Substance Abuse Counseling ASAC 1010

3 Credits

This course explores counseling as it relates to working with clients with substance abuse disorders. Ethical and legal issues, theoretical models, assessment and diagnosis, treatment planning, techniques and individual/family/group interventions with diverse populations will be discussed throughout class sessions. This course is distinctively geared towards students who are training to be counselors. Substance abuse issues that clients might present within counseling are addressed by way of assigned readings, class discussions, video segments, case studies, internet resources and assignments. Goals are to focus on enforcing knowledge of substance abuse counseling theories and techniques, understanding assessment in individual and group sessions, learning how to apply theory to practice, and gaining competence with serving clients with substance abuse addictions in a therapeutic capacity.

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