Syllabus – Mental Health and Addictions

Syllabus – Mental Health and Addictions

Mental Health and Addictions
  • Addictions Counseling, Foundations & Knowledge
  • Understands the history, philosophy, and trends in addiction counseling.
  • Understands ethical and legal considerations specifically related to the practice of addiction counseling.
  • Knows the roles, functions, and settings of addiction counselors, as well as the relationship between addiction counselors and other mental health professionals.
  • Knows the professional organizations, competencies, preparation standards, and state credentials relevant to the practice of addiction counseling.
  • Understands a variety of models and theories of addiction related to substance use and other addictions.
  • Knows the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive substances and addictive disorders on the user and significant others.
  • Recognizes the potential for addictive disorders to mimic a variety of medical and psychological disorders and the potential for medical and psychological disorders to coexist with addiction and substance abuse.
  • Understands factors that increase the likelihood for a person, community, or group to be at risk for or resilient to psychoactive substance use disorders.
  • Understands the impact of crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events on persons with addictions.
  • Understands the operation of an emergency management system within addiction agencies in the community.
  • Recognizes the potential for substance use disorders to mimic and coexist with a variety of medical and psychological disorders.
  • Counseling, Prevention, and Intervention – C.Knowledge
  • Knows the disease concept and etiology of addiction and co-occurring disorders.
  • Diagnosis
  • Knows the impact of co-occurring substance use disorders on medical and psychological disorders.
×

Apply Now

Provide Details