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Printed on 9/29/2020

Substance Abuse Counselor Education 360 Hr Comprehensive Program

20-550-2 Certificate (C) 14 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

If you already hold the Wisconsin Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC)-IT level credential, this program will help you meet the Department of Safety and Professional Services requirements for the SAC credential. You’ll develop the skills to interview clients for the assessment and diagnosis of substance abuse. In addition, you’ll gain an understanding of mental disorders that co-exist with substance disorders and develop your group facilitation skills. You’ll also learn about case management and the related documentation.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Psychopharmacology
10-550-118
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides a historical and cultural perspective on alcohol and drug use and abuse, and abuse preventions. It incorporates an overview of drugs including their actions, effects, abuse, and psychopharmacology.
Prereq: Human Biology 10806198 OR active in Substance Abuse Counselor Ed CERT
Assessment and Diagnosis of Substance Abuse
10-550-120
4Credit
72
144
72 hours in class and estimate 144 hours outside of class. Provides skills needed to prepare a focused, well-organized client interview. Enables participants to collect information needed to develop and formulate a psychosocial and treatment plan. Various types and uses of diagnostic instruments are addressed. Topics also include differential diagnoses.
Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 3rd term courses (10550100, 10550106, 10550109, 10550118, 10550125) and Coreq: Counseling Theory 1 - 10550126; OR Admitted to Substance Abuse Counselor Ed CERT
Mental Disorders, Overview of
10-550-134
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides an overview to the diagnosis and treatment strategies of mental disorders. Focus is on understanding the mental disorders that co-occur with substance disorders. Examines individual and family crisis intervention processes.
Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 5th term courses (10550130, 10550132, 10550136, 10550160) and Coreq: Cross-Cultural Counseling 10550138; OR active in Human Services w/NTC; OR active in Substance Abuse Counselor Ed CERT
AODA Case and Records Management
10-550-136
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Introduces the health care system and discusses continuous improvement concepts and the information systems and documentation requirements of clinical agencies. The client case management model is emphasized.
Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 4th term courses (10550120, 10550126, 10550137, 10550141, 10550150) and Coreq: AODA Internship 10550160; OR active in Human Services w/NTC; OR active in Substance Abuse Counselor Ed CERT
Group Facilitation
10-550-141
2Credit
54
54
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Provides an experiential and participatory setting to develop the skills and principles necessary for facilitating a group. Basic issues in group work, group practice in specific groups, and stages of development in group process will be emphasized.
Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 3rd term courses (10550100, 10550106, 10550109, 10550118, 10550125) and Coreq: Family Systems and AODA 10550150; OR Prereq: Active in Human Services w/NTC and 10550125; OR active in Substance Abuse Counselor Ed CERT

Expected Competencies


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