Sep 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ALSA 270 - Skills in Substance Use Disorder Treatment


4 credits

Students learn basic communications, interview and assessment skills as used in substance use disorder settings. Development of beginning-level counseling skills and awareness of unique qualities each brings into the helping profession. This course will review the major therapeutic approaches including client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral, and motivational interviewing. Includes some demonstration of techniques associated with the therapies.

Theory Hours
4 theory hours.

Vocational Program Course
Vocational program course.

AA General Elective
May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Introduce students to the logical progression of the counseling process from the initial interview through termination as it applies specifically to counseling clients with alcohol or other drug dependence
  • Increase the students’ abilities to effectively communicate and interact therapeutically with clients who are experiencing alcohol or other drug dependence
  • Increase the students’ abilities to gather, utilize, and evaluate information obtained in counseling sessions with alcohol or other drug abusing or dependent clients




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