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Mental Health/Substance Abuse & Addictions, Certificate of Completion

  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Division / Department: Human Services & Education / Mental Health/Social Work
  • Degree Code: MH.SA.CERT
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Successful completion of this program opens doors to employment or a better position in social welfare, governmental and community service agencies. Graduates can make significant contributions wherever people are employed to help others with social- and mental health-related situations.

This specialty provides training and courses for persons working toward state recognition as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) certification and/or those persons interested in working in areas of substance abuse/addiction with children, adolescents or adults. The substance abuse/addiction curriculum prepares persons for entry-level employment in the field of addictionology as well as fulfills needs of those currently working in the field of substance abuse.

A grade of C or better is required for all mental health courses for graduation.

Marketable Skills

1. Understand basic concepts of populations cared for in the mental health field.

2. Understand the development and cycle of addictions.

3. Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors of mental health workers.

4. Refer clients to appropriate community resources.

Semester I

SCWK 1321 Orientation to Social Service 3 hours
DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction 3 hours
DAAC 1317 Basic Counseling Skills 3 hours
SCWK 1303 Ethics for Social Service Professionals 3 hours
DAAC 1319 Substance-Related & Addictive Disorders 3 hours
15 hours

Semester II

PMHS 1291 Special Topics in Psychiatric/Mental Health Services 2 hours
DAAC 2307 Addicted Family Intervention 3 hours
DAAC 2330 Multicultural Counseling 3 hours
DAAC 1309 Assessment of Substance-Related & Addictive Disorders 3 hours
CMSW 1341 Behavior Modification with Cognitive Disorders 3 hours
14 hours

Summer Semester

SCWK 2301 Assessment and Case Management 3 hours
PMHS 1267 Practicum - Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Tech 2 hours
5 hours
Total hours:34 hours