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Foundations of Counseling (20 Clock Hours)

Receive 20 Credit Hours and learn the foundations of counseling, counseling skills, and interventions most used in addictions counseling with this CASAC and CASAC renewal self-study training.

Foundational Counseling Skills of Individual and Group Counseling

– Course work that provides knowledge of • Recognizing, identifying, interpreting, assessing, and understanding verbal and non-verbal behaviors;

• Enhancing client engagement, also known as building rapport, through empathy, active listening, authenticity, appropriate self-disclosure, development of unconditional positive regard, and consideration of the stages of change;

• Stages of change;

     o The various manifestations of the client 
     ambivalence related to readiness to
     change and stage of evolution;

     o Determining relevant therapeutic
     approaches appropriate to stages of
     change/recovery and specific client
     needs;

• Counseling approaches;

     o Counselor communication skills such
    as developing the therapeutic alliance;

    o Effective use of open and closed
   ended questions and other interview
    techniques;

    o Responding appropriately to
   ambivalence, defensive mechanisms,
   and resistance;

   o Feedback procedure (e.g., reflection,
   reframing, interpretation, clarification)
   use, method; eliciting feedback to assure
   understanding of the information given;

   o Accommodating diverse
  communication styles and systems (e.g.
  providing both oral and written
  instructions, tailoring vocabulary to the
  client's level of understanding, utilizing
  different techniques based on the client's
  learning style, etc.);

• Use of positive reinforcement (e.g., identifying client strengths, instilling hope, identifying client potential)and affirming behaviors;

• Demonstrating and maintaining a non-judgmental attitude;

   o Conveying respect for personal
   differences and individual needs;

• Learning styles and teaching methods;

  o Adapting education style to the specific
  needs of the client;

  o Presenting technical information in a
  manner appropriate to the client;

  o Explaining difficult or contradicting
  concepts to clients in language that helps
  them understand differences in
  approaches to recovery;

  o Evaluating the reception of the
  information provided;

• Educating, communicating, and protecting client rights through the application of;

  o Advocacy techniques for client-specific
  needs;
  o Grievance processes.

• The termination process: techniques and procedures for individual and group counseling.

Self-study, self-paced addiction counselor training includes videos, SlideShare documents, PdFs, Case Studies, short quizzes to test your knowledge, etc. 

You can always access a certified professional trainer by eMail, phone, or virtual meeting.

Our online training courses provide you with high-quality, affordable education and training in the comfort of your home, favorite cafe, or anywhere you choose to study. 

Once you purchase your training, you'll receive an email with your access code, login, and begin. Your courses are available 24/7, and all educational materials are provided with your purchase—no hidden fees.

Once you finish the complete training and the final assessment, you'll receive your certificate of completion.