Addiction Counsellors

(NOC 4153)

Career Description

These counsellors specialize in dealing with clients with specific problems such as drug/alcohol addiction.

Duties May Include

Addictions counsellors may:

Interview clients, prepare case histories, assess problems, and conduct vocational testing and psychometric assessment;

Develop and implement counselling/intervention programs to assist clients in determining goals and the means to attain them;

Counsel clients and provide therapy/mediation services;

Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling programs and clients' progress;

Provide public education/consultation to other professionals or groups regarding counselling services, issues, and methods;

Prepare assessments, progress, follow-up, and court reports;

Specialize in dealing with specific problems such as drug/alcohol addiction.

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Modified on July 17, 2012