Review competencies in (TAP) 21: Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge Skills and Attitudes of Professional Practice

After your self-assessment review is complete select one (and only one) competency from the Foundation and Domain areas that you have identified for future improvement.-Complete a Professional Development Plan using the form provided below for the one competency you have selected for future improvement.

 

Addiction Counselors

Description

The practice of counselor training is a complex intentional process of reflective educational and experiential activities to promote the development of attitudes knowledge and skills. The primary goal of counselor preparation programs is to educate and train students to become competent counselors by equipping them with necessary skills knowledge and experiences.

Students training to be counselors increase their self-awareness and reflective practice throughout their educational experience. Increased understanding regarding counseling trainee development aid educators’ ability to develop and deliver educational and supervision interventions. It can also help individual counselors assess their own ongoing development as counselors.

The following assignment will help you understand the role and strategies used in the training and supervision of addiction counselors and to help you assess your current competencies and develop a plan to further develop your competence as an Addictions Counselor.

You will use (TAP) 21: Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge Skills and Attitudes of Professional Practice in conducting a limited self-assessment of your current competencies in the area of Addiction Counseling and then develop a Professional Development Plan for yourself. Specifically here is the assignment:

-Review competencies in (TAP) 21: Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge Skills and Attitudes of Professional Practice

-Read Appendix B-The Competencies: A Complete List which starts on manual page 177.

-Review the Foundation and Domain areas and engage in a self-assessment of your proficiency on each of the competencies described in the Foundation and Domain areas.

-After your self-assessment review is complete select one (and only one) competency from the Foundation and Domain areas that you have identified for future improvement.

-Complete a Professional Development Plan using the form provided below for the one competency you have selected for future improvement.

Be specific regarding Knowledge Skill or Attitude you want to develop what activities you will undertake to accomplish your goal and how you will measure your progress/success. Because TAP 21 does not include KSAs (Knowledge Skill Attitude) for each competency you will need to develop your own KSA objectives based on the competency you choose to further develop or enhance. Use PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FORM to complete your assignment.

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