Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Program


GENERAL INFORMATION

Prerequisite: High School diploma or GED

County College of Morris is an approved education provider of classroom training required by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey, Inc. (www.certbd.com). All information related to licensing (certification) requirements as well as regulatory information and class descriptions can be found at other websites (see below). There are multiple requirements to qualify for certification. The education provided by CCM is just one requirement.

There are five domains. Each domain has between six and nine courses, for a total of 54 hours of classroom instruction per domain. You can begin at any domain. CCM provides at least one domain in the fall and at least two domains for the spring sessions. Students may enroll in more than one domain each session. You receive a certificate of completion for each course.

CCM offers two convenient options to obtain your CADC–evening classes or full-day Saturdays. Interested candidates may register for one or both domain offerings.

Legislation:  go to http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/regulations/Chapter-34C-Alcohol-and-Drug-Counselors.pdf, specifically page 34C-8, 13:34C-2.3

Application for licensure:  go to http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/adc/Pages/applications.aspx

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Domain I – Assessment

Domain II – Counseling

Domain III – Case Management

Domain IV – Client Education

Domain V – Professional Responsibility

Creative Positive Expression

Please note that Domains I, II and V will next be offered in Spring 2020.

C101INITIAL INTERVIEWING PROCESS

Learn to create a therapeutic alliance with the client by incorporating skills in listening, processing, and providing feedback and demonstrate through role-playing the following eight skills: attending, paraphrasing, reflection of feeling, summarizing, probing, interpreting, providing information and feedback, and appropriate use of self-disclosure. ADC-557.

2 Sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Time: TBD

C102 – BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL ASSESSMENT

Gather data systematically from the client and other available collateral sources using screening instruments and other methods that are sensitive to age, developmental level, culture, and gender; describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive substances on the person using, and on significant others; determine the client’s readiness for treatment and change as well as the needs of others involved in the current situation and based on the initial action plan, take specific steps to initiate an admission or referral and ensure follow through. ADC-917.

4 Sessions: 12 hours

Time: TBD

C103 – DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

Develop a written diagnostic summary; document ongoing treatment needs; formulate mutually agreed upon goals, objectives, and treatment methods based upon assessment finding; define the terms reliability, validity, and sample population; develop a familiarity with the recognized assessment instruments; select, administer, score, and interpret to clients the results of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug assessment; assess client’s immediate needs by evaluating observed behavior and other relevant information; administer appropriate evidence-based screening and assessment instruments and analyze and interpret the data to determine treatment recommendations. ADC-918.

4 Sessions: 12 hours

Time: TBD

C104 – DIAGNOSTIC SUMMARIES

Describe the logic, purpose and function of the DSM diagnostic system; describe the organizational scheme of the DSM and diagnostic categories; list diagnostic criteria for Substance Abuse and Substance Use Disorder; list frequently encountered differential diagnoses; understand that only licensed (not certified) counselors can diagnose; describe clinical presentations of co-occurring diagnoses; describe the ways in which substance use disorder and mental health diagnoses can interact; use SAMHSA’s Four Quadrant Framework to conceptualize clients; recognize the potential for substance use disorders to mimic a variety of medical and mental health conditions and screen for psychoactive substance toxicity, intoxication, and withdrawal symptoms. ADC-919.

4 Sessions: 12 hours

Time: TBD

C105 – PHARMACOLOGY

Define the meaning of psychopharmacology; identify the major structural and functional units of the brain; identify the major neurotransmitters within the nervous system; explain the mechanism of action of neurotransmitters within the central nervous system; define the meaning of half-life, therapeutic dose, effective and lethal dose; distinguish between tolerance and withdrawal; distinguish between fat and water solubility; and describe effects of various drugs of abuse on the major physiological body systems. ADC-543.

2 Sessions: 6 hours

Time: TBD

C107 – COMPULSIVE GAMBLING

Understand the nature of Gambling Disorder; identify and assess disordered gamblers; recognize types of gamblers and stages of a gambling problem; identify vulnerable population and at-risk personality characteristics and design gambling treatment plans and course of recovery, including aftercare. ADC-545.

2 Sessions: 6 hours

Time: TBD

C201INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING

Learn to identify key concepts associated with the following counseling approaches: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Motivational Enhancement, Therapy, Family Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy; describe the philosophies, practices, policies and outcomes of the most generally accepted and scientifically supported models of treatment, recovery, relapse prevention and continuing care for addiction and other substance-related problems, and establish a helping relationship with the client. ADC 531

2 Sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Time: TBD

C202INTRODUCTION TO TECHNIQUES & APPROACHES

Learn to identify, demonstrate and explain the purpose of the following counseling skills: Attending, Paraphrasing, Reflection of Feeling, Summarizing, Probing, Counselor, Self-Disclosure, Interpreting and providing information and feedback; integrate self-help group participation; identify six stages of counseling and employ the skills and tailor helping strategies and treatment modalities to the client’s stage of Use Disorder, change, or recovery. ADC 250

2 Sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Time: TBD

C203CRISIS INTERVENTION

Define crisis intervention within the framework of alcohol/drug counseling; identify causes of crises; understand and apply setting-specific policies and procedures for handling crises, and apply crisis prevention and management skills. ADC 533

2 Sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Time: TBD

C204INDIVIDUAL ADDICTION COUNSELING

Learn to facilitate the client’s engagement in the treatment and recovery process; work with the client to establish realistic, achievable goals; promote client knowledge, skills and attitudes; facilitate the development of basic and life skills and adapt counseling strategies to the individual characteristics of the client, including but not limited to disability, gender, sexual orientation, developmental level, culture, ethnicity, age and health status. ADC 251

6 Sessions: 18 hours, CEU 1.8

Time: TBD

C205GROUP COUNSELING

Describe, select and use strategies from accepted and culturally appropriate models for group counseling with clients with substance use disorders, and carry out the actions necessary to form a group, including but not limited to determining group type, purpose, size and leadership; recruiting and selecting members; establishing group goals and clarifying behavioral ground rules for participating; identifying outcomes; and determining criteria and methods for termination or graduation from the group. ADC 535

2 Sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Time: TBD

C206 FAMILY COUNSELING

Learn how substance use disorders (SUD) affect families; identify the rules in SUD affected families; identify family roles & their features; distinguish between inter-Use Disorder, co-Use Disorder and Use Disorder; distinguish between performing A & D counseling with families and performing family therapy; define intervention and explain the intervention process; become familiar with family related support groups and community-based service providers for families; describe appropriate screening tools to be used with women of childbearing age regarding alcohol use during pregnancy; evaluate appropriate referral and treatment options for women who are pregnant and drinking; describe the salient characteristics of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) across the lifespan; Comprehend the lifelong primary and secondary characteristics associated with FASD; recognize the need for multidisciplinary assessment to determine appropriate services and evaluate appropriate treatment options for individuals with FASD. ADC 252

4 Sessions: 12 hours, CEU 1.2

Time: TBD

C301COMMUNITY RESOURCES

At the end of this course, the student will be able to formulate and discuss diagnostic assessment and recommendations with the client; match client needs with community resources; communicate with community resources regarding needs of the client; develop a plan with the client to strengthen ongoing recovery outside of primary treatment; utilize multiple pathways of recovery in treatment planning and referral; identify community resources; match community resources with client needs; explain to the client the necessity for referral and identify self-help groups pertinent to the client’s needs. ADC 253

3 Sessions: 18 hours, CEU 1.8

Time: TBD

C302 –  CONSULTATION (CASE MANAGEMENT)

Learn to define consultation goals and benefits and consult with supervisors, counselors, professionals, and/or other public health service providers to assure comprehensive, quality care for the client. ADC 254

3 Sessions: 18 hours, CEU 1.8

Time: TBD

C303DOCUMENTATION

Learn to define documentation; know and adhere to Federal & State Laws and Regulations specific to the maintenance of client records, and differentiate among the following types of documentation: Intake, Assessment, Treatment Plan, Treatment Plan Review, Progress Note, Discharge Plan, Discharge Summary. ADC 255

2 Sessions: 12 hours, CEU 1.2

Time: TBD

C304HIV & RESOURCES

Promote client knowledge, skills, and attitudes consistent with the maintenance of health and prevention of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases. ADC 570

1 Session: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Time: TBD

C401ADDICTION RECOVERY

Understand the difference between Substance Use and Substance Use Disorder; acquire basic knowledge of the various models of addiction; explain to a client the various stages of addiction and recovery, and be able to explain the following terms: Addiction, Recovery, Harm reduction, Self Help groups, Relapse and Relapse Prevention, Abstinence, Sobriety, and Wellness (Biopsychosocial). ADC 548 Professional Development Hours 6

88261. 2 Sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6
Cohen Hall, CH 269
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Mon and Wed, Sept 16-18

Cost: $119

 

C402PSYCHOLOGICAL CLIENT EDUCATION 

Describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive substances; facilitate the development of basic and life skills associated with recovery and make constructive therapeutic responses when the client’s behavior is inconsistent with stated recovery goals. ADC 549 Professional Development Hours 6

88262. 2 Sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6
Cohen Hall, CH 269
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Mon and Wed, Sept 30-Oct 2

Cost: $119

 

C403BIOCHEMICAL/MEDICAL CLIENT EDUCATION

Understand a variety of models and theories of addiction and other problems related to substance use; describe the behavioral, psychological, physical, and social effects of psychoactive substances; describe a variety of helping strategies for reducing the negative effects of substance use, abuse, and Use Disorder; tailor helping strategies and treatment modalities to the client’s stage of Use Disorder, change, or recovery; adapt practice to the range of treatment settings and modalities and be familiar with medical and pharmacological resources in the treatment of substance use disorders. ADC 256 Professional Development Hours 18

88263. 6 Sessions: 18 hours, CEU 1.8
Cohen Hall, CH 269
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Mon and Wed, Oct 7-23

Cost: $357

 

C404 – SOCIOCULTURAL CLIENT EDUCATION

Learn to recognize the social, political, economic, and cultural context within which addiction and substance abuse exist, including risk and resiliency factors that characterize individuals and groups and their living environments and provide treatment services appropriate to the personal and cultural identity and language of the client. ADC 551 Professional Development Hours 6

88264. 2 Sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6
Cohen Hall, CH 269
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Mon and Wed, Oct 28-30

Cost: $119

 

C405ADDICTION RECOVERY & FAMILY PSYCHOLOGICAL EDUCATION

Understand the characteristics and dynamics of families, couples, and significant others affected by substance use. Appropriately use models of diagnosis and intervention for families, couples, and significant others, including extended, kinship, or tribal family structures; facilitate their engagement in the treatment and recovery process; assist them in understanding the interaction between the family system and substance use behaviors, and assist them in adopting strategies and behaviors that sustain recovery and maintain healthy relationships. ADC 552 Professional Development Hours 6

88265. 2 Sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6
Cohen Hall, CH 269
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Mon and Wed, Nov 4-6

Cost: $119

 

C406BIOCHEMICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL FAMILY EDUCATION 

Become familiar with warning signs, symptoms, and the course of substance use disorders; describe how substance use disorders affect families and concerned others; describe the continuum of care and resources available to the family and concerned others; describe principles and philosophy of prevention, treatment, and recovery, and understand and describe the health and behavior problems related to substance use, including transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases. ADC 553 Professional Development Hours 6

88266. 2 Sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6
Cohen Hall, CH 269
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Mon and Wed, Nov 11-13

Cost: $119

 

C407COMMUNITY & PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Recognize the importance of family, social networks, and community systems in the treatment and recovery process; understand the obligation of the addiction professional to participate in prevention and treatment activities; provide culturally relevant formal and informal education programs; describe factors that increase the likelihood for an individual, community, or group to be at risk for, or resilient to, psychoactive substance use disorders; sensitize others to issues of cultural identity, ethnic background, age, and gender in prevention, treatment, and recovery; describe warning signs, symptoms, and the course of substance use disorders; describe how substance use disorders affect families and concerned others; describe the continuum of care and resources available to the family and concerned others; describe principles and philosophy of prevention, treatment, and recovery; understand and describe the health and behavior problems related to substance use, including transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases and teach life skills. ADC 554 Professional Development Hours 6

88267. 2 Sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6
Cohen Hall, CH 269
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Mon and Wed, Nov 18-20

Cost: $119

Instructor: Ronald Faines, LCADC, ACS, CCS

C501 – ETHICAL STANDARDS

Identify guidelines for the process of ethical decision-making; acquire an understanding of the importance of ethics in SUD counseling; become familiar with the NAADAC Code of Ethics; adhere to established professional codes of ethics that define the professional context within which the counselor works to maintain professional standards and safeguard the client and understand the addiction professional’s obligations to adhere to ethical and behavioral standards of conduct in the helping relationship. ADC-558. Professional Development Hours 6

88271. 1 Session: 6 hours

Cohen Hall, CH 269
Time:  9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat, Sept 28

Cost: $119

 

C502 – LEGAL ASPECTS

Learn how to adhere to federal, state, and agency regulations regarding alcohol and other drug abuse treatment by following appropriate procedures to protect client rights; understand the regulations of New Jersey’s rules (N.J.S.A. 45:2D -1 et seq.), also referred to as the “Alcohol and Drug Counselor Licensing and Certification Act” and the regulations (N.J.A.C. 13:34C-1 et seq.) intended to codify the provisions of the statute; be familiar with the Federal Confidentiality Regulations, 42CFR – part 2 and be familiar with HIPPA regulations as pertaining to SUD records. ADC-559. Professional Development Hours 6

88272. 1 Session: 6 hours

Cohen Hall, CH 269
Time:  9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat, Oct 5

Cost: $119

 

C503 – CULTURAL COMPETENCY

Recognize the social, political, economic, and cultural context within which addiction and substance abuse exist; understand diverse cultures, and incorporate the relevant needs of culturally diverse groups, as well as people with disabilities, into clinical practice; recognize the importance of individual differences that influence client behavior, and apply this understanding to clinical practice. ADC-560. Professional Development Hours 6

88273. 1 Session: 6 hours

Cohen Hall, CH 269
Time:  9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat, Oct 12

Cost: $119

 

C504 – PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

Understand the importance of self-awareness in one’s personal, professional, and cultural life; understand the obligation of the addiction professional to participate in prevention and treatment activities; interpret and apply information from current counseling and psychoactive substance use research literature to improve client care and enhance professional growth; conduct self-evaluations of professional performance applying ethical, legal, and professional standards to enhance self-awareness and performance and obtain appropriate continuing professional education. ADC-561. Professional Development Hours 6

88274. 1 Session: 6 hours

Cohen Hall, CH 269
Time:  9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat, Oct 19

Cost: $119

 

C505 – PERSONAL GROWTH

Understand the importance of self-awareness in one’s personal, professional, and cultural life and conduct self-evaluations of professional performance applying ethical, legal, and professional standards to enhance self-awareness and performance. ADC-562. Professional Development Hours 6

88275. 1 Session: 6 hours

Cohen Hall, CH 269
Time:  9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat, Oct 26

Cost: $119

 

C506 – DIMENSIONS OF RECOVERY

Develop an operational understanding of Wellness and Recovery; increase their understanding of the importance of Wellness and Recovery by developing an individualized Wellness Recovery Action Plan; develop an ongoing self-monitoring plan to enhance a personal plan; conduct self-evaluations of professional performance applying ethical, legal, and professional standards to enhance self-awareness and performance; obtain appropriate continuing professional education; participate in ongoing supervision and consultation and develop and use strategies to maintain one’s physical and mental health. ADC-563. Professional Development Hours 6

88276. 1 Session: 6 hours

Cohen Hall, CH 269
Time:  9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat, Nov 2

Cost: $119

 

C507 – SUPERVISION

Describe supervision as described in NJ LCADC/CADC regulations; understand the benefits of supervision; distinguish among supervision, consultation, and personal therapy; understand the role of clinical supervision in helping the counselor identify critical issues and appropriate responses in the counseling relationship; know the necessary components to be incorporated when presenting a case in supervision; develop and utilize a range of options to explore and discuss personal feelings and concerns about clients; know when to contact a supervisor regarding potential legal and ethical situations and be familiar with State regulations regarding requirements for giving & receiving clinical supervision as an intern, as a CADC, or if one is working in a licensed facility. ADC-564. Professional Development Hours 6

88277. 1 Session: 6 hours

Cohen Hall, CH 269
Time:  9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat, Nov 9

Cost: $119

 

C508 – CONSULTATION PROFESSIONAL

Understand the importance of professional networking; begin to develop skills in how to establish and maintain a professional network; learn the importance of advocating for one’s clients; learn best practices to contribute to destigmatizing SUD related issues, understand important cultural issues in the community and be able to incorporate relevant community information into one’s work. ADC-566. Professional Development Hours 6

88278. 1 Session: 6 hours

Cohen Hall, CH 269
Time:  9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat, Nov 16

Cost: $119

 

C509 – COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Define Consultation; explain the benefits of consultation for the counselor knowledge base; identify the tasks involved when seeking consultation and utilize peers, clinical supervisors, and a multi-disciplinary team to enhance the quality of care. ADC-565. Professional Development Hours 6

88279. 1 Session: 6 hours

Cohen Hall, CH 269
Time:  9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat, Nov 23

Cost: $119

Instructor: Ronald Faines, LCADC, ACS, CCS