This course reviews the key principles of assessment, selected assessment instruments, and the assessment process. The course also addresses the specific relationship of assessment to treatment planning.
In the second section of the course, there is a presentation of guidelines for developing a successful therapeutic relationship with individuals who have COD. The section describes specific techniques for counselors that appear to be the most successful in treating clients with COD and introduces guidelines that are important for the successful use of all of these techniques.
The goals and objectives for the first section of this course are for the student understand:
• Screening and basic assessment for COD
• The assessment process
The goals and objectives for the second section of this course are for the
student to understand:
• Guidelines for a successful therapeutic relationship with a client who has COD
• Techniques for working with clients with COD