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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name three steps to the self monitoring technique.
-Name three aspects of slowing down drinking.
-Name three ways for controlled drinking clients to affirm progress.
-Name four triggers that can lead to excessive alcohol use for the controlled drinker.
-Name two methods your client can use to manage emotions in a more productive way than by excessive alcohol use.
-Name three steps that you can use to help your clients in preserving positive self-concepts.
-Name three techniques for relating to others your controlled-drinking client might use.
-Name four reasons for integrating Controlled Drinking (CD) approaches into the traditional abstinence oriented alcoholism treatment system.
-Explain the elements of the AkT Controlled Drinking Program.
-Explain the most important result of the motivational-interview controlled drinking intervention.
-Name three cues or triggers for increased alcohol desire that clients on a controlled drinking program should be aware of.
-Name two social environment risk factors addressed in Werch’s intervention.
-Explain effective treatments for alcohol abuse according to the cognitive processing model.
-Name the five interview strategies and tactics used in motivational interviewing.
-Name the three steps in opening a dialogue about alcohol use with an older client.
-Explain the focus of homework assignments in Stein’s relapse prevention strategy.
-Name the three types of client-therapist relationships in solution-focused counseling.


"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."