Mar 24, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

AC 215 - Alcoholism Counseling II

Credit Hours: 3

Specific emphasis will be on developing skills in diagnosis of psycho-active substance disorders and comprehensive assessment and treatment planning. Techniques in evaluating mental status, providing individual and group therapy and teaching self-management skills to enhance recovery will be stressed. Additional information on mental health and personality disorders, neurocognitive impairments, and cognitive distortions as relates to the addicted client. This course will draw on theories learned in AC 213 and will build upon the skills learned in AC 214.

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

  • be able to write a Diagnostic Clinical Work up according to the DSM 5;
  • be able to write a comprehensive psychosocial evaluation according to the NYS OASAS Standards;
  • be able to write a comprehensive assessment & treatment plan using the standard Addictions Treatment Planner, while adhering to managed care documentation requirements;
  • be able to demonstrate skill in psychological assessment, mental status and conduct lethality assessments; and
  • be able to assess for and address mood disorders, personality disorders and relational issues through case analysis assignments.

Prerequisites: AC 213, AC 214 or permission of the instructor.
F/S (C)