ASA 268 Clinical Skills for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors (3 credits)

This course provides instruction and practice in diagnostic criteria, assessment, evaluation, and treatment planning. Various assessment instruments and diagnostic tools for alcoholism and substance abuse treatment will be reviewed with an emphasis on Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) approved screening and assessment instruments. Knowledge regarding the cooperative process of treatment planning, components of a treatment plan, documentation, essential elements of client records and new technologies for producing client records will be covered. Prerequisite: HUM 150 and ASA 159, or Permission of Instructor.