Course Content and Outcome Guide for AD 250
- Course Number:
- AD 250
- Course Title:
- Advanced Counsel and Addiction
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Course DescriptionEnhances the professional knowledge and skills of counselors preparing to enter the field. Focuses on current evidence-based practice/best practice models in addiction counseling, integrating a variety of conceptual theories into a comprehensive framework for human behavior, addiction, and change. Prerequisites: AD 101, AD 150, AD 151, WR 121. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 122. Co-requisite: AD 251. Audit available. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Conduct ongoing self?assessment of functioning in key areas of counselor relationship skills with addiction clients and utilize assessment to
implement effective treatment interventions.
2. Articulate and apply key elements of Evidence?Based/Best Practice (EVP/BP) models in the areas of counselor/client relationship, cognitive behavioral therapy, and stages of change with addiction clients.
3. Apply a wide range of clearly defined therapeutic skills (including trauma and wellness informed services), techniques, and interventions based on
EVP/BP for addiction clients in various phases of recovery.
4. Monitor and mitigate the role of vicarious traumatization on the addictions counselor to maintain high levels of personal/professional functioning in the field.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Self, peer, and instructor ratings of in-class practice, small group practice and video review utilizing rating scales for client and counselor functioning.
- Demonstrated knowledge and beginning application of motivational and other techniques related to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through in-class practice, small group practice, and video review.
- Written personal inventory of cognitive belief system.
- Demonstrated knowledge of stages of change theory and application through in-class practice, small group practice, and video review.
- Written personal recovery/support plan targeted at issues related to vicarious traumatization.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Understanding the professional counseling/therapeutic relationship
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Stages of Change/Motivational Interviewing
- Vicarious Traumatization
- Application of skills