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