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Addiction Counseling Competencies, Practice Dimensions: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice

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About the Course:

Workforce development is essential to the field of substance use disorder treatment. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has included workforce development in its Matrix of Priority Programs. A major focus of this workforce development strategy is improving the competencies of professionals in the field. This updated edition of Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) 21: Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice (The Competencies) is a key component of that strategy. Note; this course is from pages 35-160.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Addiction Counseling Competencies, Practice Dimensions: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice created by SAMHSA

Journal/Publisher:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2005

Course Material Author

SAMHSA
_Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice (The Competencies)_ was published as Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) 21 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

SAMHSA authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Max Schwanekamp

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about addiction counseling competencies. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify key knowledge, skills, and attitudes expected of an addiction professional in the areas of clinical evaluation and treatment planning.
  2. Explain the competencies expected in the areas of referral and service coordination.
  3. Discuss competencies expected of an addiction professional in regards to counseling as well as client, family, and community education.
  4. Describe key knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the areas of documentation and professional and ethical responsibilities.

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    To complete the course, review the course objectives, then review the material, and then pass the exam with a score of 75% or greater and lastly complete an evaluation.

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    Yes! Use the Help widget at the bottom-right of the screen anywhere on Addiction Counselor CE to search our help docs, or to ask our support team for help. Unlike most of our competitors, Addiction Counselor CE has live US-based support reps to help you by email, chat, or phone.

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Course Number 101026
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  • Reading-Based Online
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