15 hrs | $105.00
Certification Areas and Continuing Education: 10 Hours Total
This course serves as Part 1 of a step-by step approach to treat clients with substance use and abuse issues. While many students want to jump right to the “counseling” stage, several steps must be performed including screening, assessment, and treatment planning before “counseling” can even begin. Each of these areas will be detailed with specific steps, which fall into the total scope of practice for the addiction professional, including an emphasis on proper documentation.
Topics will include:
- Clinical Evaluation
- Screening and Assessment
- Treatment Planning
Robert R. Perkinson. (2017). Chemical Dependency Counseling A Practical Guide 5th Ed.
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The student will have an enhanced ability to understand, work with, and implement the screening, assessment, and treatment plan process.
- List and implement various methods of the therapeutic alliance.
- Select and implement various screening and comprehensive assessment instruments that will be sensitive to the client’s needs and best determine client pathology and severity of addictions.
- Summarize findings from the implementations of the screening and assessment instruments into a narrative format.
- Plan and document the proper course of treatment for individual clients.