Students who complete the program will: Understand the 12 core functions of addiction counselors to be academically prepared to become a certified addiction counselor. Understand and demonstrate the essential practices of addiction treatment including screening, intake, assessment, treatment planning and aftercare. Understand and use basic counseling skills such as effective listening, assessment, crisis intervention, group therapy and working with other professionals. Understand and apply basic counseling professional practices including ethics, working with various client groups, case management and record keeping skills. Understand and apply understanding of other issues related to addiction recovery such a mental illness, family dynamics and sexual and spiritual issues.
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Last Updated: 04/18/2016