Introduction to Counseling and the 12 Core Functions

COM HLT X 470.5

This introductory course provides an overview of evidence-based counseling and case-management skills required for substance abuse counselors.

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Fall
Remote
Starting at $705.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Assess the 12 core functions and addiction counseling competencies of substance abuse counselors
  • Understand the ethical and legal considerations during evidence-based treatment modalities
  • Discuss traditional treatment programs, sober living, and extended care programs as possible placement sites
  • Explore community resources, crisis intervention, substance misuse, and sexuality

About this course:

This introductory course provides an overview of evidence-based counseling skills referencing guidelines set forth by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC) and The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). These counseling skills include: the 12 Core Functions of Substance Abuse Counselors and the Addiction Counseling Competencies outlined in TAP 21. Students outline the 12 Core Functions and discuss how they apply to clients entering substance use disorder treatment. Students are introduced to counseling and case management skills by using bio-psychosocial and multi-axial assessments as well as developing treatment plans based on case studies. Evidence-based treatment modalities are discussed. Ethical and Legal Considerations are introduced. Students are introduced to the certification requirements of professional organizations including the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP). Students also identify community resources that are useful when working with clients during their internship. The course discusses traditional treatment programs, agency programs, professional diversion programs, sober living, and extended care programs as possible placement sites. Other topics include community resources, basic treatment planning, case management and social assessment, crisis intervention, counseling the suicidal client, and substance misuse and sexuality.

Winter 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
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Tuesday 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT
Available
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384087
Fee:
$705.00
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Location: Online
ENROLL BY: Jan 4, 2022
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Notes

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 11, 2022. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 17, 2022
Course Requirements
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Tue Jan 4, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Tue Jan 11, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Tue Jan 18, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Tue Jan 25, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Tue Feb 1, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Tue Feb 8, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Tue Feb 15, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Tue Feb 22, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Tue Mar 1, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Tue Mar 8, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Mar 15, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online

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