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H SER 105 - Individual, Couple and Family CD Counseling

5 Credits
Chemical dependency treatment models, interventions and effective practices for counseling individuals and families. Addresses diagnostic criteria, treatment model selection and timing, documentation, communication skills and therapeutic relationships, crisis management and the role of clinical supervision.


Quarters Typically Offered

Winter Evening

Designed to Serve Professional technical students in Chemical Dependency Professional or Human Services. Transfer students as an area of emphasis. Individuals employed in the fields of chemical dependency counseling or human services.
Active Date 2013-03-19

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 36
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
I. Diagnostic criteria including the DSM-IV and the American Society of Addiction Medicine(ASAM) criteria. II. Characteristics of effective treatment models III. Application of models, strategies, and interventions along the continuum of care IV. Medical and pharmacological resources V. Effective counseling techniques and skills VI. Establishing productive relationships with clients and families VII. Crisis management VIII. Promoting family support and positive change IX. Accurate and concise documentation X. Teaching basic and life skills XI. Clinical supervision

Student Learning Outcomes
Discuss and compare current treatment models for individuals and families.

Demonstrate effective listening, communication, and other basic counseling and interviewing techniques and skills.

Utilize established diagnostic criteria (DSM-IV and ASAM) to guide treatment decisions.

Identify and access medical and pharmacological resources for chemical dependency counseling.

Explain the impact of substance abuse on the family.

Apply appropriate interventions to the client’s stage of recovery, needs, interests, and resources.

Establish a relationship with the client characterized by warmth, genuineness, empathy, respect, and concreteness.

Encourage client understanding, participation, problem solving, and collaboration in relation to their treatment needs.

Teach basic and life skills that lead to positive change.

Respond appropriately to client behaviors that are inconsistent with recovery.

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