This is an exciting course, as it is your introduction to the study counseling and to give you the opportunity to begin to gain greater knowledge of mental health counseling in general with additional exposure to chemical dependency counseling because even if this is not your emphasis in this program you will find that many of your clients will have such problems. This course will provide you with a broad exposure to counseling in general and then in your chosen area of emphasis.
An Introduction To Counseling, 3rd ed. by John McLeod. Berkshire, UK: Open University Press: 2003. ISBN # 0335211895.
Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide, 3rd ed. by Robert R. Perkinson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications: 2007. ISBN # 9781412957007