PRC-739 : Substance Abuse Counseling Theories and Interventions Counseling

Academic Level:
Graduate
Department:
Psychology
Subject:
Professional Counseling
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
The purpose of this course is to review counseling theories and techniques available to provide competent, ethical counseling and psychological services to substance abusers and their families. Students will be introduced to the primary theories of counseling and behavior change including empirically supported models of prevention and treatment used when working with substance abusers and their families. This course will focus on developing case conceptualization skills and teach students how to make informed decisions regarding the theories they may choose to use and integrate into their own future counseling practice with substance abusers. Students will become knowledgeable and skilled in the utilization of the Pennsylvania Certification Board's Code of Ethical Conduct and learn how to address any ethical and legal issues related to professional conduct when working with substance abusers. 3 credits