ALDAC 206 Chemical Dependency Group Counseling • 3 Cr.


Examines psycho-educational dynamics, models, techniques and theories of group counseling with alcoholic and drug addicted individuals. Includes practice and development of group counseling skills. Prerequisite: ALDAC 106 and permission of program director.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe variety of culturally appropriate models and strategies for group counseling clients with substance use disorders
  • Demonstrate the ability to form group by determining size type and purpose of group; establishing criteria for entrance into group; establishing group goals and ground rules for behavior; identifying outcomes; and determining criteria and methods for client termination and/or graduation
  • Describe and summarize client behavior in group for the purpose of documenting client's progress
  • Demonstrate the ability to shift focus of group when process and content are not consistent with group meeting goals
  • Describe variety of dynamic processes group experience as new members join and old members exit group