Jun 15, 2024  
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ASA 235 - Current Topics In Chemical Dependency Treatment

Course will cover the most current and emerging best-practices, treatment issues, regulatory mandates, research and policies for counselor credentialing. Specific topics covered may include scope of practice, counselor wellness, use of supervision, trauma informed care, and co-occurring disorders. These topics are addressed in the context of the specifics of the continuum of treatment options and their regulations. It will include best practices in Medication Assisted Treatment and its administration within the various levels of care. Topics will vary depending on the priorities designated by the NYS Office of Substance Abuse Services and Support (OASAS) to meet the credentialing requirements.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisites:  ASA 110 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Studies, ASA 210 Chemical Dependency Counseling I, ASA 220 Chemical Dependency Counseling II or permission of Instructor

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Identify various levels of care and their current regulatory requirements and best practices.
  2. Identify situations that require supervision and the inter-disciplinary approach in ensuring best practices in patient care and counselor wellness.
  3. Apply diagnostic criteria balanced with the individual needs of the consumer (including co-occurring disorders) when determining level of care and treatment planning.
  4. Apply knowledge of current treatment practices regarding the specialized treatment responses to the needs of various consumer groups and the use of Medically Assisted Treatment.