Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs.

Key Competencies * Concern for Others * Integrity * Stress Tolerance * Self Control * Cooperation * Dependability * Social Orientation * Attention to Detail * Adaptability/Flexibility * Persistence

Representative Tasks * Complete and maintain accurate records or reports regarding the patients' histories and progress, services provided, or other required information. * Counsel clients or patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes. * Interview clients, review records, and confer with other professionals to evaluate individuals' mental and physical condition and to determine their suitability for participation in a specific program.


Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Government,

Job Family Community and Social Service

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