The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This workshop provides an overview of the 12 core functions for substance use counselors.  It is created for new counselors working toward credentialing.  The core functions discussed will be screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping and consultation.  It will also include discussion of the related global criteria of substance use counseling. Participants will be shown the value of each function, how they are interrelated, and form an understanding of how they apply to clinical practice.   

Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Define the role of the twelve core functions within counseling practice;
  • Describe the interrelated aspects of the core functions and global criteria; and
  • Develop a better understanding of the core functions in the counseling process.

NOTE:  Although this course meets categories of competence for substance use and other mental health counselors, this training is intended for individuals new to the profession of substance use disorders.  This course is core in nature and offers basic information.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:David Parisi, LICSW, MLADC, is in private practice in Central New Hampshire, where he has been providing mental health and chemical dependency treatment services for over 40 years. He was a member of the NH Certification Board for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors since its inception and was a member of the Peer Review Committee attaché to the NH Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Practice. Mr. Parisi served as the Chair of the Case Presentation Method Committee of the ICRC.AODA and was instrumental in the development of the process and standards for assessing alcohol and drug abuse counselor competency internationally. He was a faculty member of the New England Institute on Addiction Studies for over 20 years and is recognized internationally for providing professional training on counseling skills and counselor competency.

Event Details

September 22, 2023
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH
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