Aug 08, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Addiction Counseling and Prevention Department


Frank Zavadil, Department Chair
Julian Hall 304
(605) 658-5950
acap@usd.edu

www.usd.edu/acp

FACULTY

 Assistant Professors:

Melissa Dittberner, Ph.D., Certified Prevention Specialist
John Korkow, Ph.D., Licensed Addiction Counselor, Substance Abuse Professional
Diane Sevening, Ed.D., Master Addiction Counselor, Licensed Addiction Counselor
Mary Merrigan, Ed.D., Master Addiction Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Addiction Counselor

Instructor:

Amy Orr, MA, NCC, Licensed Addiction Counselor
Frank Zavadil, MA Licensed Addiction Counselor

MAJOR:

Addiction Counseling and Prevention, B.S.

Learning Outcomes:

Critical and Creative Thinking - Students will comprehensively explore addiction issues,  before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and individualization in working with the addictive population. 

Information Literacy - Students will recognize when there is a need for specific addiction information and identify, locate, evaluate and responsibly use this information to address the need or problem at hand with individuals or groups. 

Ethical Reasoning – Students will be able to assess their own ethical values and the social context of problems as they relate to addiction issues and recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings, think about how different ethical perspectives might be applied to ethical dilemmas in addiction and consider the ramifications of alternative actions. 

Diversity, Inclusion and Equity – Students will become aware of the diversity among the addicted population in ways that increase self awareness, knowledge, and empathic understanding in delivering effective counseling strategies in both individual and group settings. 

SPECIALIZATIONS:

Treatment
Prevention

MINOR:

Addiction Counseling and Prevention

SCHOLARSHIPS

Please contact the department for additional information about available scholarships and awards. Also see School of Health Sciences  for school level scholarships.

  • Faithe Family Scholarship - AD Studies
  • John R. Williams Memorial Scholarship
  • Lulu B. Wheeler ADAS Scholarship
  • Stacey Myers Memorial Scholarship

Student Learning Outcomes for Addiction Counseling and Prevention (B.S.)

  1. Students will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, artifacts and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking. 
  2. Students taking the 422L/522L ACP Treatment Continuum course will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking.  
  3. Students will recognize when there is a need for information and identify, locate, evaluate and effectively and responsibly use and convey that information to address the need or problem at hand. 
  4. Students will recognize when there is a need for information and identify, locate, evaluate and effectively and responsibly use and convey that information to address the need or problem at hand. The students taking ACP 426/526 will identify a community need and formulate a grant and service-learning project to address this need. Various aspects of information literacy will be utilized in researching, evaluating and conveying the information.  
  5. Students will be able to assess their own ethical values and the social context of problems, recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings, think about how different ethical perspectives might be applied to ethical dilemmas and consider the ramifications of alternative actions. 
  6. Students taking the ACP 315 Legal and Ethical Issues in Substance Abuse will be able to assess their own ethical values and the social context of problems, recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings, think about how different ethical perspectives might be applied to ethical dilemmas and consider the ramifications of alternative actions. 
  7. Students will intentionally engage with diversity in ways that increase awareness, content knowledge, cognitive sophistication, and empathic understanding of the complex ways individuals interact within systems and institutions leading to opportunities for equal access to participation in educational and community programs for all members of society. 
  8. All students taking the ACP 412/512 Diverse Population course will intentionally engage with diversity in ways that increase awareness, content knowledge, cognitive sophistication, and empathic understanding of the complex ways individuals interact within systems and institutions leading to opportunities for equal access to participation in community programs for all members of society.  
  9. Students will connect ideas and experiences in order to synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within and beyond the campus. 
  10. Students will connect ideas and experiences in order to synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within and beyond the campus. All senior ACP majors are required to complete 3 credit hours of Individual Addiction Counseling Laboratory taught by ACP Faculty.

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