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CAS 354 - Screening and Client Engagement

(3 units)
Overview of philosophical and procedural components for providing addictions services; professional characteristics, ethical/legal issues, helping process and initial assessment. Motivational interviewing practiced.

Prerequisite(s): CAS 154 ; acceptance into the minor or certificate in Addiction Treatment Services.

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall, Spring, and Summer
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course:
1. Students will be able to exhibit understanding of and the preliminary skills for developing a therapeutic relationship by utilizing the core conditions of counseling.
2. Students will be able to identify attitudes toward individuals with alcohol and drug related problems and one’s motivation for entering the field.
3. Students will be able to develop a personal plan for modifying any attitudes that might hinder one’s effectiveness as a helping professional.
4. Students will be able to discuss an addiction counselor’s professional obligations to adhere to the regulations and laws that govern addiction counseling – including confidentiality and ethics.
5. Students will be able to describe how motivational interviewing strategies interact with the stages of change.
6. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).


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