Individual Counseling Skills

COM HLT X 470.7

Introduction to the theories and vital skills needed when counseling individuals with substance use disorders. Skills include: motivational interviewing, screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT).

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Winter
Classroom
Starting at $705.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Describe the impact of the therapeutic relationship between counselor and client
  • Practice motivational interviewing skills including: empathy, open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries
  • Demonstrate skills in screening, brief interventions, and referral to treatment (SBIRT)

About this course:

This course introduces the application of individual counseling skills when working with people with substance use disorders. Topics include an introduction to the therapeutic relationship between client and counselor; professional ethics; role and responsibility of the counselor; major theories of individual counseling with a focus on evidence-based practices; introduction to and practice with Motivational Interviewing; introduction to and practice with Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT; four-hour training to meet DHHS requirement).
Suggested Prerequisites

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

Completion of COM HLT X 470.5 Introduction to Counseling and the 12 Core Functions.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Monday, Wednesday 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood , UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
Instructor: Alina Bond
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Fee:
$705.00
51 days left. Enroll by Jan 6, 2020
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Notes

No meetings January 20; February 17.

Required course in the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Certificate. Restricted course; call (310) 825-7093 for permission to enroll. Web enrollments automatically generate a "Permission to Enroll" request.

Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: January 13, 2020. Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 20, 2020
Course Requirements
(Optional) Book: Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide by Robert R. Perkinson
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Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Jan 6, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Mon Jan 13, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Mon Jan 20, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Wed Jan 22, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 107
Lecture
Mon Jan 27, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Mon Feb 3, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Mon Feb 10, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Mon Feb 17, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Wed Feb 19, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Lecture
Mon Feb 24, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Mon Mar 2, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Mon Mar 9, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Mon Mar 16, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE

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