Counsels and aids individuals requiring assistance dealing with substance abuse problems, such as alcohol or drug abuse. Provides diagnosis for Substance Use Disorder.
- Interviews patients and completes a Bio-psychosocial Assessment to develop an individual treatment plan
- Confers with family members, other agencies, and interdisciplinary team throughout the treatment process.
- Applies therapies and interventions to address patients’ cognitive and behavioral impairment.
- Provides Recovery Counseling for Outpatient Participants
- Provides Trauma Counseling
Groups and Lectures
- Counsels patients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.
- Completes and maintains records regarding treatments, progress, services provided and other required information.
- Education: CRADC & License Professional Counselor at minimum
- Must be certified by the Missouri Credentialing Board to provide substance use disorder treatment services
- Preferred experience working with co-occurring psychiatric disordered patients in an inpatient setting.
- Knowledge of chemical dependency treatment, therapeutic interventions, ASAM Criteria including placement criteria, continued stay and chemical dependency diagnosis.
- Knowledge of pharmacology and withdrawal syndromes, co-occurring mental disorders, family dynamics and abuse related issues.
- Knowledge of group therapy and treatment plan development utilizing different techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy approaches.
- Ability to conduct crisis intervention including motivational intervention and conflict resolution.
- Ability to manage a caseload with changing priorities.
- Excellent verbal and written communication
- Active listening
- Social perceptiveness
- Critical thinking
- Service orientation
- Judgment and decision making
- Complex problem solving