We’ve talked about the rise of evidence-based therapy as a means of treating substance abuse and addiction. You may have heard of another type of therapy referred to as solution-focused therapy. What is it, and can it help addicts recover? The answers might surprise you. Solution-focused therapy, … [Read more...] aboutCan Solution-Focused Therapy Help Individuals In Recovery?
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Addiction isn’t easy. It can be as pervasive and damaging as cancer. For substance abuse counselors, treatment doesn’t always end after court-ordered or initial counseling. In many cases, this is the first step in recovery, and client treatment is furthered through consultation both during and after … [Read more...] about12 Core Functions: Furthering Client Treatment through Consultation
Writing reports and keeping records is absolutely critical to client care. Without an accurate history of a client’s progress, collaboration between caregivers becomes impossible, goal-setting becomes pointless, and prescribing medicine or therapies becomes dangerous. You’ll need to demonstrate the … [Read more...] about12 Core Functions: Counselor Report and Record Keeping
When a client’s needs go beyond what you and your agency can provide, you’ll need to refer them to other resources within their community and support network. The process is much more involved than simply providing contact information. There are several aspects to each referral that need to be … [Read more...] about12 Core Functions: Identifying the Need for a Referral