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Alcohol & Substance Abuse Studies Major (clinical)

Upon successful completion of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Studies major, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the various foundations for addiction professionals.
  2. Perform a clinical evaluation.
  3. Construct a treatment plan based on client needs.
  4. Identify appropriate referral sources to meet client needs.
  5. Explain how to network with other professionals to facilitate client care.
  6. Practice and evaluate various counseling techniques.
  7. Deliver psycho-education to clients, families, or communities.
  8. Construct appropriate documentation for client needs.
  9. Identify and apply professional, ethical standards relevant to working with addicted populations.

Upon successful completion of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Studies Major (Non-Clinical Track), students will be able to:

  1. Identify various foundations for addiction professionals.
  2. Explain how multiple counseling theories explain and apply to addiction treatments.
  3. Identify appropriate referral sources to meet client needs.
  4. Explain how to network with other professionals to facilitate client care.
  5. Deliver psycho-education to clients, families, or communities.
  6. Identify key elements of trauma informed care.
  7. Explain major features of addiction as it relates to various aspects of the criminal justice system.
  8. Explain grief and loss as it relates in particular to addiction.
  9. Develop a unique capstone study of a specific aspect of addiction. 
    Identify and apply professional, ethical standards relevant to working with addicted populations.