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.