18 Hours - Cost $180
This course examines the role of 12 step self help programmes that are designed to assist addicts in remaining alcohol and drug free. This course will prepare the candidate to understand the roles and efficacy of self help groups in the treatment and recovery process.
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12 Hours - Cost $120
Every client who enters treatment after a screening and initial assessment is examined through an extensive assessment process that allows clinicians to ascertain each particular client's problems or needs. These problems or needs, are then transferred onto the treatment plan or referred to for creating client goals. This is a collaborative process, therefore once the treatment plan is complete, the clients "sign off" on the treatment plan in agreement.
25 Hours - Cost $250
This course examines the issues of special populations in the substance abuse area and prepares the candidates to work more effectively with individuals from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds struggling with alcohol and drug dependence.
Case management with substance abuse patients is essential from the initial referral until she/he reaches their goal because the problems they face can impact whether or not they access treatment, remain in treatment and/or follow discharge plans. There is a knowledge base and skills that are important for anyone taking on this role with a client..
25 hours - Cost $250
This graduate-level course examines the different sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, and trichomonas (the four most common) along with genital herpes, genital warts, hepatitis A, B, C and D, and HIV/AIDS. About 85% of all STDs occur in people between the ages of 15 and 30. Almost half of all teenagers who are very sexually active have had chlamydia; the fastest-spreading STD. The increased risk of STDs, including HIV disease, due to lowered inhibitions or trading sex for drugs is all too common among the drug-abusing population. One thing to remember about STDs is the delayed incubation period before symptoms appear. This allows the disease to be unknowingly transmitted to others. This course looks critically at how individuals of different races, ages and gender and sexual orientation who are substance abusers can prevent as well how they acquire, spread and cope with triple combined diseases-STD, mental illnesses as well as substance abuse. Emphasis on the different research in this field of study, with available categories of interventions for those individuals with these conditions.
CL 106 - Ethics in the Professional Practice
18 hours - Cost $180
This graduate-level course examines:
This graduate level course addresses the many facets of ethical issues in professional practice. It addresses current ethical issues in providing counselling, psychotherapy, social work, and recovery-oriented services.
On a part-time basis, most candidates are anticipated to complete their degree requirements within eighteen months. The determining criteria are dedication and the candidate’s previous academic and professional portfolio.