Ch 8: Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Rehabilitation Counseling

About This Chapter

Watch this series of videos to learn about issues addressed by mental health, substance abuse and rehabilitation counselors. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz you can use to check your understanding of these counseling topics.

Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Rehabilitation Counseling - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter will introduce you to mental health counseling, with emphasis on the roles of prevention, promotion and treatments. You'll learn to differentiate among alcoholics, problem drinkers and social drinkers and discuss the concept of codependency. Tutorials also cover various types of drugs, including stimulants, opiates, depressants and hallucinogens. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe how mental health counseling differs from other forms of counseling
  • Explain the role of the family and groups, like AA and ACOA, in alcohol treatment
  • Discuss treatments types, including residential programs, for drug addicts
  • Define a rehabilitation counselor's roles, including personal counseling, case management, job placement and follow-up

Mental Health Counseling: Definition & TechniquesDiscuss growth in the population of people with mental disorders and the corresponding need for more mental health counselors. Learn about counselors' roles in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention services, and compare and contrast their roles in inpatient vs. outpatient facilities.
Alcohol Abuse Problems: Rates, Effects & TreatmentDiscuss rates and effects of alcohol abuse, as well as theories of alcohol addiction. Describe various treatment methods, including assessment, confrontation and detoxification.
Drug Abuse and Addictions CounselingLearn about substance abuse and polysubstance abuse, and discuss their negative effects on society. Discuss the training of substance abuse counselors.
Rehabilitation Counseling: Definition and TechniquesDiscuss education and certification requirements for rehabilitation counselors, and learn about the unique needs of their wide variety of clientele.

4 Lessons in Chapter 8: Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Rehabilitation Counseling
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Mental Health Counseling: Definition & Techniques

1. Mental Health Counseling: Definition & Techniques

Mental health counseling uses psychotherapy and problem solving to work with people on changing issues in their lives. Explore the definition and techniques of mental health counseling and learn about mental disorders and diagnosis, prevention, and client treatment options.

Alcohol Abuse Problems: Rates, Effects & Treatment

2. Alcohol Abuse Problems: Rates, Effects & Treatment

Alcohol abuse occurs when an individual has progressive issues controlling their rate of consumption and their behavior associated with alcohol. Analyze the theories of addiction and alcohol's effects on the body and brain, and learn about available treatment for alcoholism.

Drug Abuse and Addictions Counseling

3. Drug Abuse and Addictions Counseling

Becoming a drug abuse and addiction counselor requires knowing about the different types of substances and their associated effects and issues. Learn about substance-related problems, find out what psychoactive drugs are, and explore how counselors are trained to treat patients with drug-related problems.

Rehabilitation Counseling: Definition & Techniques

4. Rehabilitation Counseling: Definition & Techniques

Rehabilitation counseling involves treatment to help bring a person back to a normal functioning level after they experience an illness, injury, or condition. Explore the definition, techniques, roles, and certification of rehabilitation counseling.

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