DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNSELOR TRAINING COURSES (DACT)

DACT 105 - INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND RECOVERY

Prerequisite: Department approval. In this course students will be introduced to basic concepts and issues in substance abuse/dependence, treatment, and recovery. The student will also learn about assessment regarding substance use disorders and gain information related to both professional and nonprofessional (eg; AA, NA) options and methods for recovery from substance use disorders.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

DACT 110 - FOUNDATIONS I

Prerequisite: Department approval. This course introduces the student to the history, modes, rules and regulations of alcohol and drug treatment. Specific topics of discussion will include evolution of response systems for treatment, delivery systems such as out-patient and residential treatment and accepted procedures for intake, discharge, confidentiality and client rights.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

DACT 111 - ADDICTION COUNSELING I

Prerequisite: Department approval. This course introduces the student to the clinical issues and strategies related to initial contacts with a client, preparation of the client for a successful treatment experience and the issues and concerns of the first phase of drug and alcohol treatment. Specific topics considered in this course include client screening, intake procedures, orientation procedures, assessment, treatment planning and modes of treatment.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

DACT 112 - FOUNDATIONS II

Prerequisite: DACT 110 with a grade of "C" or better and department approval. This course teaches students about psychoactive pharmacology, the signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol addiction and the major theoretical systems for understanding the effects of drugs on human behavior.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

DACT 113 - ADDICTION COUNSELING II

Prerequisite: DACT 111 with a grade of "C" or better and department approval. This course teaches the student about the core area skills of drug and alcohol counselor training. Those skills include case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, recordkeeping, and consultation and professional networking.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

DACT 141 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ADDICTIONS STUDIES

Prerequisite: Department approval. This course explores major issues facing correctional employees in the realm of addictionology. Repeatable up to three times for credit if the topic is different.

1 Credit Hour (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 0

DACT 142 - CONTEMPORARY ISSUES: DRUGS & ALCOHOL

Prerequisite: Department Approval. This course will examine basic policy problems related to alcohol and drugs, including legislation, professionalism, education, training, literature and research, procedures, administration, and social problems.

2 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 0

DACT 210 - ADDICTION COUNSELING III

Prerequisite: DACT 113 with a grade of "C" or better and department approval. This course focuses on professional ethics, special populations, and clinical supervision in drug and alcohol treatment.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

DACT 211 - COUNSELING AND HUMAN CHANGE

Prerequisite: DACT 113 with a grade of "C" or better and department approval. This course introduces the student to basic models of counseling in drug and alcohol treatment. Topics of discussion will include the disease model of addiction, the acquired hedonic cost habituation syndrome model, behavioral approaches, cognitive approaches and eclectic combinations based on client need.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

DACT 212 - INTERNSHIP SEMINAR

Prerequisite: Department approval. This course demonstrates the ability to use the theories and skills acquired in the Drug and Alcohol Counselor Training (DACT) program in an agency setting and the preparation necessary to successfully complete the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA) certification exam.

9 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 25