Available courses

This is a 30 hour, 2 Credit Class specifically designed to satisfy the new Montana State LAC Requirement for LAC Licensing. There are two required APA Style Writing Assignments and a Final Exam.

This course examines the theories and empirical evidence behind the accepted theories of chemical addiction and dependence. The disease model will be studied to identify its strengths and weaknesses. Alternative perspectives will be covered in order to glean their strengths and weaknesses. Students will debate the pros and cons of all perspectives and will summarize their personal positions re: dependence and addiction theories in a major paper. The impact of these causative beliefs in directing diagnosis and treatment will be raised. Forty-five contact hours are devoted to this exploration.
This course provides 60 contact hours in assessment, patient placement, and treatment planning for Chemical Dependency students. Included are examining the laws, principles, and practices of documentation in the CD field. Students will learn the principles of Measurement and Assessment. They will apply some Assessment Instruments in hypothetical simulations, learning how to administer, score, interpret and use the acquired information to make diagnoses, prepare treatment plans, and decide how and where to place clients for their maximum benefit. Students will apply the principles of documentation used in Chemical Dependency Counseling.
Students will examine research theories and issues concerning social, emotional, physical, and cognitive child development stages from conception through the early childhood years.
This course will explore the benefits, barriers, foundations, and techniques for encouraging parent-teacher partnerships. It will examine family structures and dynamics, cultural values, ethnicity, and community resources.
Students will examine research theories and issues concerning social, emotional, physical, and cognitive child development stages from conception through the early childhood years.
This course is designed for students who wish to improve their understanding of “basic” literature. A multi-genre course, the class consists of considerations of short fiction, poetry, and drama by surveying their histories and developments. Students will read appropriate examples of each type. College-level reading and writing skills are required.

This is a 30 hour, 2 Credit Class specifically designed to satisfy the new Montana State LAC Requirement for LAC Licensing. There are two required APA Style Writing Assignments and a Final Exam.