LAC - Licensed Addiction Counselor

Courses

LAC 491. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits. (1-4 Lec; 12 cr max) On Demand

Max 12 cr. PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

LAC 501. Chemical Dependency Counseling. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

offered on-line. PREREQUISITE: Admittance to program. This course will provide an overall introduction to addiction counseling. The class will also provide an introduction to the assessment and treatment of alcoholism and other chemical dependencies, with emphasis on the application of specific clinical strategies to this specialized problem area. Since substance abuse may underlie or coexist with a variety of other problems, including family violence, mental illness, health issues, etc., the mental health professional trained in the assessment and treatment of chemical dependency will be better able to assess and intervene appropriately.

LAC 502. Psychopharmacology and Addictions. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

offered on-line. PREREQUISITE: Admittance to program. This course examines medications that are commonly prescribed for psychiatric disabilities; descriptions of medication effects, interaction, and side effects.

LAC 503. Assessment, Treatment Planning. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F

offered on-line. PREREQUISITE: Admittance to program. This course is designed to examine the psychological, behavioral, sociological, and cultural underpinnings in the assessment and treatment of clients affected by addictions. The course explores a variety of helping strategies for reducing the negative effects of substance use, abuse, dependence, and addictive disorders (CACREP, Section III, C.5.). Ethical issues related to the field of Addictions Counseling will also be explored.

LAC 504. Alcohol and Drug Studies. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F

offered on-line. PREREQUISITE: Admittance to program. This course is designed to offer in-depth exploration of alcohol and drug studies. Students will integrate overview information with cutting edge research within the field of addictions as it pertains to a particular population or topic specific to addiction counseling.

LAC 505. Cross Cultural & Ethical Considerations in Addictions Counseling. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) Su

PREREQUISITE: Admittance to program. This course is designed to examine cultural and ethical constructs related to addictions counseling. The focus will be on current literature, theories, approaches, strategies, and techniques shown to be effective when working with populations of clients with addictions.

LAC 506. Group Counseling in Addiction Settings. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F

PREREQUISITE: Admittance to program. This course will provide students with the foundational concepts of group counseling as it relates to the addiction settings. Topics will include group development theory, membership roles, establishing an alliance, skills of group, multicultural issues, leadership styles and skills.

LAC 507. Group Counseling in Addiction Settings. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

PREREQUISITES: Admittance to the program. LAC 506. This course will build upon material presented in LAC 506 with greater emphasis on group work in an addictions setting. Topics will include motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral technique in group work.

LAC 508. Counseling Theories in Addiction Settings. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) Su

PREREQUISITES: Admittance to the program. This course examines multiple counseling theories and their application in the addictions setting. Development across the lifespan and theoretical approaches specific to addiction will also be examined.

LAC 509. Assess Treat Plan Addiction II. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

PREREQUISITES: Admittance to the program. This course covers addiction assessment and patient placement, including the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria. The course explores a variety of helping strategies for reducing the negative effects of substance use, abuse, dependence, and addictive disorders.

LAC 510. Chem Dependency Counseling II. 3 Credits. (3 lec) F

PREREQUISITES: Admittance to the program. This course provides instruction on chemical dependency counseling, emphasizing specific clinical strategies. Substance abuse may coexist with other problems, professionals trained in comprehensive understanding of addiction will be better able to assess, intervene and counsel clients.