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Latino Addiction Counselor Education (LACE) Program

ADCARE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE, Inc., 5 Northampton Street, Worcester, MA 01605

TRAINING TOPICS: 300 TOTAL HOURS

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120 Hours in Drug and Alcohol Specific Studies:

  1. Historical Perspective and Attitudes about Addiction – 8
  2. Introduction to Substance Use Disorders (SUD’s): Disease Model and Holistic Approach – 4
  3. Understanding Recovery – 8
  4. Recovery Capital and Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC’s) – 8
  5. Strength-Based Approaches to Recovery – 4
  6. Multiple Pathways of Recovery – 8
  7. Treatment Modalities – 8
  8. Pharmacology of Drugs, Including Alcohol – 8
  9. Neurobiology and SUD’s – 8
  10. Re-Occurrence and Recovery – 8
  11. Counselor Wellness and Burn Out Prevention – 4
  12. Latina Women, SUD’s and Recovery – 8
  13. Latino Men, SUD’s and Recovery – 8
  14. Latino Young People, SUD’s and Recovery – 8
  15. LGBTQ Latinos, SUD’s and Recovery – 8
  16. Non-Latino Populations, SUD’s and Recovery – 8
  17. Mutual Help Models: 12 Step Fellowships (AA, NA, GA, CA, etc.), Rational Recovery, Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS), Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART). – 4

120 Hours in Counseling Techniques:

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  1. 12 Core Functions of a Counselor – 8
  2. Basic Counseling Skills – 8
  3. Advance Clinical Methods in Counseling – 8
  4. Theories of Counseling: Psychoanalytic, Humanistic, Behavioral, Rational Emotive, Client Centered, Gestalt, Existential, Transactional, Reality, Adlerian, Cognitive Behavioral) – 20
  5. Trauma Informed Care – 8
  6. Co-Occurring Disorders (SUD’s, Mental Health, and Physical Health) – 8
  7. Assessment and Treatment Planning – 8
  8. Utilizing the DSM-V-TR – 4
  9. Utilizing the ASAM Criteria (American Society of Addiction Medicine) – 4
  10. Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) – 4
  11. Transference and Counter Transference – 4
  12. Motivational Interviewing (MI) – 4
  13. Stages of Change (Trans-Theoretical Model) – 8
  14. Family Systems Theory – 4
  15. Group Treatment: Techniques and Facilitation – 8
  16. Crisis Intervention – 4
  17. Consultation and Clinical Supervision – 4
  18. Termination of Counseling – 4

50 Hours in Behavioral Sciences:

  1. Drugs: Alcohol, Depressants, and Stimulants – 8
  2. HIV/AIDS – 4
  3. Viral Hepatitis A, B and C – 4
  4. Gambling – 4
  5. Tobacco – 4
  6. Harm Reduction and Opioid Overdose Prevention and Intervention – 8
  7. Wellness and Recovery – 4
  8. Legal Issues: Criminal Offender Records (CORI) – 4
  9. Professional Development for Counselors – 10

10 Hours in Ethics and Boundaries:

  1. Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries – 3
  2. Confidentiality (42CFR) and Duty To Warn (Mandated Reporters) – 3
  3. Clinical Scenarios (Ethical Decision Making) – 4

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