HSCD 155 Chemical Dependency Counseling I: Individuals & Groups

This course explores learning in a collaborative process that facilitates the client's progress toward mutually determined treatment goals and objectives. Students will learn counseling competencies that will include sensitivity to the client's individual characteristics and culture, the role of the counselor, approaches to counseling and addiction disorders, use of warmth, respect, genuineness, concreteness and empathy, and the therapeutic use of power and authority. Group dynamics and CD group counseling requirements as per the WAC and RCW will be covered.




Completion of a terminal degree associate or higher, or successful completion of HS 222, HS 230, HS 241, and HS 255.