Georgia CADC-Trainee – 50 hours

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PERFORMANCE DOMAIN I – SCREENING, ASSESSMENT AND ENGAGEMENT – 22 hours

Computerized Assessment of Substance Abuse (4 hours)
Screening and Assessment of Clients in the Criminal Justice System (6 hours)
Substance Abuse Screening and Assessment in Criminal Justice Systems (6 hours)
Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients (3 hours)
Clinical Drug Testing in Primary Care (3 hours)

PERFORMANCE DOMAIN II – TREATMENT PLANNING, COLLABORATION AND REFERRAL – 27 hours

Implementing Change in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs (3 hours)
Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment (6 Hours)
Treatment Planning:Utilizing the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) (3 hours)
Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy TIP 39 Part I (3 hours)
Drug Treatment Courts: An Integrated Approach (3 hours)
Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy (5 hours)
A Community Reinforcement Plus Vouchers Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction Module 1 (4 hours)

PERFORMANCE DOMAIN III – COUNSELING – 29 hours

Counseling for Marijuana Dependence – A Manual for Treating Adults (6 hours)
Relapse Prevention Counseling (4 hours)
Substance Abuse Counseling for Clients with HIV/AIDS (3 hours)
Treating Chronic Mental Illness & Substance Use Disorders: Individual and Group Counseling Strategies (6 hours)
Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice (Module 1) (3 hours)
Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice (Module 2) (3 hours)
Coping With Feelings and Moods (4 hours)

PERFORMANCE DOMAIN IV – PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL RESPONSIBLITIES – 22 hours

Ethical Decision Making for Counselors (4 hours)
Ethical Practice with Special Populations (3 hours)
Personal Wellness for Substance Abuse Counselors (3 hours)
The Importance of Ethics in Criminal Justice (3 hours)
Clinical Supervision: Models, Roles and Responsibilities, Ethics and Legal Issues (3 hours)
HIV and Other Blood-Borne Infections in Drug Users (6 hours)

Lessons

Screening and Assessment of Clients in the Criminal Justice System (6 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 360 minutes

This 6-hour course addresses the issues relevant to screening and assessment and makes recommendations for the appropriate use of screening and assessment tools in specific settings within the criminal justice system. For information on how to use screening and assessment to match the offender to services and to identify an appropriate treatment plan, see the …

Substance Abuse Screening and Assessment in Criminal Justice Systems (6 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 360 minutes

A 6-hour course designed to help the learner to understand the principles, elements, procedures, and issues in screening and assessing for substance abuse and HIV/AIDS issues/needs in the criminal justice system. Goals/Objectives By participating in this internet based course the trainee will: 1. Identify the issues associated with assessment. 2. Understand the difference between screening …

Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients (3 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 180 minutes

Course Summary: Substance use and abuse often coexist with anger and violence. This course is designed to introduce students to a manual that was developed for use by qualified substance abuse counselors who work with substance abuse and mental health clients with concurrent anger problems. The treatment model described in the manual consists of a …

Implementing Change in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs, (3 hours), TAP 31(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 180 minutes

Based on TAP 31. This course provides guidance on how to integrate evidence-based practices (EPBs) for substance abuse treatment into clinical practice. The course explains how to assess an organizations capacity to identify priorities, implement changes, evaluate programs, and sustain effective programs over the long run.Course Goals/objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student should …

Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment (6 Hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 360 minutes

This 6-hour course utilizes information presented in TIP 35 Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment. It is an introductory course focusing on the stages of change and motivational interviewing. It embraces a fundamentally different way to conceptualize motivation. In this approach, motivation is viewed as a dynamic and changeable state rather than a …

Treatment Planning:Utilizing the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) 3 hours(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 180 minutes

This course seeks to transform required “paperwork” into clinically useful information. The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) is one of the most widely used tools for the assessment of substance use-related problems. Addiction counselors working in community-based treatment centers administer the ASI yet often fail to use findings to identify client problems, develop individualized treatment plans, …

Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy TIP 39 Part I (3 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 180 minutes

This course is the first in a series of four courses designed for substance abuse treatment counselors; family therapists are a secondary audience. The course should be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about family therapy. The purpose of the course is to help counselors and family therapists acquire a basic understanding …

Drug Treatment Courts: An Integrated Approach (3 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 180 minutes

This 3-hour course will examine drug courts from an integrated process – the blending of treatment with legal case processing. Additional topics reviewed will include screening and assessment of adult substance abusing offenders, ethical issues for drug court practitioners, and the key components for drug and other specialty courts. Goals/Objectives By participating in this internet …

Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy (5 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 300 minutes

This 5 hour course presents an overview of the role and efficacy of group therapy in substance abuse treatment. It presents critical research and clinical findings and distills them into practical guidelines for practitioners who utilize group therapy in substance abuse treatment settings. The course is designed to help treatment professionals expand their awareness and …

A Community Reinforcement Plus Vouchers Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction Module 1 (4 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 240 minutes

This course is based on a NIDA therapy manual for drug addiction series. CRA+Vouchers is the focus of this course. This treatment integrates a community reinforcement approach (CRA), originally developed as an effective treatment for alcohol dependence, with an incentive program(Vouchers) wherein patients can earn points exchangeable for retail items by remaining in treatment and …

Counseling for Marijuana Dependence – A Manual for Treating Adults (6 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 360 minutes

This 6-hour course provides guidelines for counselors, social workers, and psychologists in both public and private settings who treat adults dependent on marijuana. It utilizes the Center for Substance Abuse manual for Brief Counseling for Marijuana Dependence (BCMD) that is based on the research protocol used by counselors in the Marijuana Treatment Project. The one-on-one …

Relapse Prevention Counseling (4 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 240 minutes

This course is designed to help clinicians and counselors understand and facilitate the process of recovery among addicted clients and reduce their risk of relapse. The primary focus is reviewing clinical strategies to help clients reduce relapse risk or intervene early in the relapse process, and describe clinical tools that can be incorporated into individual, …

Substance Abuse Counseling for Clients with HIV/AIDS (3 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 180 minutes

This 3-hour course examines the very important elements surrounding counseling individuals with substance abuse and HIV/ADS. The student will understand the issues of treating HIV/AIDS in the Criminal Justice System, identifying treatment goals, and understanding the continuum of care. This course is an update of skills and knowledge for professionals who are directly or indirectly …

Treating Chronic Mental Illness & Substance Use Disorders: Individual and Group Counseling Strategies (6 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 360 minutes

This course is designed for mental health and addiction counselors and other professionals working with clients who have chronic mental disorders such as schizophrenia and a co-occurring substance use disorder. These combined conditions are referred to as “dual disorders” or “co-occurring disorders.” The course provides practical treatment guidelines and strategies for working with these clients. …

Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice (Module 2) (3 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 180 minutes

This course is based on information found in the manual Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice (TAP 21) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This manual is DHHS publication No. (SMA) 08-4171 and can be obtained free of …

Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice (Module 1) (3 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 180 minutes

This course is based on information found in the manual Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice (TAP 21) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This manual is DHHS publication No. (SMA) 08-4171 and can be obtained free of …

Coping With Feelings and Moods (4 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 240 minutes

This course reveals to counselors how individuals in recovery from an alcohol or drug problem or a mental health problem can learn about emotions and develop strategies to cope with them. Inability to understand, recognize and manage feelings creates problems in relationships and is a risk factor for relapse following a period of sobriety. This …

Ethical Practice with Special Populations (3 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 180 minutes

This 3- hour course is an advanced level course for professionals who have had introductory ethics and have been practicing for several years. It covers four clinical populations which typically present ethical dilemmas for helping professionals: culturally diverse clients, clients from the criminal justice system, adolescent clients and clients with co-occurring disorders. Each module in …

Ethical Decision Making for Counselors (4 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 240 minutes

This 4-hour course discusses all of the elements that need to be considered in an ethical decision making process. There is a brief review of ethical theories and definitions, discussion of ethical principles with application to a case study, review of legal terms and legal concerns, and discussion questions at the end of each section …

Personal Wellness for Substance Abuse Counselors (3 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 180 minutes

Substance abuse counselors may be at higher risk for stress and burnout than other counselors because they work with chronic and difficult clients. Intuitively, it makes sense that working with clients who abuse substances is frustrating, emotionally exhausting, tiresome, often thankless, a greater risk, and not without problems of lower salary. This 3-hour course will …

The Importance of Ethics in Criminal Justice (3 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 180 minutes

This 3 hour course provides an exploration of the field of criminal justice ethics, which broadly encompasses the history of justice and theories of morality and ethics from antiquity to the modern age. One of the purposes of such a survey is that students will be able to express an understanding of schools of thought …

Clinical Supervision: Models, Roles and Responsibilities, Ethics and Legal Issues (3 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 180 minutes

This 3-hour course is for anyone considering a supervisory position or who has been practicing as a clinical supervisor. It provides an overview of supervision models, roles and responsibilities of supervisors including ethical and legal issues, and discussion of the developmental model of supervision as it applies to counselors and supervisors. A self-inventory, discussion questions …

HIV and Other Blood-Borne Infections in Drug Users (6 hours)(Georgia CADCT)

Length: 360 minutes

This course consists of a manual developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) that has been scientifically tested for community-based outreach to reduce the risk of HIV and other blood-borne infections in drug users. The model described in this manual is based on many years of research. The model has been implemented and …