Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor II
The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor II Certificate is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to counsel clients in the recovery process under clinical supervision. Topics and skills include assessment, treatment planning, individual and group counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, and community resources.
A student who is interested in transferring into a four year undergraduate program in the area of alcohol and substance abuse can complete the certificate through electives in the Associates in Arts Human Services Concentration at Cape Cod Community College.
The courses in the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Assistant certificate are prerequisites for the course work required in the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor II certificate. The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Assistant certificate should be completed prior to taking courses required in Alcohol and Substance Counselor II certificate.
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Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.
Upon successful completion of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor II Certificate, students are able to:
- Recognize the extent of services that addictions professionals provide and identify theories and treatment modalities used in the prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.
- Describe addiction and its consequences for family and individual systems.
- Understand the connection between social issues such as poverty, mental health, domestic violence, and addiction.
- Practice observation, interpersonal communication, and group facilitation techniques.
- Demonstrate ethical practices when working with diverse populations.