ADCL230C: The Four Domains of the Certified Recovery Support Worker

Addiction Counseling
Credits 3 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 0 Lecture Hours 3
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This eight-week online course includes detailed and comprehensive information on the educational components required by the N.H. Licensing Board for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professional as well as education in the Four Domains of the CRSW credential. This course meets the educational requirements for the CRSW. To receive the CRSW certification, students must contact the Licensing Board and meet additional requirements, which include 500 hours of paid or volunteer work, completion of the ICandRC exam, and any other conditions as required by the board. This credential is ideal for anyone seeking a career in the substance use disorder profession, specifically pertaining to the recovery of individuals suffering from the disease of addiction.

  • Demonstrate the provisional skill of basic screening of persons with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.
  • Differentiate between when referrals are necessary and how to make appropriate referrals.
  • Learn the basic recognition of signs and symptoms of addiction, intoxication, and withdrawal.
  • Implementation skills of structured interventions to ensure the immediate safety of clients.
  • Comprehend the provision of recovery services including practical support, mentoring, and education about addiction, community peer support, role of medication, and co-occurring disorders in addiction.
  • Understand ethical standards and practice for certified recovery support workers.
  • Examine ways to establish appropriate boundaries and to develop a framework for evaluating and managing multi-ple relationships.
  • Facilitate awareness of current professional issues.
  • Understand professional identity and its associated responsibilities.
  • Articulate the concept and meaning of cultural competence and acquire skills for practicing ethically with diverse populations.