Topic 4 DQ 1
Support groups are separate from clinical therapy groups. Why is it important for substance use disorder counselors to know what happens in non-clinical support groups? What faith-based programs or organizations are in your area? How could this knowledge benefit treatment that is provided to the client?
Topic 4 DQ 2
Reflect on Matthew 7:12, Ephesians 4:32, and I Peter 3:8. Why is it important to develop an empathetic relationship with a client with a substance use disorder? How would you challenge behaviors and thoughts that are not recovery promoting? Furthermore, how would you provide information to them relating to substance use disorder and treatment?