ERIC Number: ED151650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
Training Behaviorally Oriented Paraprofessional Alcohol and Drug Counselors: A Review of Training Models, Procedures, and Their Effectiveness.
In the first part of this paper, training models and procedures of alcohol and drug counselors at paraprofessional levels are compared and elaborated. Findings from a review of more than 120 different training programs throughout the United States reveal that none of these programs are designed specifically to train behaviorally-oriented drug and alcohol counselors, and only a few training facilities include a behavior course in their curriculum. Some of the difficulties and advantages of short-term training of behaviorally-oriented workers are discussed. The second part of the paper describes behaviorally-oriented, paraprofessional drug counselor training procedures developed by the author in a community college setting. Information on evaluation procedures and curriculum design is included, as is a list of suggested readings. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Experimental and Behavioral Approaches to Alcoholism (Os-Bergen, NORWAY, August 28-September 1, 1977)