Substance Abuse Counseling Introductory Course
What you'll learn
- Gain the foundational knowledge needed to start working as a substance abuse counselor
- Integrate previous learned knowledge, skills and training into your work with people struggling from substance use disorders
- Understand causes of substance use disorders
- Understand post-acute withdrawal syndrome and how to deal with a client who's experiencing this
- Understand addictive thinking
- Understand adjuncts to AoD treatment
- Basic computer skills
This course teaches the foundation knowledge needed to work with individuals struggling with substance use disorders. It will prepare an aspiring substance use counselor for more advanced counseling courses in the chemical dependency field. It discusses causes and theories of addiction, addictive thinking, post-acute withdrawal syndrome, and adjuncts to substance abuse and alcohol treatment recovery.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in substance abuse counseling as a profession
- Anyone with a career in counseling, case management or another profession that will require the to work with people struggling with substance use disorders
- Addiction Counselors
- Counseling Students
I've been working as a licensed substance abuse counselor for the last five years. I have an integrated knowledge of counseling and recovery techniques from professional and personal experience. I studied mental health counseling at the University of Dayton and am currently working on my PhD in psychology. I have noticed that there is a shortage of substance abuse counselors in the field who have working knowledge of best practice counseling techniques. I've working in inpatient and outpatient settings. I've worked in dual diagnosis facilities as well as strictly substance abuse recovery rehabs and also in forensic settings.