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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 & Techniques||Discuss 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 & Treatment||Discuss 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 Counseling||Learn about substance abuse and polysubstance abuse, and discuss their negative effects on society. Discuss the training of substance abuse counselors.|
|Rehabilitation Counseling: Definition and Techniques||Discuss education and certification requirements for rehabilitation counselors, and learn about the unique needs of their wide variety of clientele.|
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the Fundamentals of Counseling course
- The History of Counseling and Psychotherapy
- The Professional Counselor
- The Counseling Process
- Theoretical Approaches in Counseling
- Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling
- Human Growth and Development in Counseling
- School Counseling
- Social and Cultural Elements of Counseling
- Marriage and Family Counseling
- Career Counseling
- Group Counseling