Substance Abuse Counselor Competencies (TAP 21 Updated)

$30.00 | CE Hours:6.00 | Intermediate

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CEU Course Description

Addiction professionals work in a broad variety of disciplines but share an understanding of the addictive process that goes beyond the narrow confines of any one specialty.  This CEU course addresses clinical evaluation, treatment planning, referrals, service coordination, counseling, documentation, and professional and ethical responsibilities and is part of the required learning for certification as an alcohol and drug counselor by the majority of credentialing boards. 

Article Author:  Elliott Vanskike, Ph.D., et al.
Exam Writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Discuss the attitudes that counselors need to have in order to be successful in ongoing supervision and consultation.
  2. Enumerate helping strategies for reducing the negative effects of substance use, abuse, and dependence.
  3. Investigate the knowledge needed to understand the obligation of the addiction professional to participate in prevention and treatment activities.
  4. Examine the attitudes necessary to maintain ongoing contact with the client and involved significant others to ensure adherence to the treatment plan.
  5. Identify the skills needed for explaining assessment findings to the client and significant others.
  6. Describe the actions the counselor should take when the client’s behavior is inconsistent with stated recovery goals.

ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.


CAADE Approval

This course is CAADE approved.


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Added On: 2015-11-01

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