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Substance Addiction

Academic Division of Professional Programs

The Quincy College Substance Addiction program prepares graduates to engage in the helping professions at entry level in their communities. This concentration focuses upon helping students develop the knowledge, skills, experience, and values that will assist them in working effectively with people in a variety of community settings.

*Please note that some courses in the curriculum for the certificate may require prior completion of a prerequisite course that is not specifically required for the certificate. In such cases, the prerequisite course must be completed even though it is not part of the certificate requirement.

View the curriculum for this certificate program in the latest college catalog here.

Professional licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state. This program of study may lead to professional licensure or certification in states outside of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Licensure and certification in one state do not guarantee automatic licensure in another state. Students who are interested in enrolling into this program of study, and reside outside of Massachusetts, should check their state educational requirements for licensure or certification. For more information, please visit our SARA Professional Licensure Disclosure page

Certificates

The Quincy College Substance Addiction program prepares graduates to engage in the helping professions at entry level in their communities. This concentration focuses upon helping students develop the knowledge, skills, experience, and values that will assist them in working effectively with people in a variety of community settings.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of the Certificate in Substance Addiction, the student should be able to:

  • Assess client needs while working as a member of a team of helping professionals
  • Apply appropriate practices and procedures when interviewing applicants for services to obtain data and to provide information on available resources pertaining to substance addition
  • Demonstrate familiarity with substance addiction services available in the community and how those services relate to client needs
  • Demonstrate competency in counseling adults with substance addiction
  • Demonstrate proficiency in assisting individuals or groups with difficult day to day problems such as finding employment, locating sources of assistance, and addressing other specific problems
  • Provide assistance in helping people identify and utilize specific relevant resources and agencies, specifically around substance addiction

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Substance Addiction Courses
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    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • CJS 113
    • Drugs and Society
    • 3
    This course discusses the major social health issues involving drugs. Topics covered include the psychological aspects of drug involvement, the pharmacology of drugs, alcoholism, current rehabilitation practices, review of state and federal drug laws, and drug education programs at the national, state, and local levels. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.
    • HSV 103
    • Introduction to Social Work
    • 3
    The student will explore, In depth, the concepts of social work, in terms of knowledge, values and skills that are required for an effective introduction to the profession of social work. Special populations, foundational theories, functions and roles of a social worker, as well as emerging issues in society will be evaluated on a multi-systemic level. This course will assist the student In preparing for the state II censure examination at the LSWA level.
    • HSV 114
    • Substance Addiction and Older Adults
    • 3
    This course provides students with an overall view of Substance Addiction among older adults. Instructors will outline best practices for identifying, screening, assessing, and treating the abuse of alcohol, prescription and illicit drugs in the older adult population. Emphasis will be on addressing the greater toll of the misuse and addiction of alcohol and other drugs and the psychosocial issues that are unique to the older adult.
    • HSV 201
    • Counseling Skills
    • 3
    An examination of the helping relationship in individual and group work with emphasis on techniques such as listening skills, questioning, and interviewing. Topics covered include assessment, treatment planning, and techniques of intervention including behavior modification, psychodynamic, existential-humanistic, and cognitive therapies.
    • HSV 205
    • Substance Addiction Counseling
    • 3
    This course covers a variety of techniques and strategies in the successful understanding, treatment, and assessment of chemical addictions. Students will be taught causation including physiological and behavioral consequences, as well as prevention, intervention, and treatment methods from a systems approach. Students will use social work theories to evaluate programs and treatment models. Additional topics include substance abuse in: society, multiple life span stages and diverse population groups.
    • HSV 260
    • Diverse Populations
    • 3
    An overview of the role of human diversity in social work practice. An examination of the differences as well as the similarities of the various populations in American Society. Topics to be addressed are race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Barriers to cultural understanding and valuing diversity will also be explored.
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