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Competency Rating Form

1=Understands  2=Developing  3=Competent  4=Skilled  5=Master

PRACTICE DIMENSION V : COUNSELING

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

A collaborative process that facilitates the client's progress toward meeting treatment goals and objectives.

Counseling includes methods that are sensitive to individual client characteristics and to the influence of significant others, as well as the client's cultural and social context.  Competence in counseling is built on an understanding of appreciation of, and ability to appropriately use the contributions of various addiction counseling models as they apply to modalities of care for individuals, groups, couples and significant others.

Rating

75.

Establish a helping relationship with the client characterized by warmth, respect, genuineness, concreteness, and empathy.

76.

Facilitate the client’s engagement in the treatment and recovery process.

77.

Work with the client to establish realistic, achievable goals consistent with achieving and maintaining recovery.

78.

Promote client knowledge, skills, and attitudes that contribute to a positive change in substance use behaviors.

79.

Encourage and reinforce client actions determined to be beneficial in progressing toward treatment goals.

80.

Work appropriately with the client to recognize and discourage all behaviors inconsistent with progress toward treatment goals.

81.

Recognize how, when, and why to involve the client’s significant others in enhancing or supporting the treatment plan.

82.

Promote client knowledge, skills, and attitudes consistent with the maintenance of health and prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), tuberculosis (TB), sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and other infectious diseases.

83.

Facilitate the development of basic and life skills associated with recovery.

84.

Adapt counseling strategies to the individual characteristics of the client, including but not limited to disability, gender, sexual orientation, developmental  level, ethnicity, age, and health status.

85.

Make constructive therapeutic responses when client’s behavior is inconsistent with stated recovery goals.

86.

Apply crisis, prevention and management skills.

87.

Facilitate the client’s identification, selection, and practice of strategies that help sustain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for maintaining treatment progress and preventing relapse.

Competency Rating Form

1=Understands  2=Developing  3=Competent  4=Skilled  5=Master

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