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Counseling

Counseling requires the utilization of special skills in order to assist individuals, families, and groups in achieving objectives through the exploration of a problem, the examination of attitudes and feelings, the consideration of alternative solutions, and decision making.

Global Criteria

  • Select the counseling theory (ies) that is/are more appropriate.
  • Apply techniques to help the client, family, or group explore problems and their effects.
  • Apply techniques to help the client, family, or group examine behaviors, attitudes, and feelings.
  • Individualize counseling based on cultural, gender, age, and lifestyle differences.
  • Elicit solutions and decisions from the client.
  • Implement the treatment plan.

Miller, Geri. “Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling.” 2nd ed.

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