Correspondence Learning

Correspondence courses are available in CD and hard-copy. You need to download and print the information on the CD as it is not an interactive CD. Courses can be purchased by mail or you can come to our office and purchase courses. There is an additional $6 per course for shipping and handling for ALL correspondence courses that are mailed.

Correspondence courses can be purchased by sending a check or money order to RADACT at 3901 Old Seward Hwy, Suite 8, Anchorage, AK 99503. Be sure to indicate which course you are purchasing. If ordering a course for an employee, please also remember to give the name of the student who will be completing the course.

Click here to download pdf version of Correspondence Brochure.

Ethics for Beginners

This course will assist students in understanding the ethical obligations of a professional in relation to the NAADAC Code of Ethics. The course is designed for those who have never had an ethics course before.

Hours: 6
Fee: $45 for CD
Fee: $60 for hard copy
Postage/Handling: $6 (if mailed)
Total: $51 for CD
Total: $66 for hard copy

Ethics for Recertification

This course examines various aspects for ethical decision making in sometimes complicated situations. This course isa for students needing a refresher for re-certification.

Hours: 4
Fee: $30 for CD
Fee: $40 for hard copy
Postage/Handling: $6 (if mailed)
Total: $36 for CD
Total: $46 for hard copy

Motivational Interviewing

This course focuses on the Stages of Change model developed by DiClemente and Prochaska, and how this model can be applied in treatment. Required text is included.

Hours: 16
Fee: $120 for CD
Fee: $160 for hard copy
Postage/Handling: $6 (if mailed)
Total: $126 for CD
Total: $166 for hard copy

Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS

This course focuses on hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, TP, HIV, and other infectious diseases that might impact clients receiving services.

Hours: 8
Fee: $60 for CD
Fee: $80 for hard copy
Postage/Handling: $6 (if mailed)
Total: $66 for CD
Total: $86 for hard copy

Confidentiality

This course will provide an overview of the Federal confidentiality regulations (42 CFR Part 2 and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA), 45 CFR Parts 160 and 164, Subparts A and E, and the implications for behavioral health programs.

Hours: 6
Fee: $45 for CD
Fee: $60 for hard copy
Postage/Handling: $6 (if mailed)
Total: $51 for CD
Total: $66 for hard copy

Psycho-Physiology

This course will provide information about the brain-body connection, the nervous system structure, neuroanatomy, neurotransmitter and receptor function. The course will also discuss various drugs and their effects.

Hours: 16
Fee: $120 for CD
Fee: $160 for hard copy
Postage/Handling: $6 (if mailed)
Total: $126 for CD
Total: $166 for hard copy

Alaska History of Chemical Dependency

This course provides an overview of both the history of Alaska and the introduction, use, and control of alcohol and other drugs from the time of first contact by Vitus Bering in 1742 to the present.

Hours: 6
Fee: $45 for CD
Fee: $60 for hard copy
Postage/Handling: $6 (if mailed)
Total: $51 for CD
Total: $66 for hard copy

Introduction to Addictive Behavior

This course provides an overview of the problems and consequences of substance abuse, the importance and effectiveness of assessment procedures, and current treatment modalities, as well as issues related to productive treatment programming.

On January 1, 2011, "Introduction to Addictive Behavior" was revised. After 5/24/2011, we will not longer be accepting the older version CD. When you purchase the new CD (plus shipping charge), you can then pay for the course as it is used by each student without shipping charges, just as RADACT has done in the past.

Hours: 16
Fee: $120 for CD
Fee: $160 for hard copy
Postage/Handling: $6 (if mailed)
Total: $126 for CD
Total: $166 for hard copy

Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with HIV/AIDS

This course provides detailed information on the HIV virus that causes AIDS, how it is spread, prevention, treatment, and counseling people with HIV and Substance Abuse Disorders. Required text is included.

Hours: 10
Fee: $75 for CD
Fee: $100 for hard copy
Postage/Handling: $6 (if mailed)
Total: $81 for CD
Total: $106 for hard copy

Working with Diverse Populations

This course will cover the interactive process between cultural diversity and chemical dependency. The following areas will be discussed: ethnicity, immigrants and refuges, women, disabilities, older adults, sexual orientation, adolescents, homeless populations, and comobility of alcohol and psychiatric problems.

Hours: 16
Fee: $120 for CD
Fee: $160 for hard copy
Postage/Handling: $6 (if mailed)
Total: $126 for CD
Total: $166 for hard copy

Introduction to Group Counseling

This course is to help counselors expand their awareness and comprehension of dynamics that might be going on in their current substance abuse treatment groups. These insights will help counselors become better prepared to manage their groups and their individual members, and improve retention by appropriately acknowledging issues that are outside the scope of the group. The focus of the course is on the following areas:

  • The five group models that are common in substance abuse treatment.
  • The criteria for the placement if clients in groups.
  • The stages of treatment Group leadership, concepts, and techniques.
  • The difference between fixed and revolving types of therapy groups
  • How to prepare clients for group participation

Hours: 8
Fee: $60 for CD
Fee: $80 for hard copy
Postage/Handling: $6 (if mailed)
Total: $66 for CD
Total: $86 for hard copy

Click here to download pdf version of Correspondence Brochure.