ALDAC 103 Introduction to Counseling Helping Profession • 3 Cr.


Introduces basic theories, models and techniques used in the counseling professions. Includes interviews with current counseling professionals, hands on practice with counseling techniques and transference, counter-transference self-awareness inventories.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Recognize that crisis may indicate an underlying substance use disorder and may be a window of opportunity for change
  • Describe the personal benefits and liabilities of being employed in the field of chemical dependency counseling
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance of self-awareness in one's personal and professional life
  • Describe the collaborative process that facilitates the client's progress toward mutually determined goals and objectives
  • Demonstrate the utilization of strategies designed to maintain personal physical and mental wellness