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5. Work effectively with a client who has both a substance use and an anxiety disorder.
7. Screen clients for co-occurring mental health disorders.
8. Help a client determine who is available to support her/his recovery.
9. Work effectively with a client who has both a substance use and a psychotic disorder (e.g.‚ schizophrenia).
14.Help a client develop realistic expectations about recovery.
15.React spontaneously and responsively in a group counseling situation.
19.Help a client recognize what triggers her/his substance use.
20.Write accurate and concise assessment reports.
21.Assess a client’s financial concerns.
22.Summarize a client’s treatment and recovery information for other professionals.
23.Establish a warm‚ respectful relationship with a client.
25.Challenge behaviors that interfere with a client’s recovery.
28.Work effectively with a client who has both a substance use and a mood disorder (e.g.‚ depression).
31.Maintain a respectful and nonjudgmental atmosphere with a client.
(1) specific addiction counseling skills‚ (2) assessment‚ treatment planning‚ and referral skills‚ (3) co-occurring disorders skills‚ (4) group counseling skills‚ and (5) basic counseling skills
1 = no confidence to 6 = absolute confidence
specific addiction counseling skills (items 1‚ 8‚ 13 ‚14 17‚ 18‚ 19‚ and 25); assessment‚ treatment planning‚ and referral skills (10‚ 20‚ 21‚ 22‚ and 24); co-occurring disorders skills (items 5‚ 7‚ 9‚ 12‚ 16‚ and 28); group counseling skills (items 6‚ 11‚ 15‚ 26‚ 27‚ and 29); and basic counseling skills (items 2‚ 3‚ 4‚ 23‚ 30‚ and 31)
This instrument can be found at: Simmons C. A.‚ Lehmann P. (eds). Google Scholar
Wendler‚ A. M. (2008). Validation of the Addiction Counseling Self-Efficacy Scale (ACSES). Dissertation Abstracts International‚ 68(9-B)‚ 6343.