ALDAC 160 Chem Dependency Culturally Competent Counseling • 2 Cr.


Introduces the multicultural counseling competencies needed to meet the diverse needs of alcoholic and drug addicted individuals. Includes exercises in self-awareness about diverse communities and barriers to effective addiction treatment.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to share culturally relevant formal and informal education regarding substance abuse treatment an prevention programs
  • Describe culturally relevant methods for measuring treatment outcomes and describing client progress
  • Demonstrate how to incorporate the needs of culturally diverse groups of people including those with disabilities into clinical practice
  • Demonstrate understanding of culturally relevant signifiers and need for nondiscrimination in the clinical setting.