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Screening, Intake, Orientation and Assessment


Course Description

In this course, students are introduced to the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) core functions of screening, intake, orientation and assessment. Students will have an opportunity to work with a variety of screening and assessment tools in the classroom setting including: The Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI), Diagnostic and Statistic Manual (DSM-VI), The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) and The Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST). They will also learn effective strategies for working with the 12 Step Model and will be able to identify barriers to treatment. Aboriginal healing practices and interventions as related to addictions counselling are also covered.

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