ERIC Number: ED173717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Basic Substance Abuse Counselor's Training Course; Individual Counseling Skills and Client Management. Trainer's Manual [and] Resource Manual.
Salisbury, DeRoss; Kamar, Normandie
The Individual Counseling Skills Training Course is a three-unit, 11-day course for alcoholism and drug counselors. One unit, dealing with individual counseling skills and client management, is presented here. The course was originally conceived for paraprofessionals in front-line counseling positions who have little or no formal academic training. It can also be adapted for homogenous groups of professionals. The authors strongly recommend that the training be carried out in a residential setting. The format involves the use of both a trainer (who makes authoritative presentations of subject matter) and a facilitator (who uses both directive and nondirective techniques to guide the group process). Topics covered include the whole self, somatic awareness, principles of behavior change in counseling situations, and cognitive and affective closure. An accompanying resource manual for use by participants offers pretraining questionnaires, objectives, suggested activities, and additional readings. (Author/BP)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Behavior Change, Counselor Training, Drug Abuse, Helping Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Paraprofessional Personnel, Self Concept, Skill Development
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402; The National Drug Abuse Center for Training and Resource Development, 656 Quince Orchard Road, Room 607, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20760 (Publication No. 79-153T)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Div. of Resource Development.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Mental Health, Indianapolis.
Note: Document prepared by the Divsion of Addiction Services in collaboration with Social Services, Inc.