Core Functions/Global Criteria

 

The Case Presentation Method (CPM) oral exam used in the addiction counselor certification process is based on the Twelve Core Functions. The counselor must be able to demonstrate competence by achieving a passing score on the Global Criteria in order to be certified. 

 

12 Core Functions – Definitions

 

1.  Screening:  The process by which a client is determined appropriate and eligible for admission into a particular program.

 

Global Criteria

 

 

2.  Intake:  The administrative and initial assessment procedures for admission to a program.

 

Global Criteria

 

  

3.  Orientation: Describing to the client the following:

 

A.  General nature and goals of the program.

B.  Rules governing client conduct and infractions that can lead to disciplinary action or discharge from the program.

C.  In a non-residential program, the hours during which services are available.

D.  Treatment costs borne by the client and client rights.

  

Global Criteria

 

 

4.  Assessment: Those procedures by which a counselor/program identifies and evaluates an individual’s strengths, weaknesses, problems and needs for the development of the treatment plan.

 

Global Criteria

 

 

5.  Treatment Planning: Process by which the counselor and the client identify and rank problems needing resolution, establish agreed upon immediate and long term goals and decide upon a treatment process and the resources to be utilized.

 

Global Criteria

 

 

6.  Counseling:  (Individual, group and family) – The utilization of the special skills to assist individuals, families or groups to achieve objectives through exploration of a problem and its ramifications, examination of attitudes and feelings, consideration of alternative solutions.

 

Global Criteria

 

 

7.   Case Management:  Activities which bring services, agencies, resources or people together within a planned framework of action toward the achievement of established goals. It may involve liaison activities and collateral contacts.

 

Global Criteria

 

Coordinate services for client care.

Explain the rationale of case management activities to the client.

 

 

8.  Crisis Intervention: Those services which respond to an alcohol and/or other drug abuser's needs during acute emotional and/or physical distress.

 

Global Criteria

 

Recognize the elements of the client crisis.

Implement an immediate course of action appropriate to the crisis.

Enhance overall treatment by utilizing crisis events.

 

           

9.  Client Education: Provision of information to individuals and groups concerning alcohol and other drug abuse and the available services and resources.

 

Global Criteria

 

 

10.  Referral: Identifying the needs of the client that cannot be met by the counselor or agency and assisting  the client to utilize appropriately the support systems and community resources available.

 

Global Criteria

 

 

11.  Reports and Recordkeeping:  Charts the results of the assessment and treatment plan, writing reports, progress notes, discharge summaries and other client-related data.

 

Global Criteria 

 

 

12.  Consultation With Other Professionals In Regard To Client Treatment/Services:  Relating with other professionals to assure comprehensive, quality care for the client.

 

Global Criteria