University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jun 25, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022
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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.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall, Spring, and Summer

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

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