Course Descriptions The Resource Training Center & DYSO

The following coursework follows the 350 Hour Standardized Curriculum, which is required by OASAS.

Section I – Knowledge of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (85 clock hours) – [Must include a minimum of 4 hours of training related to tobacco use and nicotine dependence]

                                                                                                                                                                                   

Basic Knowledge: Physical & Pharmacological Effects – Section 1 – 85 hours

ED001

History of Alcohol & Drugs

4 hrs.

 

ED002

Nature of Addiction

4 hrs.

 

ED003

Natural History of AOD Dependence

2 hrs.

 

ED004

Genetic Factors to Dependence

4 hrs.

 

ED005

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Use and Abuse

4 hrs.

 

ED006

The Brain & Body Reaction to ATOD Ingestion

6 hrs.

 

ED007

ATOD Pharmacology and Interaction w/ Other Medications

6 hrs.

 

ED008

The Bio-Psycho-Social Model of Addiction

4 hrs.

 

ED009

Specific Therapy Models

2 hrs.

 

ED010

Continuum of Drug Use/Abuse

6 hrs.

 

ED011

Theory, Research, Practice & Faith Based Tx. Approaches

4 hrs.

 

ED012

Concepts of Systems on Drug-Taking Activity

5 hrs.

 

ED013

Continuum of Addiction Services, Prevention, Tx, Recovery & Relevant Levels of Intervention & Care

5 hrs.

 

ED014

Risk & Protection Factors That Characterize Individuals & Groups & Their Living Environments

4 hrs.

 

ED015

Theory & Practice: Intervention & Treatment Approaches

4 hrs.

 

ED016

Non-traditional Treatment Methods

2 hrs.

 

ED017

Screening/Assessment Tools

6 hrs.

 

ED018

Medication Supported Recovery

4 hrs.

 

ED019

Toxicology: Screening, Limits, Legal Reporting, Meaning

3 hrs.

 

ED020

The 12 Step & Other Types of Mutual Aid Groups

6 hrs.

 

 

Section II– Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling (150 clock hours) – [Must include a minimum of 15 hours of training specific to Cultural Competence]

ED021

Essentials of AOD Counseling

10 hrs.

 

ED022

Counselor Communication Skills

5 hrs.

 

ED023

Skills and Techniques on Barriers to Recovery

10 hrs.

 

ED024

Aspects of Recovery: Bio-Psycho-Social-Emotional & Spiritual

10 hrs.

 

ED025

Individual Counseling: Addictions Medications

10 hrs.

 

ED026

Essentials of ASA Counseling w/Groups

6 hrs.

 

ED027

Use of Addiction Meds & Psychiatric Medications

2 hrs.

 

ED028

Group Theory & Stages of Group Development

10 hrs.

 

ED029

Group Dynamics, Techniques & Interventions – Specific Pops

10 hrs.

 

ED030

Support groups. 

2 hrs.

 

ED031

ATOD Prevention/Treatment for “Special Populations”

10 hrs.

 

ED032

Cultural Competence

20 hrs.

 

ED033

Basic Theory  & Skills for ASA Counselors

8 hrs.

 

ED034

Genograms

2 hrs.

 

ED035

Relapse Prevention: Families/Significant Others

5 hrs.

 

ED036

Systems Theory with Families

6 hrs.

 

ED037

Various theories on human growth and development (i.e., physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual development of human beings) with the emphasis on substance abuse.

12 hrs.

 

ED038

Medical Issues & Interventions

12 hrs.

 

Section III– Assessment; Clinical Evaluation; Treatment Planning; Case Management; and Patient, Family and Community Education (70 clock hours)


ED039

Knowledge of ATOD: Initial Services

24 hrs

 

ED040

Knowledge of ASA Counselor – Client Treatment Plans

 24 hrs

 

ED041

Knowledge Skills: Case Management, Monitoring. Assessment, Referral, Documentation, Discharge

12 hrs.

 

ED042

Presentation & Training Techniques & Life Skills

10 hrs.

 

Section IV– Professional and Ethical Responsibilities (45 clock hours) – [Must include 15 hours specific to Ethics for Addiction professionals (please indicate course(s) that contain this required 15 hours of content) and a minimum of 2 hours in Child Abuse and Maltreatment:  Mandated Reporter NYS Education Department approved training]

ED043

Counselor-Client Relationships

18 hrs.

 

ED044

Ethical Decision Making & Conduct

9 hrs.

 

ED045

Confidentiality/Legal Issues

9 hrs.

 

ED046

Child Abuse & Maltreatment: Mandated Reporter
http://www.nysmandatedreporter.org/default2.html

2 hrs.

 

ED047

Counselor Wellness

7 hrs.