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Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Level II

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Level II program is designed to prepare individuals with the skills necessary to become an addictions and substance use disorders professional, as well as provide continuing education to current professionals. Courses in the Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Level II focus on advanced theories and techniques, family dynamics and relationships, and multicultural and diverse populations.


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Field of Interest: 
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2020 Summer
Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Level I (5283)21
Academic Plan: 
Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Level II (CER)

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Licensing Disclosures
The Associate in Applied Science in Addictions and Substance Use Disorders is designed to meet the coursework requirements for a Licensed Substance Abuse Technician in the State of Arizona. For students seeking certification or licensure in a state other than Arizona, you may need to fulfill additional coursework or training requirements prior to applying for your certification or licensure, and additional requirements including but not limited to: obtaining a fingerprint clearance card, passing licensure or certification exams, completing supervised work experience in the practice of substance abuse counseling, and/or a supervised practicum.

The Rio Salado Addictions and Substance Use Disorder Program State Approval Map (!/vizhome/RSCASDNov...) identifies whether the Rio Salado Addictions and Substance Use Disorders program meets or does not meet academic requirements for licensure/certification state-by-state or students may contact the appropriate licensure / certification board ( directly.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ASD220Family Dynamics and Addiction3
ASD226Counseling Multicultural and Diverse Populations3
ASD236Relapse, Recovery and Addiction2
ASD245Co-Occurring Disorders2
ASD250Group Interventions3
ASD275Advanced Theory and Techniques in the Treatment of Addiction Disorders3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
ASD280Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Practicum6
ASD284Current Issues and Addictions Seminar0.5
ASD285Addictions Seminar (1)1-4
ASD285may be repeated for a total of four (4) credit hours.
ASD295Advanced Foundations: Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Counselor Licensing/Certification Exams3
ASD285++Any ASD Addictions and Substance Use Disorders seminar course1
CPD+++++Any CPD Counseling and Personal Development course1-3
PSY2++++ Any 200 Level PSY Psychology Course3
SOC2++++ Any 200 Level SOC Sociology Course3
SWU2++++ Any 200 Level SWU Social Work Course3
  • Identify symptoms of addictions and substance use disorders. (ASD100)
  • Describe the relapse process. (ASD100)
  • Demonstrate beginning skills in identification of co-occurring disorders. (ASD100)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical communication. (ASD102)
  • Describe the counseling process in terms of objectives and issues of the initial counseling sessions, middle phase, termination of counseling, and follow-up. (ASD102)
  • Describe how to establish the atmosphere for counseling, encourage clients and family members to establish counseling goals, commit to work on those goals, and to become involved in self-help groups. (ASD102)
  • Identify the major concepts and goals of major counseling theories. (BHS205)
  • Identify the fundamental principles of self-help groups and differentiate between counseling and self-help models. (ASD150)
  • Identify and critically analyze the twelve steps. (ASD150)
  • State the psychological and pharmacological effects of substance use/abuse. (ASD110)
  • Explain roles, functions, and limitations of the addictions and substance use disorders counselor. (ASD120)
  • Identify the professional standards for practice, ethics, and development for the addictions and substance use disorders counselor. (ASD120)
  • Describe strategies and treatment modalities recommended for working with persons with AIDS. (ASD145)
  • Identify and describe laws pertaining to confidentiality, maintenance of client records, and reporting child abuse. (ASD161)
  • Demonstrate ability to complete a psychosocial assessment, a mental status assessment, and progress notes. (ASD161)
  • Describe how to establish client rapport. (ASD165)
  • Describe roles assumed by individuals in the family impacted by addiction. (ASD220)
  • Describe Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and fetal alcohol effect. (ASD220)
  • Summarize the variations of language, gender and age specific issues, and major pattern variations of addictions and substance use/abuse among diverse populations. (ASD226)
  • Identify transcultural communication/counseling styles (ASD226)
  • Describe the recovery process. (ASD236)
  • Describe the relapse process. (ASD236)
  • Describe client's relapse triggers. (ASD236)
  • Compare and contrast different treatment approaches in treating clients with co-occurring disorders. (ASD245)
  • Identify group stages and tasks. (ASD250)
  • Describe group intervention. (ASD250)
  • Demonstrate methods for dealing with problematic behaviors which occur with clients. (ASD250)
  • Demonstrate case management skills. (ASD275)
  • Describe ethical issues facing the addictions and substance use disorders counselor. (ASD275)
  • Determine and summarize personal counseling style and philosophy. (ASD275)
  • Demonstrate record keeping and documentation skills. (ASD275)
  • Describe addictions and substance use disorders counseling skills and techniques. (ASD275)

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