Summer Term 2024 Adjunct Faculty COUN 761 01: Addictions, Dual Diagnoses, and Recovery-Oriented Treatment

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7236689 (Ref.No. 5182522)
Posted: April 16, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Apr 15, 2024

Description:Per course adjunct faculty for the Counseling program's course, COUN 761-01

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

COUN 761 – Addictions, Dual Diagnoses, and Recovery-Oriented Treatment

(1 Unit ) Saturdays 9:00 AM - 1:15 PM (5/28/24-7/05/2024)

This one-unit advanced course expands on the basic principles of substance abuse theory, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment introduced in COUN 761. The course addresses addiction issues from prevention to treatment and long-term care, with a special focus on the effects of substance use and abuse on populations at risk for addiction. Addictions such as eating disorders, compulsive overeating, gambling, online gaming, sexual addictions, and so on, are also discussed throughout the course. Key topics include assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of substance abuse disorders and addictions, as well as co-occurring disorders. Medical, legal, social, political, and racial aspects of substance use issues are covered through readings and discussions, as well as course assignments. Current best practices, including the recovery-oriented systems of care (ROSC) approach to treatment, are presented; the importance of community resources, support systems/individuals, client advocacy, and multicultural competence are stressed.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have an M.S., M.A. or Ph.D. in the relevant area of Counseling or Psychology. Experience teaching at the graduate level or at least 3 years of experience as a practicing clinician (i.e., MFT, PCC, MSW, Clinical or Counseling Psychologist).

Preferred Qualifications:

A Ph.d in Counseling or Psychology is highly desirable. A successful record of teaching experience at the graduate level. Current license in Marriage and Family Therapy or Clinical Counseling or Psychology. A demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, multicultural/international competence, social justice, clinical expertise, and familiarity with counseling & psychological theory and practice.

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