Global Criteria

The 12 Core Functions of the Substance Abuse Counselor

About the Course:

Global Criteria: The 12 Core Functions of the Substance Abuse Counselor is a preparatory guide for helping counselors reach their goal of certification or licensure as a substance abuse counselor. This book correlates with Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) 21, as it relates to the global criteria and 12 core functions. It contains information about the certification history, and the processes of screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping, and consultation.

Journal/Publisher:

Dr. John W. Herdman

Publication Date:

2008 – 5th Edition

Author

John W. Herdman, Ph.D., LADC

About the Author:

Dr. John Herdman is a licensed psychologist and alcohol and drug counselor, and a certified school psychologist. He is currently in private practice in Lincoln, Nebraska. He owns Parallels, a mental health and drug and alcohol treatment program in Lincoln. He offers workshops across the country and internationally on a variety of topics.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about the global criteria and 12 core functions of the substance abuse counselor. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the history of drug and alcohol certification.

  2. Describe the process of screening, intake, orientation, assessment, and treatment planning from the clients’ and counselors point of view.

  3. Define the core functions of counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping, and consultation.

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