Skills in Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Students learn basic communications, interview and assessment skills as used in substance use disorder settings. Development of beginning-level counseling skills and awareness of unique qualities each brings n to the helping profession. This course will review the major therapeutic approaches including client-centered therapy, Cognitive behavorial,and motivational interviewing. Includes some demonstration of techniques associated with the therapies. 4 lecture hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.
- Introduce students to the logical progression of the counseling process from the initial interview through termination as it applies specifically to counseling clients with alcohol or other drug dependence.
- Increase the students' abilities to effectively communicate and interact therapeutically with clients who are experiencing alcohol or other drug dependence.
- Increase the students' abilities to gather, utilize, and evaluate information obtained in counseling sessions with alcohol or other drug abusing or dependent clients.