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HSV 811 - Pract: Chem Depend Counsel I

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 12
Course Type: Open
Supervised experience in three of these treatment programs for chemically dependent people: inpatient, outpatient, follow-up care, halfway house and family therapy.
Prerequisite: Acceptance at an approved practicum site
Competencies
  1. Observe chemical dependency counselors in their performance of the following
    1. Conduct individual and group counseling sessions with chemi­cally dependent clients and their families
    2. Assess needs of CD clients and their families
    3. Develop treatment plans
    4. Evaluate outcomes of client treatment
    5. Interpret client behaviors and information provided by the client
    6. Provide feedback to influence clients to enable them to understand and change their own behaviors
    7. Present educational material to large groups
  2. Read comprehensive assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, social histories, discharge summa­ries, and referrals
  3. Perform the following counselor functions under close supervision
    1. Conduct individual and group counseling sessions with chemically dependent clients and their families
    2. Assess needs of CD clients and their families
    3. Develop treatment plans
    4. Evaluate outcomes of client treatment
    5. Interpret client behaviors and information provided by the client
    6. Give feedback to influence clients to enable them to understand and change their own behaviors
    7. Present educational material to large groups
    8. Write an assessment, treatment plan, progress notes, a social history, a discharge summary, and referrals
  4. Plan the following counselor functions independently under general supervision
    1. Conduct individual and group counseling sessions with chemically dependent clients and their families
    2. Assess needs of CD clients and their families
    3. Develop treatment plans
    4. Evaluate outcomes of client treatment
    5. Interpret client behaviors and information provided by the client
    6. Give feedback to influence clients to enable them to understand and change their own behaviors
    7. Present educational material to large groups
    8. Write an assessment, treatment plan, progress notes, a social history, a discharge summary, and referrals
  5. Perform the above (4.1 through 4.8) counselor functions under general supervision
  6. Exemplify professional behavior as specified in the Iowa Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification code of Ethics and Confidentiality
  7. Demonstrate professional self-discipline
    1. Attend all scheduled work assignments
    2. Meet assigned deadlines
    3. Identify work that needs to be done at the work site and volunteer to do it
    4. Participate in all work activities in a meaningful way



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