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Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2015) Addiction counseling competencies. The knowledge, skills, and attitudes of professional practice. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Technical assistance publication (TAP) series 21. HHS publication no. (SMA) 15-4171..

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When creating The Competencies, the US-based National Curriculum Committee recognized a need to emphasize three characteristics of competency: knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Many hours were spent conceptualizing a differentiated model when designing TAP 21—a model that could address general KSAs necessary for all practitioners dealing with substance use disorders while explaining the more specific needs of professional substance abuse treatment counselors.

Introduction
Section 1: Transdisciplinary Foundations
I. Understanding Addiction
II. Treatment Knowledge
III. Application to Practice
IV. Professional Readiness

Section 2: Practice Dimensions
I. Clinical Evaluation
II. Treatment Planning
III. Referral
IV. Service Coordination
V. Counseling
VI. Client, Family, and Community Education
VII. Documentation
VIII. Professional and Ethical Responsibilities

Section 3: Additional Resources
Cultural Competency
Internet Resources
Attitudes Bibliography
Recovery Bibliography

Section 4: Appendices
A. Glossary
B. The Competencies: A Complete List
C. National Validation Study: Defining and Measuring the Competence of Addiction Counselors
D. Complete Bibliography
E. Other Contributors

[See link below for TAP 21A Competencies for substance abuse treatment clinical supervisors]


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Education and training, Psychosocial treatment method
Date
November 2015
Identification #
Technical assistance publication (TAP) series 21. HHS publication no. (SMA) 15-4171.
Pages
236 p.
Publisher
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Corporate Creators
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Place of Publication
Rockville, MD
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Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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