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Substance Abuse Specialty Certificate

Program Code: 905502

The substance abuse specialization certificate is for people who hold or are in the process of gaining licensure as a professional counselor, clinical social worker, or marriage and family therapist in the state of Wisconsin and would like to add the Substance Abuse Specialty certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor.

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Requirements for Certificate Entry:

• Participants must be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) prior to enrolling in this certificate.

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Curriculum
Catalog No. Description
Credits
10-550-170 Understanding Substance Abuse ... a holistic approach including epidemiology, etiology and definitions; prevention and treatment, social and health care institutions and resource agencies and ethics and legal issues in the helping profession with a focus on self-attitudes, values and goals. (Prerequisite: Accepted in the Human Services Associate Degree, Substance Abuse Counselor Technical Diploma, or Substance Abuse Specialty Certificate)
10-550-173 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY ... Learners will be introduced to the basic concepts of psychopharmacology and the function of the organs and systems of the human body and brain. (Prerequisite: Accepted in the Human Services Associate Degree, Substance Abuse Counselor Technical Diploma, or Substance Abuse Specialty Certificate)
10-550-175 INTRO TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROF...Explore characteristics that are incorporated into substance abuse counseling and practice. Determine personal values, beliefs, strengths and weaknesses. Analyze the eight practice dimensions used to effectively treat substance use disorders: clinical evaluation, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, counseling, patient, family and community education, documentation and professional and ethical responsibilities. Evaluate legal and ethical issues surrounding substance abuse counseling. Apply reflective practitioner methods. Utilize clinical supervision. Information will be provided in regard to Wisconsin licensing for substance abuse counseling. (Prerequisite: Accepted in the Human Services Associate Degree, Substance Abuse Counselor Technical Diploma or Substance Abuse Specialty Certificate)
10-520-102 BOUNDARIES AND ETHICS ...Analyze case scenarios to practice the process of ethical decision making. Evaluate the ethical codes of the helping professions to increase ability to apply these ethical principles to a variety of scenarios. Determine professional boundary issues. Incorporate ethical standards into decision making processes. Apply reflective practitioner methods. (Prerequisite: Accepted in the Human Services Associate Degree, Substance Abuse Counselor Technical Diploma, or Substance Abuse Specialty Certificate)
10-520-190 Motivational Interviewing ...Ascertain fundamental building block skills in motivational interviewing. Apply spirit and basic motivational interviewing methods in therapeutic relationships. Evaluate performance through real play counseling sessions and personal experience reflections. Recognize ambivalence and motivation to change. Determine differences between sustain and change talk. Apply collaborative goal setting. Determine client direction using focus techniques. (Prerequisite: 10-550-178, Intro to Counseling)
10-550-177 AODA ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS...learners develop a working knowledge of gathering and interpreting information used in forming diagnoses based on the criteria in the DSM-IV TR. Learners will explore various diagnostic tools and determine the level of care utilizing the Wisconsin UPC. (Prerequisite: 10-550-170, Understanding Substance Abuse)
Certificate Total
15
Curriculum Note
. This certificate provides licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical Social Workers, or Professional Counselors with the 180 hours of education across the four knowledge domains listed in the Wisconsin Code MPSW 1.09 as part of the Substance Abuse Specialty. Completion of this certificate will help make the student eligible for a Substance Abuse Specialty, the equivalent of the Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC) credential in Wisconsin.
. Students must earn a "C" or higher in all 10-520-XXX courses and 10-550-XXX. A student who withdraws or receives a grade lower than a "C" in a program course may retake the course.
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