Individual Counseling Skills
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).
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).
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Individual Counseling Skills.
Winter 2020 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
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.