instructor.
ASA 229 Alcohol/Addictions and Family Systems Treatment Programs (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide an in-depth look at the effects of alcoholism and substance abuse on the family system. The unit of study is the family. Topics include a variety of approaches for assessing the family, designing intervention and treatment programs, and addressing co-dependency treatment issues including family roles. Personal and professional development is studied, especially the influence of co-dependency. Also included are the models of healthy, troubled and dysfunctional family patterns. Prerequisite: ASA 159 or Permission of Instructor.
ASA 268 Social Work With Alcohol and Substance Abuse (3 credits)
This course is an inter-disciplinary approach to social work and substance abuse counseling. Students will explore substance abuse treatment issues and theories, as well as the current alcohol and substance abuse service delivery system. The course will introduce the student to the knowledge and skills needed to assess, diagnose and treat substance abusing clients from a social work perspective. Prerequisite: ASA 159.