LAC - Licensed Addiction Counselor


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. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) Su

offered on-line. This course will 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. Psychopharmocology. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) Su

offered on-line. Examination of 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 covers chemical dependency assessment and patient placement, including American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria. Treatment planning and documentation, as well as ethics and ethical practice specific to the addiction field will be covered.

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 Cult & Eth Addic Counsel. 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 Counsl Addiction Setting. 3 Credits. (3 Rct) F

This course is designed for students who have already obtained an undergraduate degree in psychology or sociology and wish to obtain additional certification in the addiction counseling field.

LAC 507. Grp Cnsl Addiction Setting II. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

PREREQUISITES: 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 techniques in group work.

LAC 508. Cnsl Theories Addict Setting. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) Su

PREREQUISITES: Acceptance in the LAC certificate program through Extended University This course is offered as a survey course which 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.