Addiction Counseling Competencies

Addiction Counseling Competencies

TAP 21

The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice

Counselors who treat people with substance use disorders do life-changing work on a daily basis, amid difficult circumstances that include staff shortages, high turnover, low salaries, and scant program funding.

Counselors come to this important work by various paths and with vastly different skills and experience. The diversity of backgrounds and types of preparation can be a strength, provided there is a common foundation from which counselors work.


Addiction Counseling Competencies

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