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ADC Counseling Techniques

This course introduces the learner to the basic concepts and techniques of counseling in the field of substance abuse. The course also includes the study of the roles and responsibilities of an effective counselor as well as on the ethics involved in counseling. Focus will also be on behavioral-cognitive, family, interpersonal, social-cultural, and developmental theories of addiction, as well as their contributions in understanding a person’s motivation for behavior change, denial, resistance, and relapse risk. Students will be presented with opportunities to demonstrate, practice, and develop skills in active listening, building a collaborative relationship with clients, self-reflections, and the use of challenges in the counseling process. Prerequisite: PSY 180.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3


Last updated: 06/28/2021