2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Nov 28, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CPD 290 - Internship in Counseling


Credits: 1
Description
Supervised counseling work experience with selected community agencies. Up to eight semester hour credits may be earned on the basis of 100 hours of internship for one credit.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of and skills in addiction counseling techniques, practices, and procedures used in the actual practice setting.
  2. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of on-the-job treatment planning and case management practices and procedures employed in the actual practice setting.
  3. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of small group interaction-group counseling practices and procedures used in the practice setting.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the accepted assessment and diagnostic tools and procedures used in the practice setting, including facility in the appropriate use of the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain appropriate individualized treatment plans, including aftercare and relapse prevention, for a variety of addiction patients in the actual practice setting.
  6. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of family counseling addiction issues in the actual practice setting.
  7. Demonstrate competency in the following key areas: (a) Ability to tailor helping strategies and treatment modalities to the patient’s stage of dependency, change, or recovery, (b) Ability to adapt treatment services to the patient’s needs including consideration of the patient’s cultural concerns and literacy levels, (c) Ability to understand and apply the established criteria for substance dependence and abuse, and describe treatment modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care, (d) Ability to help members of the family, couple, or intimate dyad understand the interaction between their system and addiction, (e) Ability to assess treatment/recovery progress and, in conjunction with the patient and significant others, make appropriate changes to the treatment plan to ensure progress toward treatment objectives.

Prerequisite: CSN Addiction Program Director approval
May Be Repeated: up to eight credits



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