May 13, 2021
ADCO 2781 - Addiction Counseling Internship I Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 4 Lab None
Course Description: This is the first internship course in a two-internship sequence. Students will work in a treatment facility to gain work experience integrating the 12 core addiction counseling functions defined by state law in their practicum. Internship I consists of 440 hours of the 880 required by state law. In addition to work experience, students will meet with faculty at assigned times to discuss their internship experiences.
Prerequisite(s): All required addiction counseling coursework completed and instructor consent.
Recommendation: Student should plan to complete ADCO 2781 and ADCO 2782 in two consecutive semesters.
- 12 core functions
- Ethical Behavior
- Issues of treatment centers
- Professional Role of the Counselor
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- work at a chemical dependency treatment facility under the supervision of a licensed alcohol and drug counselor for four hundred-forty (440) hours
- integrate theory and strategy from prior coursework to their work with clients in the clinical setting
- demonstrate competence in the 12 core functions.
- Screening which is defined as the process by which a client is determined appropriate and eligible for admission to a particular program. Intake which is defined as administrative and initial assessment procedures for admission to a program.
- Orientation which is defined as describing to the client the general nature and goals of the program; rules governing client conduct and infractions that can lead to disciplinary action or discharge from the program; in a nonresidential program, the hours during which services are available; treatment costs to be borne by the client, if any; and client’s rights. Assessment which is defined as those procedures by which a counselor identifies and evaluates an individuals strengths, weaknesses, problems, and needs to develop a treatment plan or make recommendations for level of care placemn
- Treatment planning which is defined as the process by which the counselor and the client identify and rank problems needing resolution; establish agreed upon immediate and long-term goals; and decide on a treatment process and the sources to be utilized. Counseling which is defined as the utilization of special skills to assist individuals, families, or groups in achieving objectives through exploration of a problem and its ramifications; examination of attitudes and feelings; consideration of alternative solutions; and decision making
- Case management which is defined as activities which bring services, agencies, resources, or people together within a planned framework of action toward the achievement of established goals. Crisis intervention which is defined as those services which respond to an alcohol or other drug users needs during acute emotional or physical distress
- Client education which is defined as the provision of information to clients who are receiving or seeking counseling concerning alcohol and other drug abuse and the available services and resources. Referral which is defined as identifying the needs of the client which cannot be met by the counselor or agency and assisting the client to utilize the support systems and available community resources
- Reports and record keeping which is defined as charting the results of the assessment and treatment plan, writing reports, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other client-related data. Consultation with other professionals regarding client treatment and services which is defined as communicating with other professionals in regard to client treatment and services to assure comprehensive, quality care for the client
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)
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