Substance Abuse Counseling
Charles R. Drew University is in the process of re-organizing its academic offerings to meet the needs of the community while maintaining academic excellence and financial sustainability. As a result, the administration and faculty have decided to suspend the Substance Abuse Counseling Program upon the teach-out of the current students. At this time, we are not accepting applications from prospective students.
Program is currently not accepting applications
Candice Goldstein, Ph.D., CADC-II
W.M. Keck Building
The substance abuse counseling program leads to a certificate in substance abuse counseling. The program is 40 units and can be completed in 12 months. Students may opt to attend part-time. The program is a California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) approved education provider. It is designed for students who want to prepare for careers as counselors that treat substance abuse clients and their families. The program is also structured for individuals already employed in a social service occupation who would like to obtain the education and training required to apply for state certification. Courses are offered in the evening to accommodate students who are employed or are fulfilling fieldwork requirements. The program accepts new students prior to the fall, spring and summer trimesters. The program aims to increase the supply of minority counselors and places an emphasis on educating and training counselors to provide counseling services to the medically-underserved and minority communities. The curriculum promotes a greater understanding of the impact and influence of substance abuse on the individual, family, and community. The program consists of behavioral science coursework focusing on theory and clinical intervention. Upon completion of the program, students receive a certificate in substance abuse counseling and are eligible for credentialing by the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) (refer to the outcomes for students who successfully complete the program section for more information). Students enrolled in the certificate program may transfer to the Associate of Science degree program in Community Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Studies at any point during the certificate program if they meet the admission requirements.
Program Course Curriculum
SAC 100 Contemporary Issues in Substance
Abuse Counseling 3
SAC 110 Counseling for Addictive Behaviors I: Theory 3
SAC 111Counseling for Addictive Behaviors II: Practice 3
Prerequisite(s): SAC 110
SAC 115 Group Counseling I 3
SAC 120 Pharmacology and Toxicology 3
SAC 140 Legal and Ethical Issues 3
SAC 145 Crisis Intervention 3
SAC 150 Dual Diagnosis and Psychopathology 3
SAC 162 Counseling and Cultural Diversity 3
SAC 163 Family Counseling 3
SAC 170 Case Management 3
SAC 180 Introduction to Fieldwork 0
SAC 181 Fieldwork I 3 **
Prerequisite(s): SAC 140
Prerequisite(s): SAC 180
PHE 250 Community Health Issues 1 *
PSY 141 General Psychology 3
*25 hours of community service learning are required for graduation. Hours must be completed in conjunction with PHE 250 Community Health Issues.
** 255 hours of clinical field work in an approved setting.
| Total Units 40|
See page 57 in the CDU CATALOG 2009-2011(PDF)