Counseling 601: Introduction to Chemical Dependency

On Site Instructor & Contact Information:



PHONE NUMBER: 614-327-8289


Course Prerequisites: Students who wish to join this course can only be qualified after successful completion of all basic courses of the Family Ministry Program.

Course Objectives: Counseling 601 should introduce Students to understand the basic Epidemiological, Pharmacological and Psychopathological aspects of various Mood Altering Substances along with the most updated information on their addictive patterns and impact on behaviors of individuals and families and the community.

Course Description:

The Course provides actual onsite didactic function in terms of education through Six Introductory Clock Hours of face to face, on-site teaching by the Instructor and/or his associate. Thereafter, teaching has to be completed electronically and/or telephonically as Students begin studying an Assigned Book and/or Reading Articles provided by the Instructor. Passing the course requires a grade of at least 60 out of 100% according to what is detailed below.

A list of other Recommended Books and A/V Material shall be available to Students to help them deepen their knowledge about substance abuse and chemical dependency.

Course Requirements and Grading:

  1. During the must-attend face to face 6 clock hours’ class in the beginning of the course, Students shall be prepared to learn the Basics of Chemical Addiction as well as the Stages of Addiction and Dependency. Helpful tools, like movies and PowerPoint presentations, will be used during the class.
  2. Students shall meet their biweekly reading assignments through the entire Course by studying the assigned chapters or articles while preparing their list of questions. Questions shall be discussed and answered during the biweekly teleconference with the Instructor or his associate.
  3. Regular attendance of these scheduled teleconferences contributes to 50 out of 100% of the final grade. The Course should have 5 biweekly teleconferences.
  4. A Final Test counts for the other 50% of the final grade.

The multiple-choice-questions (MCQ) Final Test shall immediately follow the last teleconference. All Students should be available to take the Final Test at the same time to insure fairness and confidentiality.

Assigned Book:

Drugs in Perspective (Edition 7) By: Richard Fields, Ph.D. (ISBN 978-0073380759)

Recommended Reference Book:

Double Duty: Help for the Adult Child By: Claudia Black, Ph.D., M.S.W. (ISBN 978-0345361523)