COUN521 Assessment of Drug and Alcohol Use and Co-Morbidity
10 cp Prerequisites 40 cp in 500-level COUN units Teaching Organisation 2 hours per week for twelve weeks or equivalent
This unit aims to firstly provide students with a thorough understanding of the processes involved in assessing substance use. This will include an overview of the skills and techniques involved with accurately assessing alcohol and other drug use and related needs of clients. Secondly, this unit will provide a comprehensive overview of the needs of specific client groups including clients with co-existing mental health concerns, youth, Indigenous Australians, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and clients involved with the criminal justice system.