» Alcohol and Drug Counseling Program «
Upon completion of the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate or Associate Degree at RCTC, students will achieve the following outcomes:
- Apply the 12 core competencies of a drug counselor.
- Recall foundational chemical dependency theory.
- Analyze ecological aspects of addiction.
- Evaluate psychopharmacological features of addiction.
- Recognize ethical and legal issues influencing counseling practice.
- Exhibit professional standards of counseling practice.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how diversity influences case conception.
- Recognize co-occurring conditions that influence case conception.
- Show proper use of intake, screening, and orientation protocol.
- Prepare a comprehensive chemical dependency assessment.
- Design treatment and prevention plans.
- Outline personal counseling theory.
- Demonstrate counseling interventions, skills, and theory.
- Examine case management philosophy and tools.
- Explain crisis intervention and prevention strategies.
- Design and deliver psychoeducational curriculum.
- Recognize the need to coordinate services through referral.
- Write clinical case notes.
- Report and consult with other professionals.