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PDFWAC 246-811-030

Educational requirements.

(1) Except as provided for in WAC 246-811-077 and 246-811-078, the minimum education requirements for a chemical dependency professional credential are:
(a) An associate's degree in human services or related field from an approved school; or
(b) Successful completion of ninety quarter or sixty semester college credits in courses from an approved school.
(2) At least forty-five quarter or thirty semester credits must be in courses relating to the chemical dependency profession and shall include the following topics specific to alcohol and drug addicted individuals:
(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 American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria;
(e) Cultural diversity including people with disabilities and its implication 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; and
(w) Chemical dependency rules and regulations.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.205.100 and 18.205.060. WSR 16-14-052, § 246-811-030, filed 6/29/16, effective 7/30/16. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.205 RCW. WSR 09-14-111, § 246-811-030, filed 6/30/09, effective 7/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.205.060(1). WSR 99-13-084, § 246-811-030, filed 6/14/99, effective 7/15/99.]
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