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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.

    Technical Studies (15 Credits)

    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: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • COMMUNIC 10801195 - Written Communication (Grade of C or better required)

    • Student is in progress in Substance Use Disorder Counseling (10-550-1) Program of Study

    OR ALL of the following:

    • COMMUNIC 10801195 - Written Communication

    • Student is in progress in Human Services (10-520-3) Program of Study

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Substance Abuse Counselor Education 360 Hr Comprehensive Program (20-550-2) Program of Study

  • 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: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • Student is in progress in Human Services (10-520-3) Program of Study

    • Student is in progress in Substance Use Disorder Counseling (10-550-1) Program of Study

    • Student is in progress in Substance Abuse Counselor Education 360 Hr Comprehensive Program (20-550-2) Program of Study

  • 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: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • SOC SERV 10550206 - Intro Interviewing Counseling (Grade of C or better required)

    • Student is in progress in Substance Use Disorder Counseling (10-550-1) Program of Study

    OR ALL of the following:

    • SOC SERV 10550206 - Intro Interviewing Counseling

    • Student is in progress in Human Services (10-520-3) Program of Study

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Substance Abuse Counselor Education 360 Hr Comprehensive Program (20-550-2) Program of Study

  • 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: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Human Services (10-520-3) Program of Study

    • Student is in progress in Substance Use Disorder Counseling (10-550-1) Program of Study

    • Student is in progress in Substance Abuse Counselor Education 360 Hr Comprehensive Program (20-550-2) Program of Study

  • 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: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • Student is in progress in Human Services (10-520-3) Program of Study

    • Student is in progress in Substance Use Disorder Counseling (10-550-1) Program of Study

    • Student is in progress in Substance Abuse Counselor Education 360 Hr Comprehensive Program (20-550-2) Program of Study

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