Addictions Counselor

Hybrid Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund
O*Net Code
21-1011.00
Rapids Code
None
Req. Hours
15000
State
PA
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

3 skill sets | 25 total skills | 15000 total hours
Domain I: Screening, Assessment, and Engagement - 4200 req. hrs
Demonstrate verbal and non-verbal communication to establish rapport and promote engagement
600 hrs
Discuss with the client the rationale, purpose, and procedures associated with the screening and assessment process to facilitate client understanding and cooperation
600 hrs
Assess client's immediate needs by evaluating observed behavior and other relevant information including signs and symptoms of intoxication and withdrawal
600 hrs
Administer appropriate evidence-based screening and assessment instruments specific to clients to determine their strengths and needs
600 hrs
Obtain relevant history and related information from the client and other pertinent sources to establish eligibility and appropriateness of services
600 hrs
Screen for physical needs, medical conditions, and co-occurring mental health disorders that might require additional assessment and referral
600 hrs
Interpret results of screening and assessment and integrate all available information to formulate diagnostic impression and determine an appropriate course of action
600 hrs
Domain II: Treatment, Planning Collaboration and Referral - 10200 req. hrs
Formulate and discuss diagnostic assessment and recommendations with the client and concerned others to initiate an individualized treatment plan that incorporates client's strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences
600 hrs
Use ongoing assessment and collaboration with the client and concerned others to review and modify the treatment plan to address treatment needs
600 hrs
Match client needs with community resources to facilitate positive client outcomes
600 hrs
Discuss rationale for a referral with the client
600 hrs
Communicate with community resources regarding needs of the client
600 hrs
Advocate for the client in areas of identified needs to facilitate continuity of care
600 hrs
Evaluate the effectiveness of case management activities to ensure quality service coordination
600 hrs
Develop a plan with the client to strengthen ongoing recovery outside of primary treatment
600 hrs
Document treatment progress, outcomes, and continuing care plans
600 hrs
Utilize multiple pathways of recovery in treatment planning and referral
600 hrs
Domain III: Counseling - 15000 req. hrs
Develop a therapeutic relationship with clients, families, and concerned others to facilitate transition into the recovery process
600 hrs
Provide information to the client regarding the structure, expectations, and purpose of the counseling process
600 hrs
Continually evaluate the client's safety, relapse potential, and the need for crisis intervention
600 hrs
Apply evidence-based, culturally competent counseling strategies and modalities to facilitate progress towards completion of treatment objectives
600 hrs
Assist families and concerned others in understanding substance use disorders and engage them in the recovery process
600 hrs
Document counseling activity and progress towards treatment goals and objectives
600 hrs
Provide information on issues of identity, ethnic background, age, sexual orientation, and gender as it relates to substance use, prevention and recovery
600 hrs
Provide information about the disease of addiction and the related health and psychosocial consequences
600 hrs

Technical Instruction

Drugs, Behavior, and Health
This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the health aspects of the use and abuse of licit and illicit drugs and related social problems and prevention.
# | 37.5 hrs
Introduction to Counseling as a Profession
This course provides an overview of the counseling theories that are often used in human service and rehabilitation practices.
# | 37.5 hrs
Group Procedures in Guidance and Counseling
This course provides an in-depth understanding of the nature and functioning of groups in educational and agency settings and provides prospective counselors with experience in the group process.
# | 37.5 hrs
Foundations of Chemical Dependency Counseling
This course provides an overview of diagnosis and assessment; models for chemical dependency prevention, counseling, and recovery; and contexts of chemical dependency treatment.
# | 37.5 hrs
Counseling Strategies for Preventing Chemical Dependency
This course examines the helping professional’s role in primary and secondary prevention of substance abuse and related problems like delinquency, suicide, and pregnancy.
# | 37.5 hrs