May 27, 2022  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
    
College Catalog 2022-2023

ASA 226 Group Skills for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling

Credits: (3)
The emphasis of this course is on group facilitator preparation and training. It presents a variety of theoretical approaches to group techniques applicable to individuals with substance use disorders. The knowledge base will include stages of group development with special emphasis on the skills required of a group facilitator for each developmental stage. The course will also include information regarding learning styles and advocacy. Students will practice group techniques and skills through experiential exercises including client screening, interventions, and group techniques designed for or modified for specifice populations. Discussions will include managing group processes such as norm development, dealing with reluctance and resistance, support groups and the use of addiction medications. Prerequisite(s): ASA 150 , ASA 159 , and ASA 269 , or permission of instructor.