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Course 415 - Professional Practices

$700.00
SKU: CVC 415

Course 415 - Professional Practices (3 credits)

An overview of the professional practices that counselors utilize in the treatment of clients with substance use and abuse issues. To prepare for effective counseling, several steps must be performed, including screening, assessment, and treatment planning. Students will learn to select and implement various screening and comprehensive assessment instruments to best determine client pathology and severity of addictions. Students will also be able to plan the proper course of treatment for individual clients which includes identifying and defining the client’s problems and devising goals, objectives, and interventions to help return the client to normal functioning.

Professor: Bob Rapp

Week One

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • To introduce the student to the content and purpose of this course.
  • To give the student an opportunity to become acquainted with the instructor and other students who are involved in this course.

Week Two

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • Learn to list and implement various methods of beginning and maintaining the therapeutic alliance.
  • Begin to select and implement various screening and comprehensive assessment instruments that will be sensitive to the client’s needs and best determine client pathology and severity of addictions.
  • Introduce the student to the psychopathology related to addictions

Week Three

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • The Biopsychosocial assessment process is complex. It takes much study to become closely acquainted with the instrument and demands practice to become a skilled and proficient interviewer. Session Three is continued into Session Four.
  • Learn to summarize findings from the implementation of the screening and assessment instruments into a narrative format.
  • Understand the Biopsychosocial assessment process and its relevance to treatment.
  • Gain the experience of conducting a Biopsychosocial assessment.

Week Four

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • The Biopsychosocial assessment process is complex. It takes much study to become closely acquainted with the instrument and demands practice to become a skilled and proficient interviewer. Session Four is a continuation of Session Three.
  • Summarize findings from the implementation of the screening and assessment instruments into a narrative format.
  • Understand the Biopsychosocial assessment process.
  • Gain the experience of conducting a Biopsychosocial assessment.

Week Five

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • Learn to plan the proper course of treatment for individual clients which will include identifying and defining the client’s problems and devising goals, objectives, and interventions to help return the client to normal functioning.
  • Gain knowledge of therapeutic and supportive resources in their community to help clients achieve and maintain recovery.
  • Document all aspects of the client’s treatment from the client’s initial screening through to discharge from program.

Week Six

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • Learn to understand the ways in which people think and the influence of inaccurate thought processes on addictions
  • Become aware of how defense mechanisms fuel addictive behavior
  • Understand how maladaptive behaviors develop and how they affect addictions.

Week Seven

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • Learn to understand the ways in which people think and the influence of inaccurate thought processes on addictions.
  • Understand how maladaptive behaviors develop and how they affect addictions.
  • Become aware of how defense mechanisms fuel addictive behaviors

Week Eight

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • Learn the basis of Cognitive Therapy.
  • Understand how cognitive therapy assists clients with overcoming their addictions.
  • Understand Interpersonal Therapy
  • Learn the Characteristics of a Good Counselor and identify his/her own positive characteristics as a counselor
  • Be introduced to Treatment and Discharge Planning with clients

 

Estimated Course Materials & Tuition:

Tuition $700.00

Textbooks: Perkinson, R. R.  Chemical dependency counseling: A practical guide (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2011. ISBN: 978-0761923886
Estimated Book Cost: new $101.32 and used $66.14 or rent from Amazon for $26.72

Total Cost of Course  
$801.32  

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