Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) at College of San Mateo
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Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Certificate of Specialization: Co-Occurring Disorders

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
  1. Understand Addiction: a variety of models and theories of addiction; the social political, economic, and cultural context; risk and resiliency factors; the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive substances.
  2. Describe the philosophies, practices, policies, and scientifically supported models of treatment, recovery, relapse prevention, and continuing care for addiction and the interdisciplinary approach to addiction treatment.
  3. Understand how to apply the education and training to practice by understanding the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders and describe treatment modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care and apply treatment services appropriate to the personal and cultural identity and language of the client.
  4. Assess the professional readiness of the counselor as to apply their understanding of diverse cultures into clinical practice, the importance of self-awareness in one?s own personal, professional, and cultural life, adherence to addiction professional?s ethical and behavioral standards of conduct, importance of ongoing supervision and understand procedures for handling crisis or dangerous situations.