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ESAS: Basic Counseling Skills
April 12, 2021

This event took place on April 7th, 2021 with Avis Garcia, PhD, LAT, LPC, NCC, Northern Arapaho.

Objectives of this session:

The objectives of this session are to provide counselors and other helping professionals with basic knowledge of the major theoretical approaches to addiction and general counseling. During this session, the addiction counselor or other helping professional will learn the following information about each theory or technique:

Goals:

1. Counselor Development

2. Micro Counseling Skills

3. Counseling Theory

4. Self-Disclosure and Keeping Clear Boundaries

5. Cultural/Ethnic Issues

6. A general definition that encompasses the main concepts and distinctive qualities of a theory; a brief history of the therapeutic approach.

About our Speaker: Avis Garcia, PhD, NCC, LPC, LAT 

Avis Garcia is an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, and is affiliated with the Eastern Shoshone Tribes of the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. Avis is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Addictions Therapist. Avis holds a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision who specializes in Addictions treatment and work with Native Americans. Avis works with individuals of all ages and does, individual, group, couples and family therapy. She specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders and trauma. Her therapeutic approach is to privilege Indigenous knowledge and draw on the strengths of individuals and families to promoting intergenerational healing, through research and clinical work.