ASA 220 - Chemical Dependency Counseling II
This course builds on concepts from ASA 210. Ethical standards and practices will be discussed relative to chemical dependency counseling. Contemporary approaches to group counseling theories such as Reality/Choice Therapy, Rational Recovery Model, Motivational Interviewing, Short-Term Solution Focused Therapy, and Holistic Perspectives in Chemical Dependency Counseling will be explored in the context of ethical principles. Holistic issues will include alternative and complementary medicine and the mind-body-spirit connection relative to relapse prevention and overall health and wellness.
Prerequisites: ASA 110 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Studies, ASA 210 Chemical Dependency Counseling I, PSY 217 Introduction to Counseling Theory and Practice
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Correlate knowledge of group counseling issues and skills with core concepts from ASA 210.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of several new types of group counseling techniques.
3. Incorporate critical issues related to ethical guidelines for group counselors.
4. Accurately self assess growth in application of group counseling skills.
5. Demonstrate understanding of client needs by purposefully selecting the best clinical approach.
6. Display evidence of knowledge relative to the evolution of group process.
7. Demonstrate knowledge of types of holistic treatment as they relate to chemical dependency counseling.