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Substance abuse

  1. 1. Substance abuse and <br />behavioral disorder counselors<br />Marissa Lyle Hour 3May 2, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Could you image going to work everyday and just sitting in an office or doing paper work all day and not working with people and being alone all day? If you are like me you would hate that. This is why I would like to be a Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselor. I became interested with this career last year when I had a high school 101 class and we where talking about how many people struggle with addictions and food disorders and the people in their life don’t really care which is one of the main reason they are in the condition that they are in. Also, because I have had people in my family struggle with addiction and its sad to watch their life fall apart. I will be researching the job conditions, money, the training that you need and more. Who knows, maybe after this presentation you will consider being and Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselor. <br />
  3. 3. Nature of work <br /><ul><li>Be patient
  4. 4. Be willing to take the chances of the clients to relapse and get violent.
  5. 5. Be able to work in different communities & with different people
  6. 6. Be comforting & understanding
  7. 7. Must recognize the issue(s) to be able to provide their clients with the right support
  8. 8. running group therapy sessions
  9. 9. meeting with clients one on one
  10. 10. monitoring client’s behavior</li></li></ul><li>Working Conditions<br /><ul><li>Many counselors work in an office and see patients threw out the day
  11. 11. Day treatment programs
  12. 12. Private practice,
  13. 13. Community health organizations,
  14. 14. Hospitals</li></li></ul><li>Training, Qualifications, Advancement<br /><ul><li>Vary with the occupational specialty and State licensure and certification requirements
  15. 15. Master’s is usually required to be licensed or certified as a counselor
  16. 16. Some cases these counselors may need only a high school diploma and certification(depending on the state requirements)
  17. 17. A period of supervised clinical experience in counseling, typically are required. </li></ul>I would like to go to Wayne State <br />
  18. 18. Job Outlook/Employment<br /><ul><li>Expected to grow more than the average other occupation
  19. 19. Substance counselor expected to go up 21%
  20. 20. More people are going to get treatment since moneys tight
  21. 21. Drug offenders are more likely to go to treatment then jail now</li></ul>Employment in 2008- 257,800 people <br />Employment in 2018(should be)- 314,400 people <br />
  22. 22. Earnings<br />Life style goals…<br /><ul><li>Go to collage (Wayne State)
  23. 23. Get a job as a substance abuse and behavioral counselor </li></ul>Average earnings…<br /><ul><li>Low- less than $24,240
  24. 24. Median-Earned between earn $34,000 and $47,290
  25. 25. High- Earned more than $59,460</li></ul>1st purchase I hope will be an apartment <br />
  26. 26. Related Occupation<br />Training- <br /><ul><li>Bachelor's degree in social work (most common)
  27. 27. Majors in psychology, sociology, and related fields may qualify for some jobs</li></ul>Outlook-<br /><ul><li>Expected to increase by 16% during the 2008–18 decade</li></ul>Earnings-<br /><ul><li>Low- less than $25,870
  28. 28. Medium- between $31,040 and $52,080
  29. 29. High- more than $66,430</li></ul>Child Social Worker-<br />Responsibilities-<br /><ul><li>Be nice
  30. 30. Caring
  31. 31. Understanding
  32. 32. Like to work with people </li></ul>Work conditions-<br /><ul><li>Mental
  33. 33. Most of their time in an office or residential facility
  34. 34. Sometimes travels to schools, or go to meetings </li></ul>I choose this job as a backup plan because I love to work with people & help them out. That’s all I see myself doing in the future is helping people. <br />
  35. 35. Summary<br />Now that I have done the research on being Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselor I now know that this is definitely what I want to become. I look forward to helping people and even saving some peoples life’s. I lease look forward to the patients that unfortunately don’t get help and continue with the bad habits they started with. The learning experience over all would be good because it is teaching you how to be helpful, caring, understanding and I think a lot more people would rather be around a nice person who you can trust than someone you can’t trust and is mean. Now the answer is up to you. Could you handle being a Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselor?<br />
  36. 36. Work cited <br /><ul><li>http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos067.htm
  37. 37. http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos060.htm</li>

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