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Meets Degree Requirements for: BA Ministry: Counseling Concentration

CVC422: Addiction Counseling Certification Preparation

The purpose of this course is to gain the knowledge and skills to excel as a certified addiction counselor as evidenced by possessing the knowledge necessary to pass the various state and national certification exams. Students will also begin the process of applying for certification in their state and will complete a portfolio outlining in detail the remaining steps to complete in order to become certified.

CVC421: Recovery Coaching & Peer Support Specialist

The purpose of this course is to gain the knowledge and skills to excel as a peer support specialist as evidenced by possessing the knowledge necessary to pass the various state and national certification exams. Students will also begin the process of applying for certification in their state and complete a portfolio outlining in detail the remaining steps to complete in order to become certified.

CVC436: Internship/Practicum

Students in this course will receive academic credit for a degree-related internship at an approved location.

Please contact the college before signing up as there may be additional requirements for your state.

CVC419: Family Issues & Recovery

Understanding the importance of family dynamics in recovery, including youth issues, codependency, plus God given resiliency and self repair.

CVC418: Sexual Issues in Addiction

This course is designed as a holistic, Christ-centered introduction to a basic recognition, understanding, and responsibility with clients who experience sexual addiction and its related issues of sexual abuse and sexual offending.

CVC417: Group Counseling Practices

This course is designed for the novice therapist, one who is participant learner of the experience and dynamics of small groups. Students will begin to develop their abilities as group facilitators and potential therapist. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the aspects of forming, leading and evaluating groups as well as identify specific behaviors that are disruptive in group settings.

CVC416: Mental Illness, Addiction & Dual Diagnosis

The content of this course is designed to address issues concerning the treatment of clients who have both a substance use disorder and another mental disorder. Counselors must recognize and address both conditions; otherwise the risk of relapse remains high. Learn the most significant predictor of treatment success, how to provide an empathic and continuous treatment relationship, how to recognize the criteria for a substance use disorder, and more.

CVC415: Professional Counseling Practices

This course serves as a step-by step approach to treat clients with substance use disorders. While many students want to jump right to the “counseling” stage, several steps must be performed including screening, assessment, and treatment planning before “counseling” can even begin. Each of these areas will be detailed with specific steps, which fall into the total scope of practice for the addiction professional, including an emphasis on proper documentation.

CVC414: Counseling Alcoholics

Provides a complete road map for assessing, diagnosing, and treating alcohol use disorders. Topics include recognizing alcohol problems in clients, understanding the critical concepts of the treatment of alcohol use disorders, the 12-step approach, relapse prevention, and recognizing primary or secondary psychiatric disorders in clients who are chemically dependent.

CVC413: Drugs of Abuse

This course serves as an overview of the chemicals that are commonly being abused in our current society. It will address the classes of drug and the effect of each class of drug. It will discuss the common methods of administration, the speed of transmission to the brain and the neurological impact on the brain. There will also be a brief look at the treatment continuum of care.