Alcoholism and Addiction Counseling Courses

CHS 411 ALCOHOLISM

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course examines theories surrounding the etiology of alcoholism, including biological, psychological, sociological and cultural factors. The impact of alcoholism on the individual, family and community is discussed. Methods of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation are also explored. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CHS 412 ADDICTIONS AND DEPENDENCIES

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

The process of dependency is examined not only as it applies to substances, including alcohol, but also as it relates to pathological gambling, compulsive overeating and co-dependencies. Effects of various substances on the body will be discussed. The etiology of addictive and dependent behavior as well as the impact this abuse has on the individual, family and community are studied. Methods of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation are explored. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CHS 419 ALCOHOLISM AND ADDICTIONS IN THE FAMILY AND SOCIETY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

course centers on alcoholism and addictions as these relate to the family, its individual members and society. A special focus is the child’s development in a dysfunctional family and the later outcome known as adult children of alcoholism. Co-dependency, family violence, therapeutic interventions, special populations, HIV/AIDS and societal implications are explored. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CHS 444 PRINCIPLES OF ALCOHOLISM AND ADDICTIONS COUNSELING

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Introducing the student to the field of alcoholism and addictions counseling skills, this course provides for the integration of theory and practice as it relates to the delivery of comprehensive service to: addicted persons, their families and significant others; special populations; the community and the work force. Included in the course are the following topics: code of ethics, federal guidelines relative to confidentiality and its application to HIV clients; evaluation and treatment planning and relapse prevention. Prerequisite: CHS 411 or CHS 412. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CHS 445 ALCOHOLISM AND ADDICTIONS EVALUATION AND TREATMENT PLANNING

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course covers the principles and procedures used in evaluating individual alcoholism and addictions severity with a view towards designing and implementing an appropriate treatment plan. Treatment plans will include the following: evaluation, assessment, diagnosis, clinical concerns, goals, documentation, discharge planning needs and referrals/resources. In addition to treatment planning, emphasis will be placed on the importance and methods of relapse prevention and skilled intervention. Prerequisite: CHS 411 or CHS 412. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CHS 470 PRACTICUM IN ALCOHOLISM AND ADDICTIONS COUNSELING I

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A supervised internship in the field of alcoholism and addictions counseling, this practicum is made available to students on an individual basis. Approval required. Placements are arranged by students and instructor. Approval required to take CHS 470, CHS 471 and CHS 472 concurrently. Prerequisites: required courses for the certificate in alcoholism and addictions counseling. Hours to be arranged, 3 credits.

CHS 471 PRACTICUM IN ALCOHOLISM AND ADDICTIONS COUNSELING II

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A supervised internship in the field of alcoholism and addictions counseling, this practicum is made available to students on an individual basis. Approval required. Placements are arranged by students and instructor. Students who earn below a B in CHS 470 may not register for CHS 471. Approval required to take CHS 470, CHS 471 and CHS 472 concurrently. Prerequisites: required courses for the certificate in alcoholism and addictions counseling. Hours to be arranged, 3 credits.

CHS 472 PRACTICUM IN ALCOHOLISM AND ADDICTIONS COUNSELING III

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A supervised internship in the field of alcoholism and addictions counseling, this practicum is made available to students on an individual basis. Approval required. Placements are arranged by students and instructor. Students who earn below a B in CHS 471 may not register for CHS 472. Approval required to take CHS 470, CHS 471 and CHS 472 concurrently. Prerequisites: required courses for the certificate in alcoholism and addictions counseling. Hours to be arranged, 4 credits.

ENG 103 WRITING FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Analysis and application of the principles of effective writing. Skill development in the performance of various writing tasks with attention to business communication. Research techniques also implemented. (To be completed within first 18 credits of program.) 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

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