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Introduction To Alcohol & Drug Counseling

A basic framework in which alcohol and drug counseling occurs. This intensive course covers the essential alcohol and drug counseling knowledge building blocks of human behavior, family dynamics, overview of treatment, recovery approaches, program planning, client information, and cultural/lifestyle considerations.

Courses in this certificate are to train students interested in the addictions counseliing field.  General information about the certificate program can be found at:  An application to participate in the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate can be obtained by sending an email to  .

Status Registration Not Available
Course Code DACX800.0181464
Session Spring 2013 
Category Alcohol and Drug Counseling 
Days Tu  
Dates 2/12/13 - 5/21/13  
Times 7:15 PM - 9:45 PM 
# of Classes 15 
# of Weeks 15 
Format Classroom 
Credit(s) Earned 4.5 

Alternate Schedule

Module IHuman Behavior / Instructor: Elizabeth Hall, Ph.D./ Required text is: Psychology, 7th Ed. (2006). Bernstein, Penner, Clark-Stewart & Roy. New York: Houghton Mifflin ISBN: 0618527184. The 8th edition is okay to use but will cost more. Will read Chapter 2, 11, 12, 14, 15.  Chapter 2 will be discussed during first class session. / Module dates: 2/12/12 to 3/5/12

Module IIFamily Dynamics / Instructor:  Paulla Elmore, MA / No required text however poster board is required. / Recommended reading:  Genograms Assessment and Intervention: McGoldrick, Gerson, Petry / Module dates:  3/12/12 to 4/2/12. 
Module IIIOverview of Treatment, Recovery Approaches, Program Planning, Client Information. / Instructor: Dennis Brown, MA / No required text.  However a suggested text for reference is Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy 6th Ed. Corey, Gerald (ISBN: 0-534-34823-8); Student Manual for Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy 6th Ed (ISBN: 0-534-34824-6) / Module dates: 4/9/12 to 4/30/12.
Module IV: Cultural & Lifestyle Consideration / Instructor: Mark Mitchell, MA / No required text. / Module dates: 5/7/12 to 5/21/12/12
NOTE:  On Tuesday, May 14, class will meet in STR 355.

Admission Requirements

Completed application. Attendance at an information meeting is strongly suggested. 
Instructor Hall, Elizabeth 

Instructor Bio

Elizabeth A. Hall, Ph.D. is a researcher in the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs’ Criminal Justice Research Group. During more than a decade of substance abuse research, Dr. Hall has managed multi-site projects investigating drug abuse treatment, including as UCLA Pacific Coast Research Center Project Director for Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies. Dr. Hall is the author of Staying in Touch: A Fieldwork Manual of Tracking Procedures for Locating Substance Abusers in Follow-up Studies, 2nd Edition, and provides training throughout the U.S. on follow-up techniques with substance abusing populations. Dr. Hall’s research interests include improving long-term outcomes for women offenders and their children, improving drug treatment services and effectiveness for criminal justice and child welfare populations, and qualitative and longitudinal study methodology. 
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LMU Campus, St. Robert's Hall, 353 
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles , CA 90045

Prerequisites High School degree or GED. Acceptance of a program application. Attendance at an information meeting is strongly recommended. 


This course is a flat rate fee regardless of the number of registrations purchased.
$ 690 Tuition

$ 690 Total Fees