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1 Assessment Framed as Student Success
Grace Creasman, M.Ed., MSW Addiction Studies Approved NAADAC Education Provider

2 Assessment Framed as Student Success
Well-designed assessment plans provide students with a Meta view (overview) of the ADST program. This view can move students towards intentional learning as they understand connections between competencies, courses, assessments, and post-graduation certification and on to employment.

3 Where do the ADST Competencies come from?
Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) 21 Addiction Counselor Competencies The Knowledge Skills & Attitudes of Professional Practice NAADAC Basics of Addiction Counseling: Desk Reference & Study Guide

4 State & NAADAC Align STATE
Competencies based on Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) 21 Addiction Counseling Competencies. NAADAC Basics of Addiction Counseling based off of TAP 21

5 Understand the characteristics & Dynamics of families, couples & Significant others affected by substance use. Is familiar with interaction patterns among substance users and their significant others for key cultural groups. Observes and identifies the basic interactive characteristics of the client’s social system. Readily identifies non productive systemic interactions and how they are likely to affect recovery within families, couples & significant others for a variety of diverse cultural groups.

6 Matching Competencies with course Objectives
Competency/Objective Understand the characteristics & Dynamics of families, couples, & significant others affected by addiction. Reading/Assignment Chapter 2: Impact of Substance Abuse on Families. Assignment: My Family Discussion Board: How Porn Addiction Affects the Family

7 Facilitate the engagement of selected members of the family or significant others in the treatment & recovery process Understands processes for engaging the client’s social network in treatment activities Secures participation in appropriate treatment activities for family members and/or significant others Successfully engages members of the client’s social network in counseling and other interventions designed to meet treatment goals.

8 Matching competencies with course Objectives
Competency/Objective Facilitate the engagement of selected members of the family, couple or significant others in the Treatment & Recovery process. Reading/Assignment Chapter 1: What is Family? Assignment: Discussion Board – What constitutes a family & how would you help facilitate the engagement of selected family members for involvement in the treatment & recovery process?

9 What does WA state Require?
Minimum Requirements: WAC , an associates degree in human services or related field from an approved school, or successful completion of 90 quarter or 60 semester college credits in courses from an approved school. At least 45 quarter or 30 semester credits must be in courses specific to alcohol and drug addicted individuals and must include the topics listed below (a – w)

10 Topic Area – 45 Credits a) Understanding addiction
b) Pharmacological actions of alcohol and other drugs c) Substance abuse and addiction treatment methods d) Understanding addiction placement, continuing care, and discharge criteria, including ASAM e) Cultural diversity including people with disabilities and its implications for treatment f) Chemical dependency clinical evaluation (screening and referral to include comorbidity) g) HIV/AIDS brief risk intervention for the chemically dependent h) Chemical dependency treatment planning i) Referral and use of community resources j) Service coordination (implementing the treatment plan, consulting, continuing assessment and treatment planning) k) Individual counseling l) Group counseling m) Chemical dependency counseling for families, couples and significant others n) Client, family and community education o) Developmental psychology p) Psychopathology/abnormal psychology q) Documentation, to include, screening, intake, assessment, treatment plan, clinical reports, clinical progress notes, discharge summaries, and other client related data r) Chemical dependency confidentiality s) Professional and ethical responsibilities t) Relapse prevention u) Adolescent chemical dependency assessment and treatment v) Chemical dependency case management w) Chemical dependency rules and regulations

11 How’s That working for you?
How do we know that what we are teaching students is what they need to succeed?

12 The NAADAC exam Matching Courses to Competencies
Level I Exam Includes: Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substances 30% ADST 300, 412, 464, 442, 444 – 512, 501, 542, 544 Counseling Practice 40% ADST 302, 303, 308, 410, 420, 430, 440, 446, 464 – 501, 502, 520, 546 Theoretical Base of Counseling 15% ADST 300, 302, 308, 420, 442, 444, 446, 462, 464 – 520, 542, 544, 546 Professional Issues 15% ADST 300, 420, 430, 462, 460 – 504, 520, 530, 535

13 Pharmacology of Substances 75/51 Counseling Practice 100/68
Raw Score 250/170 Percentile Pharmacology of Substances 75/51 Counseling Practice 100/68 Theories of Counseling 38/26 Professional Issues 37/25 196 67 57 79 28 32 180 34 44 78 26 41 51 80 21 222 97 71 88 35 191 40 52 31 29 188 55 24 188 (SFCC) 62 74 25 27 202 73 60 84 30 198 68 65 22 190 47 81 201 61 82 63 193 49 87 218 95 92 33 37 56 209 85 66 199 69 175 * Repeat 70 23 204 58

14 What happens Now? By the time our students graduate they will have completed or have the option to complete: Required addiction related coursework for the state of WA The NAADAC Level I examination 400 Hours of practicum in a state agency to count toward the 2000 state required hours of experience.

15 NAADAC Education Provider Requirements
WA State DOH Requirements ADST Program Student Learning Objectives University Requirements NAADAC Exam

16 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Employment of substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors is expected to grow by 27 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is expected as more people seek treatment for their addictions or other behaviors and drug offenders are increasingly sentenced to treatment rather than jail time.

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