CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY & COUNSELING I:INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS
Focuses on learning a collaborative process that facilitates the client's progress toward mutually determined treatment goals and objectives. Students will learn counseling competencies that include: sensitivity to the client's individual characteristics and culture, the role of the counselor, approaches to counseling & addiction disorders, use of warmth, respect, genuineness, concreteness, empathy, and the therapeutic use of power and authority. Group dynamics and strategies will also be covered.
- Demonstrate Knowledge of theories, research, best practice literature & effective approaches with substance use disorders.
- Demonstrate Knowledge of the role of the counselor & therapeutic uses of power & authority.
- Provide definitions of warmth, respect, genuineness, concreteness & empathy.
- Demonstrate techniques for dealing with transference, counter-transference & projective identification.