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The Behavioral Health Paraprofessional Diploma has a strong focus on community mental health and substance abuse issues. The students in the diploma program will engage with community providers, organizations and institutions to provide support and resources to individuals dealing with the above listed issues/concerns. The credits taken in this diploma program along with the completion of the Associate's degree in Human Services will allow the individual student to apply and sit for the national exam to become a certified alcohol and drug counselor.

Course
Number
Course
Title
Credit
Hours

First Semester
  HSV-101   Human Services Career Orientation3
  HSV-100   Mandatory Reporting Preparation1
  HSV-131   Basic Problem Solving Skills3
  HSV-200   Adaptation Strategies3
  HSV-282   Health and Psychosocial Rehabilitation3

13

Second Semester
  HSV-201   Loss, Trauma and Resilience3
  HSV-287   Counseling Theories and Techniques3
  HSV-292   Substance Abuse and Treatment3
  HSV-813   Alcohol and Drug Counselor Field Experience and Seminar I6

15

Third Semester
  HSV-814   Alcohol and Drug Counselor Field Experience & Seminar II6

6


Total Program Hours     34


For more information, contact:
Jody Weigel, Program Coordinator/Faculty
1020 Cedar Hall
319-398-5899 ext. 5715
jody.weigel@kirkwood.edu

Emily Logan, Faculty
1022 Cedar Hall
319-398-5899 ext. 4191
emily.logan@kirkwood.edu

Angela Gillis, Department Coordinator
1010 Cedar Hall
319-398-1241
agillis@kirkwood.edu