ASA 255 - Chemical Dependency and the HIV/AIDS Population
This 5 week module will cover content required for the Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) credentialing process. The students will be exposed to the application of principles of chemical dependency theory and practice to the HIV/AIDS population. The unique needs of this client group require special consideration to adapt treatment. Focus will also include Hepatitis-C and federal law pertaining to HIV/AIDS information, ethics, and confidentiality issues.
Prerequisite: ASA 110 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Studies, ASA 210 Chemical Dependency Counseling I or permission of instructor
1 Class Hour
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate comprehension, recognition, and understanding of the co-morbidity of addiction and HIV/AIDS.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the risks of HIV/AIDS related to addiction.
3. Integrate the basic concepts of harm reduction and its role in chemical dependency treatment with regard to HIV/AIDS.
4. Apply principles related to the unique needs of clients who are HIV positive.
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