Theory and Practice of Addiction Counseling
|A newly revised and updated 15 hour overview course that reviews the
fundamental problems of
addiction in society today and identifies the various theories of
addiction and treatment options available today. This course includes a
basic history of the various drugs of abuse. An excellent course for
both beginning counselors or any helping professional seeking to work with
the chemically dependent population.
This course provides the participant with an in-depth overview of the chemical dependency profession, providing the trainee with insights in the problems, the population we serve, and the variety of treatment options that the counselor might be involved with. This overview can help the trainee to critically look at the educational needs they will have based on the type of treatment service they might be involved with, as well as the population they might serve.
By participating in this Distance Learning Course, the trainee will:
Your Course Instructor:
While in Texas Kevin served as the Texas Coordinator for the federally funded Project for Addiction Counselor Training (PACT) program. For this project Mr. Scheel designed a 270 hour curriculum for beginning counselors, delivering over 45,000 hours of classroom training to 415 minority students. As a result of his efforts, 268 of these students have gone on to obtain their credentials to practice chemical dependency counseling in Texas.
Kevin also served in the position as Coordinator for the Texas Addiction Training Center (currently the Texas Addition Technology Transfer Center), a federally funded project from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment in Washington, D.C. The goal of this project has been to increase the level of addiction education to the various disciplines offering counseling services to drug and alcohol affected clients. In Texas this project worked with 8 major colleges and universities.
In addition to his role as a co-founder of DLCAS, Kevin is currently serving as the Director of Educational Services.