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ERIC Number: EJ876179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2705
Training Needs for Substance Abuse Treatment and Assessment among Rehabilitation Counselors: California State Project
Ong, Lee Za; Lee, Dal-Yob; Cha, Grace; Arokiasamy, Charles
Journal of Teaching in the Addictions, v7 n2 p109-122 2008
One hundred rehabilitation counselors in California reported that about 90% of consumers with whom they worked with had substance abuse and cooccurring issues, yet about half rated their graduate training in substance abuse treatment and assessment as poor and their practices as marginally proficient. The correlation analysis revealed that counselors who have no formal training in substance abuse perceived a very poor adequacy of their graduate training and believed they were not at all competent in providing services. A change of curriculum requirement, continuing education opportunities, and professional training Web sites were emphasized as an outlet to improve rehabilitation counselors' competency to serve consumers with substance abuse issues. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California