Alcohol and Drug Studies - LAADC - Certificate of Specialization
The department of Alcohol and Drug Studies at San José City College offers courses for working students possessing master’s degrees who are interested in pursuing their Reciprocal Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug (LAADC-R) certification through CAADC. This local certificate is designed to assist clinicians currently working with a dual diagnosis population who require cross-training, or clinicians who would like to develop an addiction specialty. San José City College is offering 180 hours of alcohol/drug specific education and 300 practicum hours (practicum hours are not included in this certificate).
A minimum of 4 courses in the certificate must be taken at San José City College. A grade of “C” or better is required in each course. Completed courses will appear on student’s transcripts. However, the Certificate of Specialization will only appear on documents obtained directly through the Alcohol and Drug Studies department.
CAADAC/CCAPP requirements to sit for the LAADC-R exam include:
- Official copy of Master of Arts Degree (specific to behavioral sciences with a clinical application from a regionally accredited college or university within or outside of the United States).
- Proof of completion of 180 hours of alcohol/drug counseling specific education. 6 hours must be specific to counselor ethics (transcripts/certificate of completion, hours and topics must be listed on documentation for verification purposes).
Program Learning Outcomes
- Identify and evaluate the ethical standards as defined by LAADC.
- Analyze and describe the physiological and pharmacological aspects of substance abuse and dependence, including how drugs affect different body system, cause side effects, and impacts the community as a whole.
- Conduct an assessment and follow a client from the point of program entry to discharge, and complete all treatment planning and case management connected to that case.
|ADS 170||LAADC Introduction to Chemical Dependency||2.5|
|ADS 171||LAADC Pharmacology and Physiology of Addiction||1.5|
|ADS 172||LAADC Codependency and Family Dynamics||1.5|
|ADS 173||LAADC Case Management||2.5|
|ADS 174||LAADC Ethics, Personal and Professional Growth||1.5|
|ADS 176||LAADC Law and Prevention: Community Response||1.5|