Counselor has to be in Wisconsin( Google one) Think like a student who has knowledge of counseling when doing this paper. Be excited on getting to know what addiction counseling is.
Description: Interview an AODA counselor (SAC-T, or SAC, or CSAC; a counselor who works specifically with addicted/alcoholic people and their families) and complete a 3-4-page paper in a summarized format, complete with introduction, your reaction to the interview, and conclusions. Include the answers to the following questions:
Ø How would this counselor define his/her role?
Ø What population does he/she work with (i.e. age group, race, gender)?
Ø In what setting does the counselor work? (intake, assessment, outpatient, group therapy, inpatient, etc.)
Ø What does this counselor feel is the most important part of the assessment process?
Ø What are the assessment tools used?
Ø What is difficult about diagnosing AODA?
Ø Does this counselor address non-substance addictions? If so, how is this different from AODA?
Ø What is this counselor’s (or agency’s) view of addressing mental health issues in the AODA treatment setting? How do they deal with medication and dual diagnosis?
Ø What rewards does this counselor experience in his/her job?
Ø How does he/she address the client’s denial?
Ø At what point is family involved? At what level?
Ø What is the counselor’s favorite part about his/her position as an AODA counselor?
Ø How does this counselor avoid burnout?
Ø What trends has this counselor seen in the field of addiction counseling, (changes) and how does he/she feel about these?
Ø Identify at least two additional questions you choose to ask, identify what you ask, why you chose these questions, and the answers.