What are the counseling skills that a beginner counselor needs to develop? In this video, we will look at the core conditions to make counseling effective, some brief therapy methods, how to work with feelings, and the use of nonverbal skills. The counselor needs to teach the client what to expect from the process of counseling. Important counselor skills include listening skills, leading skills, avoiding rumination, self-disclosure, and influencing skills. The counselor will be looking for change talk, doing appropriate confrontation, disputing unhelpful beliefs, dealing with emotional baggage and boundary issues. The counselor also needs to know how to document counseling and how to pair the client for the end of counseling.
Drug Counseling #8 An overview of the drug counseling field.
Drug counseling involves a lot more than just talking to clients or giving advice. This video explores some of the skills and knowledge a drug counselor needs to develop to be successful on the job. Topics include: what makes drug counseling effective, working with mandated clients, the differences between drug counseling and mental health counseling, modalities, ASAM patient placement criteria, what happens after treatment, and collateral services.
Drug Counseling Video #7 Record-Keeping and Ethics.
Drug and alcohol counselors need to know about record-keeping and ethical issues. Record-keeping includes documentation, writing monthly reports and preserving copies of intake paperwork, assessments, and treatment plans. Counselors need to know about their specific code of ethics as well as general ethical issues involving scopes of practice and competency and boundaries.
Drug Counseling Video #6. Individual and group counseling sessions.
Drug and alcohol counselors need to become skilled in both individual counseling and group counseling. They should be familiar with best practices, multicultural counseling, counseling theories, counseling techniques, and feelings work.
The necessary skills for drug and alcohol counselors, individual counseling, and group counseling. The importance of the therapeutic relationship. Missteps, evidence-based practices types of groups and the necessary skills. Some of the therapies and other treatment approaches used in substance use disorder counselor.
How is treatment delivered to the individual with a substance use disorder? This video includes an overview of assessment of substance use disorders, developing a substance use history, modalities and some of the issues that come up in treatment.
This video describes briefly some of the considerations when the client enters a drug or alcohol treatment program. How do people recover from alcoholism? What are the stages of change? Alcoholism is a chronic disease. How to screen for alcohol use disorders. Brief alcoholism interventions and when someone needs medical attention before entering a treatment program.