“This course can help those who have a genuine interest in this area of study to gain a more valid understanding of this important career field."
Scranton, PA (PRWEB) April 11, 2010 –
Distance learning school Stratford Career Institute has added a new counseling program to their curriculum. The Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist course will focus on teaching students how to better understand and support individuals suffering with substance abuse.
This specialized career training course concentrates on current trends regarding drug use and abuse by reviewing all of the major drug groups, from stimulants and hallucinogens to over-the-counter and herbal drugs.
Once students have a more firm understanding of drugs and their affects, they will explore the most recent research on counseling techniques such as motivational interviewing, working with families, and group therapy. Students will also study the counseling process from assessment and treatment planning, all the way through to program evaluation.
Stratford says that while the course is aimed at those seeking to work toward a career as a drug and alcohol treatment specialist, the course can also be beneficial to coaches, clergy, teachers, mentors, and parents to help them recognize the signs of substance abuse and how to appropriately cope with the situation.
“This course can help those who have a genuine interest in this area of study to gain a more valid understanding of this important career field. In the same respect, the detailed information could help friends and family of those challenged by substance abuse to better understand and cope with this behavior,” said John McNeff, Vice President of Marketing for Stratford Career Institute.
Individuals interested in obtaining free career information about Stratford’s Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist course or any one of the school’s other courses can call 1-800-363-0058 ext 9980 or visit the career school’s website http://www.scitraining.com.
Stratford Career Institute offers more than 60 distance learning courses in a variety of contemporary career fields as well as a high school diploma program.
About Stratford Career Institute
Stratford Career Institute is a distance learning correspondence school that employs a distinct educational training method allowing students to complete their studies and earn their career diploma at home rather than spending hours in a classroom.
Contemporary online tools combined with traditional correspondence education give students the flexibility to study when it is convenient for them. Stratford allows their students up to two years to complete their studies.
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