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The SUD Counseling and Referral Development Skills course is designed for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) counselors seeking to enhance their counseling and referral skills in diverse treatment settings. The course provides a comprehensive exploration of evidence-based practices, motivational interviewing, group counseling dynamics, and referral mechanisms. Through this training, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to foster recovery, manage group dynamics, and effectively integrate counseling theories into practice, thereby supporting clients on their path to recovery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand and Apply Evidence-Based Counseling Techniques: Learn how to integrate approaches like motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy within counseling sessions.
  • Develop Group Counseling Skills: Master the art of facilitating group sessions that enhance self-awareness, provide support, and promote skill development among participants.
  • Enhance Referral Skills: Gain proficiency in identifying appropriate referral options and effectively coordinating with other healthcare providers and community resources.
  • Promote Recovery and Wellness: Support clients in their recovery journey by applying a holistic and multidisciplinary approach that considers their psychological, social-cultural, biological, and spiritual dimensions.
  • Navigate Diversity and Cultural Competence: Implement culturally competent counseling practices that respect and utilize the cultural, social, and individual diversity of clients.