New counseling theories class offered this fall

Kilgore College Workforce Development and Continuing Education will offer a new class, “Counseling Theories,” a 15-week introductory substance abuse counseling theory course.

Taught by Stacy Richards, licensed chemical dependency counselor, the class will examine major theories and current treatment modalities used in the field of counseling for substance use disorders.

The class is a non-credit continuing education course that does not lead to a certification as a counselor.

“The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of advisement strategies that can be used with those who work with individuals in recovery to increase the likelihood of treatment compliance and recovery,” said Frank Mosley, KC workforce development specialist.  “This includes pastors, mental health professionals or individuals who have an interest in renewing their current LCDC license.”

The class is set for 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 4 through Dec. 11 at KC-Longview.

Cost of the class is $375.

”Students will be able to use theories in real-life practice and learn to integrate these theories into an individualized counseling style,” Richards said.  “Students will learn how to incorporate thinking, feeling and behavioral dimensions of the human experience.”

The program is certified by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Students must be at least 18 years of age.  There are no prerequisites.

To register for this course or for more information, please contact Frank Mosley at 903-983-8645 or fmosley@kilgore.edu.