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ADCO 2020 - Counseling Skills

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab None
Course Description: This course addresses addiction counseling theory and practice, crisis intervention, orientation, client education, referral, professional and ethical responsibility, treatment planning, case management, reporting and record keeping, as well as culturally appropriate models for counseling. The course focuses on enhancing motivation for change in substance abuse treatment, stages of client change, and counseling skills appropriate for each particular stage. Students also address crisis intervention, grief and loss, and the 12 steps. This course meets the requirement for Minnesota Statute 2005 Chapter 148C and Minnesota Rule 4747.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): ADCO 1020 .
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Six stages of counseling Information gathering Evaluation Feedback Counseling agreement Changing behavior Termination
  2. Review counseling theories
    1. Client Centered
    2. Motivational Interviewing
    3. CBT
  3. Conceptualizing motivation and change
    1. The stages of change
  4. Motivation and intervention
    1. Elements of effective motivational intervention
    2. Motivational interventions and stages of change
    3. Special application of motivational interventions
  5. Motivational interviewing as a counseling style
    1. Ambivalence
    2. Five principles of motivational interviewing
    3. Five opening strategies for early sessions
    4. Effectiveness of motivational interviewing
  6. From pre-contemplation to contemplation - building readiness
    1. Gentle strategies to use with the pre-contemplation
    2. Assessment and feedback process
  7. From contemplation to preparation: increasing commitment
    1. Changing extrinsic to intrinsic motivation
    2. Emphasizing personal choice and responsibility
  8. From preparation to action: getting started
    1. Recognizing readiness to move to action
    2. Negotiating a plan for action
    3. Initiating the plan
  9. From action to maintenance: stabilizing change
    1. Engaging and retaining clients in treatment
    2. Planning for stabilization
    3. Developing and using reinforcers
  10. Measuring/assessing components of client motivation
    1. Self efficacy
    2. Readiness to change
    3. Motivation for using substance
    4. Goals and values
  11. Integrating motivational approaches into treatment program
    1. Treatment continuum and stepped care
    2. Application of motivational approaches in specific treatment programs
  12. Crisis intervention
    1. History/definition of crisis
    2. Grief and loss
    3. Physical/mental abuse
  13. Professional conduct and ethics
    1. Confidentiality
    2. Ethical issues Rule 4747 and ethic code
  14. How to apply to multicultural and special populations

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate basic listening and interview skills
  2. recognize and respond to grief issues
  3. encourage client engagement in the treatment and recovery process
  4. identify and resolve crisis situations with a client
  5. employ communication skills and strategies necessary to work effectively with other professionals in the field
  6. identify the six stages of counseling
  7. describe motivational interviewing and motivational interventions
  8. employ a variety of screening and assessment strategies related to motivational interviewing
  9. adapt counseling strategies to the individual characteristics of the client (including, but not limited to, disability, gender, sexual orientation, developmental level, culture, ethnicity, age, and health)
  10. demonstrate techniques and strategies for motivational interviewing as a counseling style

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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