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Course Content and Outcomes Guide for AD 270B Effective Fall 2021

Course Number:
AD 270B
Course Title:
Practicum: Addiction - Seminar
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Course Description

Focuses on the integration and synthesis of academic preparation with "real world" addiction counseling experience. Includes consideration of counselor self-care, healthy work practice, professional ethics and ongoing professional development. Corequisites: AD 270A. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

At the conclusion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Identify and utilize sources of information that will allow them to keep current with he rapidly changing addiction counseling field.
  • Understand the need for and have the ability to create an evolving professionaldevelopment plan in order to remain current and relevant as a addiction professional.
  • Understand and differentiate between the following types of relationships needed to maintain a healthy professional addiction counselor: peers, supervisors and personal therapist.
  • Identify and articulate essential professional boundaries and ethical conduct in order to maintain appropriate relationships with colleagues and clients.
  • Create and implement a personal self-careplan that contributes to his or her longevity and health while serving as an addiction counselor.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

A variety of tools may be used: assigned journals, papers, projects, participation and presentations.