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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Classroom
Starting at $695.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

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 will be discussed. Ethical and Legal Considerations will be introduced. Students will be introduced to the certification requirements of professional organizations including the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP). Students will also identify community resources that will be 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.

Fall 2018 Schedule

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

Available
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Thursday 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Instructor: Ric Zappala
363492
Fee:
$695.00
6 days left. Enroll by Sep 27, 2018
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Notes

No meeting November 22, 2018. 

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 October 4, 2018. No refund after October 11, 2018. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 11, 2018
Course Requirements
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Sep 27, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Thu Oct 4, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Thu Oct 11, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Thu Oct 18, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Thu Oct 25, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Thu Nov 1, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Thu Nov 8, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Thu Nov 15, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Thu Nov 22, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Thu Nov 29, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Thu Dec 6, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209

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