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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Chemical Dependency Counseling (Part-time)

Degree: Short-term Technical Certificate
Division: Health Sciences

This series of courses is designed to meet the 180 clock hours of chemical dependency specific education required by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board to apply for licensure. It is for individuals who have previously earned or are in the process of earning at least an Associate degree in behavioral science.

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: 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.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035

 

Term hours subtotal:

3

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Holistic assessment and diagnosis of substance use disorders. Assessment skill development. Use of and interpretation of assessment instruments. Use of current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) criteria related to substance use disorders.

Notes: Spring Only

Prerequisites: MHT 1130 and Restricted to Majors

Description: Impact of substance use disorders on individual family members and overall family functioning. Focuses on the nature of addiction as a disease, its progression, symptoms and treatments. The nature of codependency is discussed. Insight is gained by the students regarding their biases about the disease of addiction.

Notes: Spring Only

Prerequisites: MHT 1130 and Restricted to Majors

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Hours
 

Notes: Fall Only

 

Term hours subtotal:

3

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.