Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist Module 1
Welcome to the first module of your Stratford Career Institute Drug & Alcohol Treatment
Specialist Program. No doubt you are eager to get started. Before you do, however,
please take a moment to read this Introduction. It will explain how the materials in this
package are designed to be used.
The reading material for Module One is a text entitled Preparing to Counsel Others. It offers an introduction to the field of counseling by providing information on several key
topics that are important to understand before one goes on to acquire the technical
details of particular social problems and interventions. The next module will be sent to
you automatically once you are close to completing the assignments in this first package.
The Foundations of Human Behavior
The Process of Socialization
Social Issues in General
Social Issues in the Workplace
A Recipe for Psychological and Social Wellness
Counseling Tasks and Competencies
Recognizing Ambiguity and Complexity
This Student Assignment Booklet divides the reading material for Module One into three
assignments as follows:
Assignment 1: Pages 1 to 35, Exam 1
And Assignment 2: Pages 37 to 75, Exam 2
Assignment 3: Pages 77 to 98, Exam 3
Each assignment is preceded by a list of Learning Objectives and contains instructions
pertaining to the relevant exam and answer sheet. Read through the objectives before
you begin to study the material. Be sure to complete each assignment in the order
shown and send only your completed answer sheet to the school for evaluation.
Please send in each exam as you complete it, rather than saving them and sending
them in batches.
You may contact us with any questions or comments you may have about the material,
either in writing or via our toll-free instructional lines. Please refer to the Student
Handbook for more information on how to interact with the school. Our staff is here to
help you, and your input is valuable to us in our ongoing efforts to optimize this course
for our present and future students.