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Course 414 - Counseling Alcoholics

$700.00
SKU: CVC 414

Course 414 - Counseling Alcoholics (3 credits )

Provides a complete road map for assessing, diagnosing, and treating alcoholism. Topics include recognizing alcohol problems in clients, understanding the critical concepts of the treatment of alcoholism, the 12-step approach, relapse prevention, and recognizing primary or secondary psychiatric disorders in clients who are chemically dependent.

Week One

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • To introduce the content and purpose of this course.
  • To introduce the instructor and other students who are involved in this course.

  • To introduce to the "treatment" professional how to recognize alcohol problems in his or her clients.

  • To learn the various criteria used to diagnose both alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse.

Week Two

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • Recognize the widespread adverse effects of alcohol in our families and communities
  • Understand the difference between type one and type two alcoholism

  • Introduce the student to the psychopathology related to addictions

  • Learn that addiction is a brain disease

  • Explore the benefits of utilizing God, our higher power, in treatment

Week Three

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • Understand the importance of treatment planning as an effective part of healing.
  • Learn the important components of a treatment plan.

  • Become aware of the treatment planning tools available to drug and alcohol counselors.

Week Four

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • Become aware of the different goals treatment professional can utilize to help those recovery
  • Understand the importance of being honest in treatment

  • Learn about habits and the behavior chain relative to alcoholism

  • Recognize the importance of group interventions

Week Five

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • Learn the importance of the 12 steps for treatment of alcoholism.
  • Understand that participation in Alcoholics Anonymous is associated with positive outcomes in the treatment of alcoholism

  • Go in-depth with steps one through five.

Week Six

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • Learn how to work with the patient who is depressed, and pain, angry, suicidal, and homicidal
  • Become familiar with various personality disorders

  • Learn about anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, impulse control disorders and the psychotic patient.

Week Seven

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • Understand the high rates of patients presenting with both psychiatric disorders and chemical dependency
  • Learn how to work with the patient who is depressed, and pain, angry, suicidal, and homicidal

  • Become familiar with various personality disorders

  • Learn about anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, impulse control disorders and the psychotic patient.

Week Eight

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • Learn to recognize when a patient should be discharged from treatment.
  • Understand the discharge criteria.

  • Become aware of the difference between a lapse and relapse.

  • Recognize signs and symptoms of relapse.

  • Learn about the importance of a recovery community for sobriety.
  • Understand your role in this recovery community.

  • Become familiar with codependency and its role in addictions and recovery.

  • Gain knowledge of the promises Alcoholics Anonymous makes for those who work their recovery.

 

Syllabus

 Estimated Course Materials & Tuition:

Tuition $700.00

Required Textbook:

Mooney, Al J., M.D.; Dold, Catherine; Eisenberg, Howard; and Haroutunian, Harry, M.D. (2014).  The Recovery Book: Answers to All Your Questions About Addiction and Alcoholism and Finding Health and Happiness in Sobriety,  Workman Publishing Company; Revised edition (September 9, 2014). ISBN: 978-0761176114
Estimated Book Cost: new $15.44 or other sellers $4.71 or Kindle (eTexbook) $9.99

Kennedy Lawford, Christopher (2014). Recover to Live: Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction: Your Self-Treatment Guide to Alcohol, Drugs, Eating Disorders, Gambling, Hoarding, Smoking, Sex and Porn(Reprint edition). BenBella Books; January 7, 2014. ISBN-13: 978-1939529886
Estimated Book Cost: hardback $24.48 and paperback $14.26 or Kindle (eTexbook) for $9.99

Nakken, Craig (1996). The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior (2nd Revised ed. edition). Hazelden Publishing; September 18, 1996. ISBN-13: 978-1568381299
Estimated Book Cost: paperback $10.23, Audible (audiobook) $0.00 or Kindle (eTexbook) for $11.99

 

Total Cost of Course: (Includes required textbook cost)

 


$742.75  


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