Chemical Dependency Studies Courses
CDS 100 5 credits
Survey of Chemical Dependency
Overview of historical and current definitions of chemical dependency and abuse. The effects of abuse on behavior, health, youth, family, special populations and society. Focus on the nature of addictions, causality, progression, assessment, scope, intervention, treatment and prevention.
CDS 101 5 credits
Physiological Action of Alcohol and Other Drugs
The human body’s physical and behavioral response to alcohol and other drugs; current research findings; basic information and terminology essential for working on treatment teams with physicians and nurses, and for communicating with patients and with patients and families. Prerequisites: CDS 100, PEH 180.
CDS 106 5 credits
Case Management of the Chemical Dependency Client
Counselor skill training in case planning and case management of the substance-abusing client. Overview of federal, state and agency policies and procedures, assessments, treatment, and discharge planning. Prerequisites: CDS 100, 101 or instructor’s signature.
CDS 110 4 credits
Cultural Diversity Counseling Techniques
A course of study designed to improve knowledge and skills of the chemical dependency counselor while working with clients/patients with different cultural backgrounds. Also contains a section on ADA. Meets state requirements for chemical dependency counselors.
CDS 140 2 credits
Chemical Dependency Relapse Prevention
Course will discuss the phenomena of post-acute withdrawal: the ensuing issues of relapse as they pertain to the disease of addiction and the reuse of drugs after treatment as a separate and distinct episode not associated with treatment failure. The materials discussed are the work of T. Gorski. Prerequisites: CDS 100 and 101 or instructor’s signature.
CDS 150 3 credits
Counseling the Addicted Adolescent
An overview class covering the needs of the addicted adolescent. Covers many developmental, cognitive and physiological issues that are complicated by an adolescent’s use of alcohol or other drugs. Prerequisites: CDS 100, CDS 101 or instructors permission.
CDS 202 5 credits
Counseling Theory and Techniques
Overview of communication skills theories and techniques used in developing a common understanding of addictive behavior. Comprehensive review of how people behave and an introduction to counseling methods to facilitate change in working with chemically dependent patients. Prerequisites: CDS 100, CDS 101 or instructor permission.
CDS 204 4 credits
Group Process in Chemical Dependency Treatment
Theoretical foundation of group counseling as applied to alcohol/drug treatment. Use of groups in inpatient and outpatient treatment. Use of information in groups to foster change and growth. Dynamics of group interaction/group composition; goal-setting; managing tasks, roles and normative boundaries; skill practice. Prerequisites: CDS 100, CDS 101 or instructor permission.
CDS 205 4 credits
Chemical Dependency and the Family
Models of family therapy and overview of structural, functional and systems approaches as applied to the chemically dependent family. Treatment issues related to family, stages of adaptation to chemical dependency, family roles, co-dependency, children of alcoholics, and adult children of alcoholics. Prerequisites: CDS 100, CDS 101 or instructor permission.
CDS 207 3 credits
Ethics in Chemical Dependency Counseling
This course focuses on contemporary ethical issues in the field of chemical dependency counseling including professional and peer relationships, boundaries, NADAAC code of ethics, multiple relationships and values in the counseling relationship. Prerequisites: CDS 100, CDS 101 or instructor permission. Concurrent enrollment in CDS 208 required.
CDS 208 2 credits
Chemical Dependency and the Law
A review of pertinent state and federal laws pertaining to the counseling field. A special emphasis on WACs and RCWs specific to chemical dependency counseling. Focus on contemporary legal issues in the field of chemical dependency training, services and client-counselor relationships. Prerequisites: CDS 100, CDS 101 or instructor permission. Concurrent enrollment in CDS 207 required.
CDS 210 3 credits
Focuses on prevention of alcohol and other drug abuse among children and adolescents. Discusses the history of prevention, current research, community needs assessments and best/promising practices in the field of prevention, and how to design and evaluate an effective prevention program.
CDS 295 1-5 credits
Field Experience in Chemical Dependency
Supervised work experience in a chemical dependency treatment agency approved by college faculty. Prerequisites: instructor permission.