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 BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES and HUMAN SERVICES

 

WELCOME to the Chemical Dependency Counseling Program and the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Certificate Program

Dr. Joan Standora, Director
Assistant to Director: Jamila Cumberbatch
Office: D109
 718- 368-5289 or 718- 368-5235

Have you considered a career as a Substance Abuse Counselor?

Do you want to earn college credit while completing approved education classes that will help you to qualify for the Certification in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling Exam?

Our program offers a total of seven courses which cover the areas of expertise required by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services.

Students who successfully complete the initial six classroom-based courses will be tracked to complete the program through two additional field-based courses in a supervised internship setting.

For more information about preparing for a career in Substance Abuse Counseling through our program, call Prof. Joan Standora at 718-368- 5235.

* This program provides preparation for the CASAC- Trainee certificate from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services..

 

Kingsborough Community College Now Accepting Students for Plus 50 Encore Completion Program

ALCOHOL and SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING PROGRAM COURSES
*Please refer to the current schedule of classes for the listing of courses offered this semester.

Enrollment in the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling program is separate from the Mental Health and Human Services Program. This program is designed specifically to prepare students for a career in substance abuse counseling; successful completion of the entire course of study satisfies the educational requirements for the Certification in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling (CASAC) exam eligibility. The courses also satisfy the course-specific requirements for the A.S. degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling (see Degree Requirements).

SAC 20 -- INTRODUCTION to ALCOHOLISM and SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Overview of core concepts in chemical dependency including physical, psychological and legal aspects of alcohol and substance abuse. A variety of treatment approaches and counselor qualifications will be explored.

SAC 22 -- COUNSELING TECHNIQUES in the SUBSTANCE ABUSE FIELD I (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Overview and practical application of major counseling techniques utilized in the field. Communication skills necessary to engage the substance abuse client, from the basic screening process through discharge planning, will be addressed. Evaluation instruments and interview techniques will be introduced; students will learn to develop and evaluate client treatment planning and assessment histories.                         Corequisite: SAC 20

SAC 24 -- COUNSELING TECHNIQUES in the SUBSTANCE ABUSE FIELD II (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Continuation of Counseling Techniques I. Understanding and leading groups, personality and behavioral problems, HIV, AIDS, relapse prevention and vocational/education concerns will be addressed.
Prerequisite: SAC 22

SAC 26 -- CONFIDENTIALITY, ETHICS and the COUNSELOR/CLIENT RELATIONSHIP in SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING
(3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Confidentiality regulations from both Federal and State law for the protection of clients are discussed with emphasis on disclosure exceptions, as well as the proper handling of communications, ethical standards for CASCAs and the development of an appropriate code of conduct. Required for any student seeking assistance with an internship placement.
Prerequisite: SAC 20; Corequisite:

SAC 28 -- APPROACHES to TREATMENT: VARIETIES of ALCOHOLISM and SUBSTANCE ABUSE MODALITIES (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Overview of wide variety of treatment settings and modalities as well as a review of the roles filled by counselors in each modality and setting. Client case examples provide practical instruction.
Prerequisite: SAC 20
Corequisite: SAC 22

SAC 3000- COMPULSIVE GAMBLING: TREATMENT & PREVENTION (4 CRS., 4 HRS.)                                                                                                                        

Students develop an understanding of gambling as a compulsive behavior often associated with substance abuse. The historical phenomenon of wagering and its prevalence today as a societal program is explored. Clinical and professional intervention with individuals and the family, as well as prevention methods and techniques are stressed. Prerequisite: SAC 02000; Corequisite: SAC 02200

SAC 091A0 - SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING PROGRAM – FIELD INTERNSHIP ( Credits: 4 Hours: 11 hrs per week for 10 weeks)
Students participate in counseling activities with program clients, supervision meetings and other professional activities at NYS licensed treatment agencies under the supervision of both program staff and college faculty.
Prerequisite: SAC 02000; SAC 02200, SAC 02600
Pre/co-requisite: SAC 02400, SAC 02800

SAC 091B0 - SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING PROGRAM – FIELD INTERNSHIP (Credits: 3 Hours: Hours: 10 hrs per week for 5 weeks)
Students participate in counseling activities with program clients, supervision meetings and other professional activities at NYS licensed treatment agencies under the supervision of both program staff and college faculty.
Prerequisite: SAC 02000; SAC 02200, SAC 02600
Pre/co-requisite: SAC 02400, SAC 02800

 

 

 
 
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