Course Descriptions

CodeCOUN
Number545
TitleIntroduction to Substance Abuse Counseling
Units3
DescriptionThis course provides an overview of substance abuse counseling.  Topics covered include addiction issues, diagnosis, treatment planning and individual and group counseling strategies with diverse populations. Students develop knowledge and skills in the application of counseling for the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) client. Design and utilization of treatment planning using a treatment team approach will be introduced. Confidentiality and ethical issues will be reviewed and practiced.