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Chemical Dependency Counseling Courses

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CDC 101: Introduction to Chemical Dependency

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course provides an introduction to human services and addictions, including the types of clients served, the duties of human service personnel, philosophy and dynamics of addictions treatment and an overview of state and community resources. Case studies are used to examine the development, identification, dynamics and recovery of addicts. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
CDC 151: Drug Classification and Pharmacology

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course focuses on the classification of alcohol and other drugs, pharmacological effects of drugs, comorbidity of alcohol and other disorders, assessment and diagnostic techniques, and treatment settings and modalities. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: CDC 101 with a grade of "C" or better. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
CDC 155: Counseling Ethics

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is designed to help students develop a personal framework for ethical action and become more effective in addressing ethical issues in the field of alcohol and drug dependency counseling. This course uses the ethical standards of Maryland's Board of Professional Counselors & Therapists and the National Association for Addiction Professionals to build a theoretical framework for approaching ethical dilemmas in a systematic way. It is intended to deepen the student's awareness of new and emerging ethical issues. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: CDC 101 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
CDC 248: Group Therapy and Practice

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course provides the student with an opportunity to apply the principles and techniques of group counseling and to develop skills as a group leader by leading role-played groups in a didactic setting. Topics include the principles of group counseling, client-group relationships, characteristic stages of groups, resolving difficulties and terminating the group. Several varieties of groups are explored, including groups for children, adults and the elderly. Specialized instruction focuses on addiction groups. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisites: CDC 151, PSY 152 and PSY 202 with grades of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
CDC 260: Practicum I

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
In order to obtain an actual training experience, the student secures or is placed in an approved position relevant to his or her area of emphasis. The student is required to develop, in cooperation with the instructor and field supervisor, a learning contract for the field experience. Supervision and grading of the training experience are provided by both the instructor and the field supervisor. Hours: 140 as an intern. Prerequisites: CDC 155, SDV 101 and permission of the department head. Corequisite: CDC 248. Insurance: $24. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
CDC 261: Practicum II

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
In order to obtain an actual training experience, the student secures or is placed in an approved position relevant to his or her area of emphasis. The student is required to develop, in cooperation with the instructor and field supervisor, a learning contract for the field experience. Supervision and grading of the training experience are provided by both the instructor and the field supervisor. Hours: 140 as an intern. Prerequisites: CDC 260 with a grade of "C" or better and permission of the department head. Insurance: $24. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
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