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Sinclair College

MHT 1130 Fundamentals of Addiction Counseling CDCA Preliminary

Course provides 40 hours of chemical dependency specific educational content required for application for CDCA Preliminary credential with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Theories and fundamentals of addictive illness and physical/mental effects of psychoactive drugs. Dynamics of substance related and addictive disorders on persons, families and society. Knowledge of disease concept, stigmas, identification, assessment, trends in treatment and relapse process. Develop insights, challenge biases and identify personal and professional issues. Elements of professional/ethical behaviors. Note for certain criminal convictions, the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals (OCDP) Board takes into consideration Ohio Medicaid Rules that specify a period of time since conviction that must pass to obtain a National Provider Identification (NPI) number when determining whether a person can obtain a credential. Also per the OCDP Board, fifty percent (50%) of the Chemical Dependency education must have been completed within the two (2) year period immediately prior to filling out the application for certification.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Mental Health and Addiction Services
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: DEV 0035 

Outcomes

  • Describe the etiology and theories of substance use and addictive disorders.
  • Identify the ethical and professional behaviors expected in the field of substance related and addictive disorders.
  • Identify the classifications of drugs of abuse (from the current DSM) and their harmful effects.
  • Define and describe the basic components of prevention, assessment, intervention, diagnosis, treatment, and level of care placements with persons with substance use and addictive disorders.
  • Develop, identify, and describe one's personal attitudes, beliefs, and obstacles toward treating persons with substance related and addictive disorders.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3