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Cityteam Institute

Our Learning and Career Centers offer training for continuing education, certifications and enrichment for Cityteam clients in recovery programs.  Drug and Alcohol Counseling Courses are open to the public.

Drug and Alcohol Counseling Courses

Approved with the California Foundation for Advancement of Addiction Professionals, Cityteam Institute offers drug and alcohol counseling courses that lead to certification through CAADAC.  The CAADAC courses qualify students to take the examination to become a certified drug and alcohol counselor. Cityteam Institute uses professional, Christian trainers with direct experience in their area of expertise. One course is offered per month plus a lab, and it is recommended that the courses are taken in order. The classes are held Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $300 per course.  More Information

Drug and Alcohol Counseling Courses are also offered completely online with a text book for each course.

Course Format:  

·    Quiz: quizzes based on the readings.

·    Practical assignments: perform at least two assignments, such as visiting a recovery program, and write a reflection paper on experience using concepts from the readings.

CAS 001 Overview of Addiction

Examines the history of alcohol and other mood-changing drugs in the United States; the myths and stereotypes of drug and alcohol use; the socio-cultural factors that contribute to the use of drugs; and the patterns and progressions of addictions. (4.5-quarter units)

CAS 002 Physiology and Pharmacology

Provides students with a working knowledge of all addictive drugs, their classification, mechanisms of action and pharmacology.  It focuses on enabling the students to understand and clearly present and discuss the disease concept of dependency. (4.5-quarter units)

CAS 003 Law and Ethics

Familiarizes students with, rules, regulations, laws and ethics related to the professional practice of drug and alcohol counseling. (4.5-quarter units)

CAS 004 Case Management

Helps students understand the core function of case management. (4.5-quarter units)

CAS 005 Individual, Family & Group Counseling

Helps students focus on the objectives of counseling theories, processes, and dynamics. (4.5-quarter units)

CAS 006 Personal & Professional Growth

Highlights the professional growth of a counselor, certification requirements, and other topics of interest for the aspiring counselor. (4.5-quarter units)

CAS 007 Supervised Practicum

Supervised Practicum  is a course in which students complete a 255 hour internship at an approved agency setting where a qualified staff person provides direct supervision.  The instructor shall be available for consultation with the student should a problem arise at the agency.  The instructor is also an intermediary among the agency, the student and the educational institution.  The practicum shall begin during the course and completed within one year of the practicum class. (4.5-quarter units)

Learning and Career Centers

San Jose Learning and Career Center
San Jose Learning and Career Center