Addiction Studies - Degree Guidelines for the Bachelor of Science for students matriculated on or after Sept. 1, 2021

Addiction Studies - Degree Guidelines for the Bachelor of Science for students matriculated on or after Sept. 1, 2021

Sponsor:

School of Human Services

Contact:

Human Services Department Chair

Category:

Academic

Number:

100.

Effective Date:

09/01/2021

Implementation History:

Keywords:

Addiction

Background Information:

Purpose

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Courses in the Addiction Studies program emphasize five essential foundations. Knowledge of each foundation can be demonstrated through transcript credits, Joint Services Transcript (JST) credits, Empire State College coursework, prior learning evaluation, and/or prior learning assessment. Students will explain how they meet these foundations in their rationale essay.

1. Foundation #1: Knowledge

  • Learning outcome: The student will be able to explain the theories of addiction.
  • Learning outcome: The student will be able to utilize treatment knowledge in the application of practice for professional addiction services.

2. Foundation #2: Skills & Application

  • Learning outcome: The student will be able to describe the continuum of care, including but not limited to mutual aid groups, individual and family counseling, and counseling special populations.
  • Learning outcome: The student will be able to compare and contrast the various helping strategies that can be tailored to the individual.
  • Learning outcome: The student will be able to integrate knowledge, values, and skills related to the proposed field of study.

3. Foundation #3: Assessment & Education

  • Learning outcome: The student will be able to formulate the skills in assessment, proper documentation and education of individuals, families, and/or groups.

4. Foundation #4: Ethics

  • Learning outcome: The student will be able to interpret the code of ethics and/or the professional standards within their field.
  • Learning outcome: The student will be able to apply the code of ethics and/or professional standard to practical situations within their field.
  • Learning outcome: The student will be able to reconcile possible conflicts between their own values and professional expectations.

5. Foundation #5: Diversity

  • Learning outcome: The student will be able to analyze the impact and importance of human diversity on service delivery, which may include, but not be limited to race, ethnicity, gender, class, socioeconomic status, age, culture, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, sexual identity, geographic differences, and/or ability.
  • Learning outcome: The student will be able to examine the impact of power, privilege and oppression on their work with individuals, families, groups and communities.

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