Alcohol/Drug Studies (ADS)

ADS-503  Law and Ethics (formerly ADS-103)  

2.5 Units (LEC 40-45)

This course provides students with an overview of the legal and ethical standards of counseling. Specific topics will be discussed including: patient rights, confidentiality exceptions to confidentiality and crisis intervention. The concepts of community prevention, education, outreach and referrals will be covered along with screening and interviewing techniques. (formerly ADS 103)

Transfers to CSU only

ADS-505  Domestic Violence Prevention (formerly ADS-105)  

2 Units (LEC 32-36)

This course presents an introduction and overview of Domestic Violence prevention. Students will examine myths, stereotypes, and sociocultural factors that contribute to Domestic Violence. Students will learn how to assess for patterns of abuse and aggression within relationships and apply various modalities of treatment to prevent domestic violence. (formerly ADS 105)

Corequisite: ADS-503.

Transfers to CSU only

ADS-510  Introduction to Counseling (formerly ADS-110)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is an introduction to counseling which provides the student with a solid overview of counseling theories, practices, interventions and skills. Each concept will be examined from both the group and individual counseling perspectives. (formerly ADS 110)

Transfers to CSU only

ADS-515  Individual, Family and Group Counseling (formerly ADS-115)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course provides an in-depth study of theories and practices of individual, group, and family counseling which emphasizes learning and practicing skills of counseling. Theories and models for family therapy, theories of stages of group development, techniques for family therapy, and the roles of the facilitator/counselor will be discussed. (formerly ADS 115)

Prerequisite: ADS-510 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to CSU only

ADS-520  Personal and Professional Development (formerly ADS-120)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course studies the importance of personal and professional growth for the future Alcohol and Drug counselor. Certification requirements, personal skills, professional associations, continuing education needs and requirements are examined, as well as programs that aid the recovering counselor and counselor burnout. (formerly ADS 120)

Prerequisite: ADS-537 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to CSU only

ADS-537  Co-Occurring Disorders (formerly ADS-137)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is designed to increase the student's working knowledge of the assessment and treatment of individuals suffering from co-occurring disorders. Specific clinical topics explored will include psychotropic medications, medication side effects, decompensation, assessment, evidenced-based treatment, and effective case management. (formerly ADS 137)

Prerequisite: ADS-510 (with a grade of C or better).

Corequisite: ADS-515.

Transfers to CSU only

ADS-549  Cooperative Work Experience: Alcohol and Drug Studies (formerly ADS-149)  

0.5-8 Units CWE Paid 75-300/Unpaid 60-240

This course is supervised employment extending classroom-based occupational learning at an on-the-job learning station relating to the students' educational or occupational goal (Title 5 section 55252). Students may earn a maximum of (8) semester credit hours during one enrollment period. Students may earn up to a total of 16 semester credit hours for all Cooperative Work Experience Education. Offered as pass/no pass only. (formerly ADS 149)

Other Enrollment Criteria: Each student must be enrolled for the full semester and have completed one course in the discipline. A training agreement must be completed prior to registration. Please refer to the Cooperative Work Experience Student Handbook for specific information.

Transfers to CSU only

ADS-550  Supervised Field Work Practicum (formerly ADS-150)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course provides the students with supervised field experience to prepare them for a professional career as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Through participation in this class, the students can be better prepared for their professional career by improving their ability to measure recovery program aspects. In addition, it provides a future basis for implementing their own preferences when they are working in the field. (formerly ADS 150)

Prerequisite: ADS-515 (with a grade of C or better).

Corequisite: ADS-549.

Transfers to CSU only