Designed to provide a working knowledge of the helping process as it applies to drug and alcohol counseling. Students completing this course will develop assessment and diagnostic skills, formulate appropriate goals and treatment plans. Students will improve interviewing and intervention skills with drug/alcohol clients, and be able to discuss and compare individual, group, and family treatment approaches. Students will describe the levels of service available to drug/alcohol clients and their families and use AA, AL ANON and other support groups as treatment allies. Students will appreciate the impact of gender, age, ethnicity, race and religion on the treatment process. Students will use the American Psychiatric Association?s (DSM-IVR) guidelines in the assessment of substance use disorders, anti-social personalities and depression.
Last Updated: 10/21/2013