Allied Human Services - Addiction Counseling Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will develop knowledge of the characteristics of selected consumer populations and their typical challenges in accordance  with students’ interest or service focus (Content Knowledge)
    • Conduct assessments of client needs and resources at both the individual and community level, including analysis of social and political barriers that may impede health.

    • Plan, facilitate , implement  interventions and evaluate the outcome of serves for those served.

    • Engage in practices and techniques that encompass group facilitation, psychosocial assessment, behavioral change and motivating practices working with diverse populations.

    • Utilize a variety of counseling skills and abilities to function effectively as chemical dependency counselors in a variety of setting.

    Graduates will be able to successfully apply the knowledge, skills and competencies of entry level service professionals (Career Development).

    • Demonstrate the ability to adhere to professional ethical standards, including confidentiality, sensitivity when working with diverse populations and responsibility for professional growth.

    • Seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ informant technology to engage in life learn learning.

    • Develop and promote healthy practices, self-awareness and self-care applying this personally, with clients, colleagues and other professional.

    Graduates will establish a respectful, nonjudgmental, and professional therapeutic or supportive relationship with colleagues and consumers of human services in a variety of practice settings (Human Interaction).

    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with clients, colleagues, and supervisors.

    • Work together with individuals and groups to assess needs, promote strengths, manage problems, set goals, develop or access resources, implement and assess action plans.

    • Examine the relationship between self, community, and environments, evaluating potential impacts and consequences of actions, and making choices and contributions based on that evaluation and evaluation.

    • Explain the characteristics and treatment demands of chemically dependent/substance abusing clients.

    Graduates will exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods and tools (Oral and Written Communication).

    • Identify, analyze and evaluate rhetorical strategies in one’s own and others’ writing in order to communicate effectively.

    • Apply/utilize written computer skills to maintain appropriate client and agency reports, records, documents.

    • Employ and interpret clear, concise, and open  communications in a professional skills including verbal, nonverbal, and written communications in a professional manner.

    Graduates will be able to question, search for answers and meaning, and develop ideas that lead to actions (Critical Thinking).

    • Utilize mathematical, symbolic, logical , graphical, and statistical  analysis for the interpretation and solution of problems in the natural world and human society.

    • Gather, assemble, and interpret data through various methods necessary to determine consumers’ strengths and barriers that interfere with their ability to overcome adversity or achieved valued life goals.

    • Use critical thinking skills to make sound and reasoned decisions regarding common ethical dilemmas encountered in various practice settings.

    • Apply appropriate diagnostics criteria for substance related disorders, and criteria for other mental health disorders that commonly co-occur with addictive disorders.