ASA 269 Individual Counseling Skills for Chemical Dependency Counselors (3 credits)

This course is designed to provide entry level chemical dependency counselors the basic concepts of substance abuse and addictions counseling, including: terms, models, and ethical issues; substance classifications, effects and associated dangers; assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning; theoretical approaches, including: motivational interviewing; cognitive behavioral therapy; relapse prevention; and family systems theory. Counseling individuals about the use of addiction medications and vocational related issues will also be explored. Prerequisites: HUM 150 and ASA 159, or permission of instructor.