These counsellors specialize in dealing with clients with specific problems such as drug/alcohol addiction.
Addictions counsellors may:
Interview clients, prepare case histories, assess problems, and conduct vocational testing and psychometric assessment;
Develop and implement counselling/intervention programs to assist clients in determining goals and the means to attain them;
Counsel clients and provide therapy/mediation services;
Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling programs and clients' progress;
Provide public education/consultation to other professionals or groups regarding counselling services, issues, and methods;
Prepare assessments, progress, follow-up, and court reports;
Specialize in dealing with specific problems such as drug/alcohol addiction.
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