CAARR Certificate

Web-Based Professional Addictions Counseling Certificate – for professionals in the field currently certified by: CAARR

PACC100 ­‐ Introduction and Overview – 8 Hours

  • Overview of…
  • Human behavior: theories of personality and human development; emotional states (e.g., dependency, resentment, guilt); theories of human needs and motivation; denial process.
  • Family dynamics: recognition of family roles; modalities of treatment; communication issues; role-play.
  • Treatment and recovery approaches: treatment and recovery modalities; (e.g., psychiatric, psychosocial, clinical); Alcoholics Anonymous (and other support groups); Aversion Therapy; medical modalities; behavioral modification, social models, drinking driver programs, etc.

PACC101 ‐ Physiology and Pharmacology – 21 Hours

  • Tolerance, cross tolerance, and synergistic effects.
  • Physiological differences between males and females.
  • Disease model, including signs and symptoms, research, neurobiological, AMA definition and Jellinek’s work in this area.
  • Drug Classifications/Schedules/Generic and Trade Names/Behavioral Effects.

PACC102 – Law and Ethics – 16 Hours

  • Overview of…
  • Confidentiality 42CFR II and HIPPA
  • Legal and regulatory restrictions: federal confidentiality regulations; state regulations; potential hazards resulting from noncompliance with regulations; and state and federal agencies.

PACC103 – Personal and Professional Growth – 24 Hours

  • Counselor burnout; signs and symptoms; early warning signs; unique needs of the recovering counselor; prevention techniques.
  • Personal and professional growth: recognizing personal strengths, limitations and knowledge to promote professional growth; importance of stress management; relaxation techniques; leisure skills, exercise; proper nutrition; time management, etc.
  • The recovering counselor: “two hats” and the limitations and liability. (Includes ethical situations.)
  • Professional growth: ethics and professional conduct/standards; consultations, counselor support and performance; the skills of a successful helper; on-­‐going education and training; translation of the code of ethics into professional behavior.
  • Certification requirements: outline and review of the California Certification Board of Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CCBADC) career path. Review the State of California Counselor Regulations and code of conduct.
  • Professional contacts and organizations.

PACC104 – Supervised Practicum – 45 Hours

  • This course consists of a comprehensive review, online group and individual session role-­‐playing, resume and job preparation and peer evaluation.

PACC105 – Clinically Supervised Externship – 255 Hours

  • Clinical sites must be screened and pre-approved by ADCSI administrative staff prior to beginning externship module.