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This course will provide the student with a number of counseling approaches that can be applied with AODA clients. It will familiarize the student with the approach and practice of each of the theories presented. The course will give the student a working knowledge of several counseling theories, including, but not limited to:
Psychoanalytic Theory Behavior Therapy
Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Adlerian Theory
Existential Therapy Reality Therapy
Solution-Focused Approach Person-Centered Therapy
Gestalt Therapy Family Systems Therapy
The students will become familiar with the origin, key concepts, and practices of each of the therapies presented. This course will provide the student with the competence to select the form of counseling approach that will be most effective and appropriate to assist clients, families, and groups toward the completion of identified AODA treatment goals. This course will help students develop flexibility while matching particular treatment theories to the unique needs of each client.