Counseling Practices - Part 1 *Revised

Counseling Practices - Part 1

*Revised Course*

15 Hours

This course serves as Part 1 of a step-by step approach to treat clients with substance use and abuse issues. You will have an enhanced ability to understand, work with, and implement the screening, assessment, and treatment plan process.

While many students want to jump right to the “counseling” stage, several steps must be performed including screening, assessment, and treatment planning before “counseling” can even begin. Each of these areas will be detailed with specific steps, which fall into the total scope of practice for the addiction professional, including an emphasis on proper documentation. 

Topics will include:

  • Clinical Evaluation
  • Screening and Assessment
  • Treatment Planning
  • Documentation

Certification Areas and Continuing Education: 15 hours Counseling
Clinical Evaluation / Treatment Planning / Documentation

Required TextbookRobert R. Perkinson. (2012). Chemical Dependency Counseling A Practical Guide 4th Ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

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*This text book is used for the following courses:  Counseling Practices Part I, Counseling Practices Part II and Counseling Practices: Group.