• This CAT course provides a framework and counseling model for working with clients with substance use disorders. This course supports a client-centered, counselor-directed model using a motivational interviewing style and spirit. The counselor will experience…
    This CAT course provides a framework and counseling model for working with clients with substance use disorders. This course supports a client-centered, counselor-directed model using a motivational interviewing style and spirit. The counselor will experience and learn the counseling skills to support the client in identifying and changing behaviors. Videotaping and feedback is a core teaching method and will assist the student in developing a proficient level of counseling skills. This class is nonrefundable.
    TRAINING DATES CAC LEVEL IN PERSON-ONLINE-HYBRID
    November 17 - 19 Full December 13 - 15 online/virtual2022 January 26 - 28 March 1 - 3 May 3 - 5 June 15 - 17 August 1 - 3 September 20 - 22 November 2 - 4 December 6 - 8 CAT In Person
     
  • This CAT course is designed to provide the counselor with an understanding of the clinical record and the continuum of client care that the record documents. This includes an introduction to diagnosis using the DSM…
    This CAT course is designed to provide the counselor with an understanding of the clinical record and the continuum of client care that the record documents. This includes an introduction to diagnosis using the DSM 5, ASAM Placement criteria, the use of screening and assessment instruments, treatment planning, progress notes and discharge summaries. Other critical record components such as informed consent, mandatory disclosure, and releases.
    TRAINING DATES CAC LEVEL IN PERSON-ONLINE-HYBRID
    October 11 - 25 2022 January 10 - 24 April 4 - 18 July 11 - 25 October 3 - 17 CAT Online
     
  • This CAT course will provide a basic foundation for understanding how cultural competence; awareness and sensitivity can improve quality of care and increase positive outcomes. The importance of cultural diversity as a factor in substance…
    This CAT course will provide a basic foundation for understanding how cultural competence; awareness and sensitivity can improve quality of care and increase positive outcomes. The importance of cultural diversity as a factor in substance use disorder treatment will be discussed and cultural competency will be defined as well as providing an introduction to aid the counselor in working with culturally diverse individuals, explores barriers to treatment and recovery, and presents recommended treatment approaches for diverse populations.
    TRAINING DATES CAC LEVEL IN PERSON-ONLINE-HYBRID
    November 1 - 15 2022 January 31 - February 14 May 2 - 16 August 1 - 15 October 31 - November 14 CAT Online
     
  • This CAT course will present ethical issues specific to the practice of addiction counseling and an overview of Colorado laws that regulate the practice of psychotherapy. It provides an emphasis on developing ethical decision making…
    This CAT course will present ethical issues specific to the practice of addiction counseling and an overview of Colorado laws that regulate the practice of psychotherapy. It provides an emphasis on developing ethical decision making skills, the NAADAC code of ethics and the federal confidentiality regulation. The Colorado Mental health Practice Act will be reviewed to include disciplinary procedures, prohibited activities and the role of the Department of Regulatory Agencies.
    TRAINING DATES CAC LEVEL IN PERSON-ONLINE-HYBRID
    November 8 - 22 2022 February 14 - 28 May 16 - 30 August 15 - 29 November 7 - 21 CAT Online
     
  • This CAT course uses experiential training that covers the process of change as it relates to the dynamics of an effective group experience and the qualities of group facilitation. Models of group therapy, the use…
    This CAT course uses experiential training that covers the process of change as it relates to the dynamics of an effective group experience and the qualities of group facilitation. Models of group therapy, the use of observation and feedback, group relational experience, group leadership and cultural diversity within groups will be discussed and experienced in classroom group exercises. Prerequisite: Addiction Counseling Skills
    TRAINING DATES CAC LEVEL IN PERSON-ONLINE-HYBRID
    December 1 - 9 online/virtual 2022 February 7 - 15 April 20 - 28 July 12 - 2 September 6 - 14 December 5 - 13 CAT Hybrid – First week online and last 2 days in person
     
  • This CAT course will teach the model of stages of change, motivational interviewing skills for creating an environment where positive change can occur, and how MI is effective at increasing client engagement, retention, compliance and…
    This CAT course will teach the model of stages of change, motivational interviewing skills for creating an environment where positive change can occur, and how MI is effective at increasing client engagement, retention, compliance and improving treatment outcomes. Videotaping and feedback will assist the participants in developing a standard level of counseling skills proficiency in MI. Prerequisite: Addiction Counseling Skills)
    TRAINING DATES CAC LEVEL IN PERSON-ONLINE-HYBRID
    January 10 - 18 March 7 - 15 May 9 - 17 July 25 - August 2 October 17 - 25| CAT Hybrid – First week online and last 2 days in person
     
  • This CAT course provides a solid base of knowledge about the drugs of abuse including alcohol, depressants, stimulants, cannabis, inhalants, designer drugs, hallucinogens, caffeine, nicotine and prescription drugs. It will identify physical effects of these…
    This CAT course provides a solid base of knowledge about the drugs of abuse including alcohol, depressants, stimulants, cannabis, inhalants, designer drugs, hallucinogens, caffeine, nicotine and prescription drugs. It will identify physical effects of these drugs, withdrawal syndromes and process of detoxification. Various methods of drug testing and monitoring will be addressed.
    TRAINING DATES CAC LEVEL IN PERSON-ONLINE-HYBRID
    October 25 - November 8 2022 January 24 - February 7 April 18 - May 2 July 25 - August 8 October 17 - 31 CAT Online
     
  • This CAT course presents the models of addiction, defines and outlines various types of addiction treatment, presents the national Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) principles of effective treatment and reviews the use of evidence-based treatment…
    This CAT course presents the models of addiction, defines and outlines various types of addiction treatment, presents the national Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) principles of effective treatment and reviews the use of evidence-based treatment approaches.
    TRAINING DATES CAC LEVEL IN PERSON-ONLINE-HYBRID
    October 18 - November 8 2022 January 17 - February 7 March 21 - April 11 June 6 - 27 September 12 - October 3 November 28 - December 19 CAT Online
     
  • This CAT course will introduce the counselor to the concept of trauma-informed care, an approach that is being adopted more frequently within the human services fields based upon an increased awareness of the ways in…
    This CAT course will introduce the counselor to the concept of trauma-informed care, an approach that is being adopted more frequently within the human services fields based upon an increased awareness of the ways in which trauma impacts functioning. It will describe and define trauma informed care and ways in which a traditional treatment setting can be modified to increase the sense of safety experienced by clients.
    TRAINING DATES CAC LEVEL IN PERSON-ONLINE-HYBRID
    November 29 - December 13 2022 February 28 - March 14 June 13 - 27 September 19 - October 3 December 5 - 19 CAT Online
     

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