LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completing this course, you should be able to: • Define methods for detecting and determining addiction type • Identify methods for understanding addiction and avoiding triggers • Define the different treatment approaches • Identify techniques for overcoming addiction and solving the problems it has caused • Identify methods for counseling and treatment • Identify steps for initial assessment and treatment planning • Comprehend various therapies and treatment groups available to the individual • Identify the steps involved in the AA 12 step program • Identify dual diagnoses and family treatment programs • Define clinical staff and characteristics of a good counselor • Explain the anatomical structures and physiological functions related to psychology • Examine sensation, perception, heredity, and genetics • Analyze consciousness, sleep, sleep disorders, and hypnosis as they relate to psychology • Analyze the underlying principles and basis of the psychology behind learning, memory, and experience • Explain cognitive abilities and intelligence from a psychological perspective • Examine the different phases and stages in human development • Examine the different motivation theories and the psychological basis of emotions • Explain sexuality and gender in relation to psychology • Examine psychoanalytic approaches and humanistic theories to explain behaviors and traits in personalities • Evaluate health psychology and approaches to health management • Investigate the different mental disorders as they relate to psychology • Analyze psychotherapy, the different methods, and their effectiveness • Investigate the importance of thoughts, trends in social behavior, and impact of social influences DESCRIPTION: This interactive drug and alcohol counselor training program is made for anyone who wants to become a professional drug and alcohol counselor. However, you can also opt for this course if you only want to enhance your skills as a counselor. Thus, you can make a career for yourself in this field and bring positive change in people’s lives. Because this program includes a lot of technical material, there are various assessment materials you can use to help review your knowledge during the training program. The program will begin with an introduction to psychology. Thus, you’ll learn about: • basic theories • basic concepts • research methods • human development • motivations for human thoughts • feelings • human behavior • the role of gender, sexuality, genetics, and heredity on human behavior Level 1 Drug and Alcohol Counseling is one course in this program. In this course, you’ll learn: • how addictive disorders are understood, identified, and treated • what strategies you must use to work with clients • the difference between an abuser and addict Level 2 Drug and Alcohol Counseling is another course in this program. In this course, you’ll learn: • how to use available treatments such as motivational enhancement, skills training, cognitive behavioral therapy, 12-step facilitation, and medication This program aims to provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to become a valuable professional in the industry. CERTIFICATION: Upon successful completion of our Drug and Alcohol Counseling Level 1 and Level 2 courses, students may be prepared, in part, to sit for licensing and credentialing exams. Each state has its own regulations, and each state may have additional licensing requirements, so be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.