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Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Rutgers University
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Time-Based Skills

5 skill sets | 22 total skills
Assessment - 800 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to interview the client and peers to obtain an accurate history
Observe and document psychosocial, social and physiological signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug use
Create the diagnostic summary based on the assessment and interviews
Explain the difference between tolerance and withdrawal
Describe the effects of various drugs of abuse on the physiological systems
Identify any Co- occurring disorders
Case Management - 800 req. hrs
Identify Community resources to ensure quality of care and ensure the treatment plan
Follow documentation guidelines as per the IC&RC and complete the various types of documentation
Utilize HIV community Resources and Metal Health resources within the community
Utilize Disability services and employment services for clients
Group Therapy - 400 req. hrs
Understand the four stages of group development and understand group process
Identify the processes individuals experience in group therapy
Learn Family counseling identify the roles family members play
Explain the difference between, interdependence, co- dependence and dependence
Individual Counseling - 500 req. hrs
Utilize the key concepts with counseling approaches
Understanding how to choose and change counseling approaches
Identify the six stages of counseling and identifying skills in each
Use Crisis intervention and understanding the causes of crisis intervention
Provide addiction focused counseling to identify the difference between each stage of recovery
Ethics - 300 req. hrs
Provide guidelines for ethical decision making and learn the importance of ethics in counseling
Understand the role of ethics in each stage of recovery and counseling
Following the proper procedures used to protect client rights during their treatment

Technical Instruction

Domain 1: Interviewing, Assessment, & Diagnosis - 54 req. hrs
Initial Interviewing
Biopsychosocial Assessment
Diagnostic Summaries
Differential Diagnosis (DSM)
Pharmacology and Physiology
Prenatal Alcohol Use and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder:
Assessment and Intervention
Compulsive Gambling
Co-Occurring Disorder Assessment
Assessment Tools
Domain 2: Counseling, Crisis Interventions, and Therapy - 54 req. hrs
Introduction to Counseling
Counseling Skills
Crisis Intervention
Addiction Focused Counseling
Group Counseling
Family Counseling
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Motivational Interviewing/ Motivational Enhancement Therapy
Pharmacological Approaches to Nicotine Dependencies
Domain 3: Community Resources, Services, and Documentation - 54 req. hrs
Community Resources
HIV & Resources
Mental Health Services
State Child and Family Services
Criminal Justice System
Disability Services
Employment services
Domain 4: Addiction Recovery - 54 req. hrs
Addiction Recovery
Psychological Client Education
Biochemical/ Medical Client Education
Sociocultural Client Education
Addiction Recovery and Family Psychological Education
Biochemical and Sociocultural Family Education
Community and Professional Education
Opiate and Stimulant Education
Alcohol, Sedative and hallucinogens

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