SECTION I : TRANSDISCIPLINARY FOUNDATIONS
1=Understands 2=Developing 3=Competent 4=Skilled 5=Master
TRANSDISCIPLINARY FOUNDATION I
Understand a variety of models and theories of addiction and other problems related to substance use.
Recognize the social, political, economic, and cultural context within which addiction and substance abuse exist, including risk and resilience factors that characterize individuals and groups and their living environments.
Describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive substances on the user and significant others.
Recognize the potential for substance use disorders to mimic a variety of medical and psychological disorders and the potential for medical and psychological disorders to co-exist with addiction and substance abuse.
TRANSDISCIPLINARY FOUNDATION II
Describe the philosophies, practices, policies, and outcomes of the most generally accepted and scientifically supported models of treatment, recovery, relapse prevention, and continuing care for addiction and other substance-related problems.
Recognize the importance of family, social networks, and community systems in the treatment and recovery process.
Understand the importance of research and outcome data and their application in clinical practice.
Understand the value of an interdisciplinary approach to addiction treatment.