|The Core Functions of Addictions Counseling
John Thompson, MA, CDP
In 2010, an estimated 22.1 million Americans aged 12 or older were classified with substance dependence in the past year and thousands of others went undiagnosed. Less than ten percent of individuals suffering from this disease will receive any help for their addiction. Stigma, shame, guilt and fear often inhibit individuals and families with loved ones suffering from dependency from seeking support and assistance in accessing life saving help for the disease. Often times the system established to serve those suffering from the disease of dependency creates barriers to accessing the care they need. The emphasis for all interactions with those suffering from the disease of dependency should focus on the concepts of healthy �Recovery�. The purpose of this course is to briefly examine the current system of addictions care and present a brief description of a �Recovery Oriented Systems of Care� (ROSC) model. Additionally the content will consider the role of counselors and other professionals in a ROSC. Professionals serving this population can better assist their patients through a better understanding of the professional standards that guide their work; the scope of practice that is appropriate for an addiction counselor; and the competencies that are most likely to be associated with positive recovery outcomes. This five week course will concentrate on understanding the treatment of individuals who suffer from the disease of chemical dependency and the system for which they receive care; the role of addictions professionals; and the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are essential to the addictions professional to promote recovery.
This five week course requires 10 hours of work over its duration.
|This course is not scheduled at this time
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