Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Collect necessary information regarding client’s history and present lifestyle to assess their relationship to the addiction/abuse process.
  • Formulate a diagnosis.
  • Initiate treatment.
  • Identify crisis situations and determine appropriate action.
  • Identify various dimensions of human growth and development.
  • Describe various counseling approaches; including their philosophy, methods, objectives, techniques, and applicability to the treatment of the substance abusers.
  • Structure and conduct a therapeutic experience, which facilitates the client’s personal and social growth.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling and client progress.
  • Facilitate the appropriate termination of the client-counselor relationship.
  • Complete record information regarding the client and his/her treatment.
  • Verbally communicate client behavior to inter and intra agency support staff.
  • Discuss the relevance of state and federal regulations, ethical practices, and client rights.
  • Identify, mobilize, and coordinate existing resources to support client.
  • Discuss alcohol and other drugs including their effects on the human body.
  • Identify sociological factors associated with alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Identify physiological/medical factors associated with substance abuse.
  • Identify psychological/psychiatric factors associated with substance abuse.
  • Identify treatment issues and processed associated with alcoholism and drug addiction.