Substance Abuse Counseling (SAC)

SAC-420 Substance Abuse Rehabilitation (2 credits)

This course is the gateway into the substance abuse counseling program. It is meant to provide students with an overview of the field of substance abuse, including its history, mission, values and ethics, theoretical frameworks, various practice areas, and philosophy of substance abuse counseling. Students gain exposure to the professional role in regards to cultural competency, social justice, social welfare, and social policy.

Prerequisite(s): Must have completed SW-200., Must have completed SW-250. Fall 2021: Saturdays: August 28, September 4, September 11, September 18; 9am-4:30pm (with 30 minute lunch).

SAC-440 Psychopharmacology (2 credits)

In this course, students will acquire substance abuse counseling knowledge and skills of psychopharmacology. These include street drugs, treatment, and connection to clients, concept application, and documentation practices. The main focus of this course is to learn, understand, and process the holistic array of drugs and their interaction with the human body.

Prerequisite(s): Must have completed SW-200., Must have completed SW-250. Fall 2021: Tuesdays: September 21, September 28, October 5, October 12, October 19, October 26 - class during Mid-Semester Assessment Week; 5:10pm to 9pm.

SAC-460 Mental Health & Substance Abuse: in Individual, Groups & Families (2 credits)

In this course, students will acquire substance abuse counseling knowledge and skills of the intervention level of individuals, groups, and families social work practice. These include client interviewing, evidence-based assessments, interpersonal skills, theory application, and documentation practices.

Prerequisite(s): Must have completed SW-200., Must have completed SW-250. Spring 2021 Tuesdays (March 30, April 6-NO Class Easter Break, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11) 5:10pm to 9pm; FO 146 (NOTE: May 10 to 13 is Final Assessments). Fall 2021: Tuesdays: November 2, November 9, November 16, November 23-no class for Thanksgiving Holiday, November 30, December 7, and December 14-Final Assessment Week; 5:10pm to 9pm.