Family Counseling Skills

COM HLT X 470.10

This course presents an overview on assessing and implementing the basic counseling skills needed for treating substance use disorders in family systems.

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What you can learn.

  • Explore not only the theoretical, but also the practical aspects of treating substance use disorders
  • Apply skills from this course by tracking behavior patterns in your own family of origin
  • Assess the impact of substance use disorders upon the entire family system, not just the addict
  • Understand evidence based methods to treat substance use disorders

About this course:

This course will provide a brief overview of the theoretical and practical methods of assessing and implementing the basic counseling skills for treating substance use disorders in family systems. Information will be presented through lectures and interactive discussions. Students are expected to acquire a knowledge base to apply treatment models in counseling, supporting interventions, and collaborating with other professionals. The course will inspire students to connect their own experience with family systems by tracking behavior patterns in their own family of origin and the relationships they have inside and outside of the family.

Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Family Counseling Skills.

COM HLT X 470.5 Introduction to Counseling and the 12 Core Functions; COM HLT X 470.7 Individual Counseling Skills; COM HLT X 470.9 Group Counseling Skills.

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