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Advanced Group Substance Abuse Counseling Skills: Working with Difficult Populations
Dee Lexandra, Ph.D.

Course Description:

Most importantly, this course will address the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (2006), TAP 21, Transdisciplinary Foundations, and the “Application to Practice,” Competency 12, a competent treatment professional must “Provide treatment services appropriate to the personal and cultural identity and language of the client,” (p. 22). This eight hour course addresses the following TAP 21 Core Competencies: Application to Practice/Professional Readiness (4hours) and Understanding Addiction/Treatment Knowledge (4hours)

How challenging is the task of applying evidence-based practice skills when working with difficult group populations? In a four week course, practical examples of treatment intervention applications that match the specific needs of special group populations will be presented. Experiential group leadership roles will provide an opportunity to practice skills in groups that are dominated by anger, fear, silence, and frustration with adolescents, heterogeneous dually diagnosed adult populations, survivors of sexual and physical abuse, and the geriatric chronically ill.

This four week course requires 8 hours of work over its duration.

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