Printed on 11/26/2022

Substance Abuse Counselor Education 360 Hr Comprehensive Program

20-550-2 Certificate (C) 15 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

If you already hold the Wisconsin Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC)-IT level credential, this program will help you meet the Department of Safety and Professional Services requirements for the SAC credential. You’ll develop the skills to interview clients for the assessment and diagnosis of substance abuse. In addition, you’ll gain an understanding of mental disorders that co-exist with substance disorders and develop your group facilitation skills. You’ll also learn about case management and the related documentation.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Foundations of Case Management
    10-550-202
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10550202
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduction to case management techniques and processes. Incorporates intake assessment techniques, service planning techniques, referral processes, coordination of care, and discharge processes determined by a multidisciplinary team approach. Includes client self-determination and autonomy. Incorporates clinical documentation requirements and processes.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC 10-550-1 or Human Services 10-520-3 plans, AND Written Communication 10801195; OR Active in Sub Abuse Couns Ed 20-550-2 CERT
  • Overview of Mental Health Disorders
    10-550-203
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10550203
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides an overview to the history, diagnosis, treatment strategies, legal and ethical considerations, and documentation of mental health conditions. Focus is on understanding the mental health conditions that co-occur with substance use disorders.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC 10-550-1, Human Services 10-520-3 or Sub Abuse Couns Ed 20-550-2 CERT
  • Group Facilitation
    10-550-204
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10550204
    • Credits: 3.00

    An introduction to theory and practice of group dynamics and processes. Includes ethical considerations, effective group leadership, and stages of group development. Also includes demonstration of group facilitation skills, clinical documentation, co-facilitation strategies, reflective practitioner techniques, and group formation.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC 10-550-1 or Human Services 10-520-3 plans, AND Intro to Interviewing and Counseling Skills 10550206; OR Active in Sub Abuse Couns Ed 20-550-2 CERT
  • Psychopharmacology
    10-550-207
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10550207
    • Credits: 3.00

    Overview of psychopharmacology including drug categorization history, drug categorization, and drug classification. Includes analysis of neurophysiology of the brain and endocrine system, effects of substances on the body, analysis of delivery systems, and analysis of medical aspects of SUDs. Also includes etiology of addiction, psychopharmacological aspects of withdrawal management, analysis of medications used to treat SUDs and mental health disorders, and SUD medical impacts on the body.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC 10-550-1 or Human Services 10-520-3 plans, AND Human Biology 10806198; OR Active in Sub Abuse Couns Ed 20-550-2 CERT
  • SUDC Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment
    10-550-208
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10550208
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explore the core components of substance use disorder treatment. Apply the core practice dimensions of Substance Use Disorder Counseling. Evaluate process for SUD clients for the purpose of developing treatment plans and documenting the treatment process.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC 10-550-1, Human Services 10-520-3 or Sub Abuse Couns Ed 20-550-2 CERT
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