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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Substance Abuse Counseling, AA


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Due to changing educational requirements at the state level for licensed addiction counselors, this course of study is subject to change.  Students should work closely with an advisor to determine their course of study.

This program is designed to meet the academic requirement for the State of Montana’s Licensed Addiction Counselor. This program is designed to provide the student with the most up-to-date knowledge in the field of addictions. Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Understand addiction
    1. Understand a variety of models and theories of addiction and other problems related to substance abuse.
    2. Describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive substances on the user and significant others.
  • Understand treatment
    1. Describe the philosophies, practices, policies, and outcomes of the most generally accepted and scientifically supported models of treatment, recovery, relapse prevention, and continuing care for addiction and other substance-related problems.
    2. Recognize the importance of family, social networks, and community systems in the treatment and recovery process.
  • Apply knowledge
    1. Understand the established diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders and describe treatment modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care.
    2. Provide treatment services appropriate to the personal and cultural identity and language of the client.
  • Demonstrate professionalism
    1. Understand the importance of self-awareness in one’s personal, professional, and cultural life.
    2. Understand the addiction professionals’ obligations to adhere to ethical and behavioral standards of conduct in the helping relationship.

Required Courses


First Year


First Year Total: 33


Second Year Total: 35


Total Credits: 68


1Recommend PHL 110  and SPNS 101  for a total of 8 credits.

2 Recommend ECNS 101  or PSCI 210 .

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

Program Information


  • After graduating with this option, the student must complete 1,000 hours of supervised work experience in a state-licensed substance abuse program in order to apply for the Montana Licensed Addiction Counselor’s test. This requirement is subject to change.

Advising Information:


For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor. 

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor                        
Carlin Hale Leanne Parker, Ph.D.
LRC 129 BSS 122
(406) 756-3886 (406) 756-3871
chale@fvcc.edu lparker@fvcc.edu

 

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