Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Addictions Counseling

Associate in Science

This degree provides students with a foundation in general education and provides a concentration of course work focused on the knowledge and practical skills needed to support the recovery of persons with psychosocial disabilities, particularly addictive disorders.  Beginning skills are taught in some courses. Psychosocial rehabilitation and addictions counseling can begin at the Associate in Science level and may advance through a baccalaureate program, a master’s degree and a doctorate in related fields. Rewarding career possibilities exist at all levels. Jobs are available in psychiatric rehabilitation, community mental health settings, addiction treatment facilities and numerous other areas. This degree may be earned part-time.

For information, contact faculty advisor, Donna Marie McElroy, at (609) 343-5677 or dmcelroy@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of psychosocial and addictions rehabilitation principles, models and evidence-based intervention strategies, as well as an understanding of the symptoms, and functional deficits associated with psychiatric disabilities;
  • Employ individual and group counseling techniques needed to develop partnerships with service users and assist them in identifying and achieving their recovery goals;
  • Identify community resources that promote wellness and recovery;
  • Demonstrate the ability to document progress towards recovery goals;
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior and attitudes in the classroom and the clinical fieldwork site.

 

Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 33 credits
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (6 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (12 credits)  
    BIOL118-The Human Body
4
    MATH220-Statistical Methods
4
    Choose BIOL103, BIOL109, CHEM110, ESCI100, PHYS100, or PHYS102
4
Social Science (9 credits)  
    PSYC101-General Psychology
3
    SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
    SOCL102-Contemporary Social Problems
3
Humanities (6 credits)  
    Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213, ENGL214, PHIL110, MUSC100, or THEA110
3
    Choose HIST101, HIST102, HIST103, or HIST104
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
33
PROGRAM COURSES - 31 credits  
    HSRV116-Social Agency Skills and Processes
3
    HSRV141-Assessment Skills in Addiction Counseling
3
    HSRV142-Counseling Skills in Addiction Counseling
3
    HSRV143-Case Management with Addicted Populations
3
    HSRV144-Client Education with Addicted Populations
3
    HSRV145-Professional Issues in Addiction Counseling
3
    HSRV215-Field Work in Human Services
4
    SOCL110-Minority Groups and Intergroup Relations
3
    PSYC214-Abnormal Psychology
3
    Choose HSRV115, PSYC135,  PSYC204,  PSYC226, or PSYC230
3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
31

Computer Literacy: 0-3 Credits

Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing or reviewed departmental portfolio.

 
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
64
(PRAC) EFFECTIVE FALL 2018  
RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES
First Semester (16 credits)
HSRV116 Social Agency Skills & Processes 3
ENGL101 Composition I 3
MATH220 Statistical Methods 4
Choose HIST101, HIST102, HIST103, or HIST104 3
SOCL101 Principles of Sociology 3
Second Semester (19 credits)
HSRV141 Assessment Skills in Addiction Counseling 3
Choose one ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213, ENGL214, PHIL110, MUSC100, or THEA110 3
ENGL102 Composition II 3
PSYC101 General Psychology 3
SOCL110 Minority Groups and Intergroup Relations 3
Choose BIOL103,  BIOL109, CHEM110, ESCI100, PHYS100, or PHYS102 4
Third Semester (16 credits)
SOCL102 Contemporary Social Problems 3
BIOL118 The Human Body 4
PSYC214 Abnormal Psychology 3
HSRV142 Counseling Skills in Addiction Counseling 3
HSRV144 Client Education with Addicted Populations
Fourth Semester (13 credits)
HSRV143 Case Management with Addicted Populations 3
HSRV145 Professional Issues in Addiction Counseling 3
HSRV215 Field Work in Human Services 4
Choose HSRV115, PSYC135,  PSYC204,  PSYC226, or PSYC230 3