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2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ALSA 270 - Skills in Substance Use Disorder

4 credits

Students learn basic communications, interview and assessment skills as used in substance use disorder settings. Development of beginning-level counseling skills and awareness of unique qualities each brings into the helping profession. This course will review the major therapeutic approaches including client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral, and motivational interviewing. Includes some demonstration of techniques associated with the therapies. The course meets the requirements for Washington State Department of Health; Substance Use Disorder Professional License. This course is specific to Drug and Alcohol addicted individuals and meets the requirement for content area WAC 246-811-030 (Section C, E, & K).

Theory Hours
4 theory hours.

Vocational Program Course
Vocational program course.

AA General Elective
May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Evaluate the logical progression of the counseling process.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity including disabilities.
  • Identify and apply ASAM Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM PPC).

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