Discuss the different types of psychoeducation and psychotherapeutic clinical group therapies used in treatment of substance use disorders. How would the prescreening process for referrals look different for each? If you determined a client needed a referral for an alternative treatment, how would you describe the referral process and complementary treatment alternatives?
Support groups are separate from clinical therapy groups. Why is it important for substance use disorders counselors to know what happens in non-clinical support groups? How could this knowledge benefit treatment?
Why is it important to develop an empathetic relationship with a client with a substance use disorder? How would you challenge behaviors and thoughts that are not recovery promoting and how would you provide information to them relating to substance use disorder and treatment?