Montana State University

LAC
Licensed Addiction Counseling


LAC 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
				
LAC 501 CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELING

LAC 502 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY 

LAC 503 ASSESSMENT, TREATMENT, PLANNING AND ETHICS OF ADDICTION COUNSELING

LAC 504 ALCOHOL AND DRUG STUDIES

LAC 506 GROUP COUNSELING IN ADDICTION SETTINGS I 

LAC 507 GROUP COUNSELING IN ADDICTION SETTINGS II

LAC 508 COUNSELING THEORIES IN ADDICTION SETTINGS    

LAC 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

LAC 501 CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELING
Su 3 cr. LEC 3 (OFFERED ONLINE).
-- This course will provide an introduction to the assessment and treatment of alcoholism and other chemical dependencies, with emphasis on the application of specific clinical strategies to this specialized problem area. Since substance abuse may underlie or coexist with a variety of other problems, including family violence, mental illness, health issues, etc., the mental health professional trained in the assessment and treatment of chemical dependency will be better able to assess and intervene appropriately.

LAC 502 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
Su 3 cr. LEC 3 (OFFERED ONLINE).
-- Examination of medications that are commonly prescribed for psychiatric disabilities; descriptions of medication effects, interaction, and side effects

LAC 503 ASSESSMENT, TREATMENT, PLANNING AND ETHICS OF ADDICTION COUNSELING
F 3 cr. LEC 3 (OFFERED ONLINE).
PREREQUISITE: Admittance to program.
-- This course covers chemical dependency assessment and patient placement, including American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria. Treatment planning and documentation, as well as ethics and ethical practice specific to the addiction field will be covered.

LAC 504 ALCOHOL AND DRUG STUDIES
F 3 cr. LEC 3 (OFFERED ONLINE).
PREREQUISITE: Admittance to program.
-- This course is designed to offer in-depth exploration of alcohol and drug studies. Students will integrate overview information with cutting edge research within the field of addictions as it pertains to a particular population or topic specific to addiction counseling.

LAC 506 GROUP COUNSELING IN ADDICTION SETTINGS I
F 3 cr. LEC 3 (OFFERED ONLINE).
-- This course is designed for students who have already obtained an undergraduate degree in psychology or sociology and wish to obtain additional certification in the addiction counseling field.

LAC 507 GROUP COUNSELING IN ADDICTION SETTINGS II
S 3 cr. LEC 3 (OFFERED ONLINE).
PREREQUISITE: LAC 506.
-- This course will build upon material presented in LAC 506 with greater emphasis on group work in an addictions setting. Topics will include motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral techniques in group work.

LAC 508 COUNSELING THEORIES IN ADDICTION SETTINGS
F 3 cr. LEC 3 (OFFERED ONLINE).
PREREQUISITE: Acceptance in the LAC certificate program through Extended University.
-- This course is offered as a survey course which examines multiple counseling theories and their application in the addictions setting. Development across the lifespan and theoretical approaches specific to addiction will also be examined.

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