Oct 26, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SA 128 - Group Counseling Approaches in Substance Abuse

Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide a comprehensive overview of group counseling theory, methods, and techniques, and will focus particularly on the chemically addicted population. Classes will include didactic presentation of information, skills acquisition, and group participation, and will serve as a place to begin practicing new skills and experiencing how group processes work.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • apply group counseling strategies from accepted and culturally appropriate models when working with clients with substance abuse disorders;
  • facilitate curative factors necessary for successful therapy groups with addicted clients and practice their application;
  • identify differences between manifest and latent content and practice uncovering latent themes in addiction groups; and
  • demonstrate skills in documenting the client's progress and participation in group therapy sessions.

Prerequisites: AC 214 or SA 110
F/S (C)