Oct 28, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SA 116 - Clinical Internship I

Credit Hours: 3

This first semester of clinical internship provides the student with a minimum of 150 hours of practical on-site agency experience and observation of professional treatment of the substance abuser. Under the supervision of certified addiction counselors or other qualified health professionals, the student will participate in all functions and treatment activities of the agency. In addition, a supervision seminar is conducted weekly during scheduled class time. Admission into internship will not only be based on academic readiness but professional and experiential considerations by the instructor. A student that has completed all the academic requirements may not be permitted to take the internship based on the instructor approval. The instructor will determine the student's level of readiness, appropriateness, performance expectations, and overall suitability for the entry into the course.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  • demonstrate the increased ability to interact effectively with chemically dependent clients, family members, or children of persons with chemical dependency;
  • demonstrate improvement of their diagnostic assessment and treatment planning skills related to clinical activities with chemically dependent individuals, families and significant others;
  • demonstrate improved knowledge and use of the American Society of Addiction Medicine client placement criteria as it relates to continuum of treatment, variable length of stay and treatment decision making;
  • demonstrate an increased knowledge of the chemical dependency recovery process through clinical application of their knowledge, skills and community resources; and
  • demonstrate knowledge and application of counseling theories and techniques to addictions counseling.

Prerequisites: AC 214 or SA 110 and AC 215
F/S (C)