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Addiction and Integrated Treatment Studies

Addiction and Integrated Treatment Studies

Bachelor of Applied Science

This program is available at the Springfield - Leffel Lane location.

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Addiction and Integrated Treatment Studies prepares students to prevent substance abuse, counsel individuals and families with drug and alcohol problems, and perform intervention and therapeutic services for persons suffering from addiction and individuals with co-occurring issues of addiction and mental health disorders. This work occurs in outpatient and inpatient treatment settings, residential treatment programs, correctional settings, the courts, police departments, mental health settings, and family service agencies. Throughout the program, students develop advanced clinical skills to prepare them to perform the expected individual, group, and educational counseling to clients under supervision.

During the first two years of the program students take courses required to complete an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Addiction and Recovery Services and earn the Chemical Dependency Counseling Assistant (CDCA) certification from the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board, as well as coursework to qualify for the Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II (LCDC II). After completing the bachelor’s degree, students are eligible for the LCDC III license.

Practicum Coursework
Practicum courses begin summer of the first year and extend throughout the program. Within the first two years of the program, students complete 2000 hours to earn the CDCA certification from the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.

Students will be billed for liability insurance for the practicum courses. The students may be requested by the practicum site to complete a criminal background check and a drug screen. Students should contact the practicum instructor with any questions regarding practicum.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

  • Apply and critique how the 8 Domains of Competency are utilized within a social service agency that provides treatment to clients with substance abuse disorders.
  • Assess the needs of those with co-occurring disorders and provide proper treatment and referral for this population.
  • Demonstrate skills in screening, assessing, and developing treatment plans for client populations in the field of substance use disorders and recovery.
  • Complete professional documentation reports, including progress notes, psychosocial histories, and mental status evaluations, as well as other professional documentation.
  • Identify and describe the physiological, psychological, and sociological effects of drugs on individuals, families, and societies.
  • Utilize research on substance use disorders to identify evidence-based practices.
  • Adhere to professional code of ethics and policy/procedural standard in working with clients and coworkers.
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and competent use of cultural identity and advocacy models to address the needs of individuals and populations affected by substance abuse.
Course Title Credits
SWK 1105 Chemical Dependency I: Pharmacology and Physiology of Psychoactive Substances 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1101 College Success 1
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications 3
SWK 2205 Chemical Dependency II: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Strategies 3
SWK 1136 Affective Education and Group Treatment 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology 3
SWK 2260 Multicultural Competence in a Diverse World 3
-- Arts/ Humanities elective* 3
PSY 2223 Lifespan Human Growth and Development 3
SWK 2273 Addiction and Recovery Practicum I 5
SWK 2293 Addiction and Recovery Seminar I 1
MTH 1070 Quantitative Reasoning  
or STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I  
or MTH 1280 College Algebra 4
SWK -- Tech elective SWK 1110 or SWK 2218 or SWK 2232 or SWK 2276 and SWK 2296 3
SWK 2274 Addiction and Recovery Practicum II 5
SWK 2294 Addiction and Recovery Seminar II 1
SWK 2215 Chemical Dependency III: Co-Occurring Disorders of Addiction and Mental Health 3
SWK 2225 Chemical Dependency IV: Service Coordination 3
SWK 2275 Addiction and Recovery Practicum III 5
SWK 2295 Addiction and Recovery Seminar III 1
BIO 1410 Fundamentals of Biology 4
-- Arts/ Humanities elective* 3
SOC 2230 Social Problems 3
SWK 3305 Advanced Assessment, Screening, and Treatment Planning 4
SWK 3235 Trauma and Crisis Intervention 3
PSY 2230 Abnormal Psychology 3
BIO 1420 Global Biology 4
ENG 1112 English II 3
SWK 3236 Advanced Techniques in Treatment Group Practices 3
SWK 3330 Special Populations I: Gender, Poverty, and Corrections 3
SWK 4310 Treatment Techniques 4
SWK 4315 Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment: Mental Health 3
SWK 4320 Families and Co-Occuring Disorders 3
SWK 4371 Addiction & Recovery Practicum V 3
SWK 4391 Addiction & Recovery Seminar V 1
COM 1110 Interpersonal Communication I Tech elective  
or COM 1120 Public Speaking I Tech elective 3
SWK 4335 Special Populations II: Disabilities & Geriatrics 3
SWK 4372 Addiction & Recovery Practicum VI 3
SWK 4392 Addiction & Recovery Seminar VI 1
SWK 4350 Capstone 3
  Total credit hours 122
* Any 3-credit hour course with ART, ASL, ENG, FRN, HST, HUM, MUS, PHL, SPN, THE prefix,

Academic Requirements

Academic Requirements

Persons seeking a career in social services should recognize that to be successful, they must be emotionally stable, creative, and flexible. A social services professional must be able to work effectively with diverse groups of people and individuals with a wide variety of ages, racial and cultural backgrounds, and life situations. ENG 1111 must be completed with a grade of C or better before enrolling in additional courses. Students will be expected to meet minimum behavioral expectancies in order to continue in the Social Services program.

Math Requirements
Students should speak with their faculty advisor regarding whether MTH 1070 Quantitative Reasoning or STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I, should be taken in order to meet the program's math requirement. If they are considering transferring to a university setting to complete their master's degree, the STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I course may be preferable.

Graduation Requirements
In order to graduate, students must obtain a C or better in all SWK courses and demonstrate professional ethical behavior, effective oral and written communication, professional documentation skills, basic listening skills, and an awareness of personal biases as they affect clients.

Transfer Information

Transfer Information

Students completing the Bachelor of Applied Science in Addiction and Integrated Treatment Studies may wish to earn a master’s degree. This program is transferable to various master’s programs.

See your academic advisor for more information.

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