2023-2025 Catalog

HUMS 170 Chem Depend Individual Counseling

Presents special skills and knowledge of techniques required to be an effective Chemical Dependency counselor. Emphasis placed on methods of counselor's professional guidance and support in the client/patient effort to achieve and maintain fullest possible recovery from chemical dependency. Prerequisite: HUMS 120. (NE)




  1. Identify a variety of counseling styles and difference between psychotherapy and counseling.
  2. Characterize the basics of a variety of techniques and demonstrate applications in substance abuse counseling as defined in TAP 21 Competencies
  3. Identify different counseling approaches best fitted to a client's needs: Individualizing
  4. Identify and demonstrate basic helping skills pf empathy, attentive listening, attending, reflecting, and processing of individual counseling