(a) Alcohol and other drug abuse counseling includes the following:
(1) The evaluation and treatment of problems and misconceptions of persons who abuse
mood-altering chemicals within the context of individual, group, familial and significant
(2) The evaluation and treatment of those persons who have had their lives significantly
impacted by another person's use of alcohol or other abuse of drugs. Alcohol and other drug abuse counseling includes the provision of the primary functions
which may be performed by licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselors; and
(3) The evaluation and treatment of those persons who have had their lives significantly
impacted by compulsive gambling disorder; provided, however, that to evaluate or
treat a person significantly impacted by compulsive gambling disorder, a counselor
shall have not less than sixty (60) additional hours of specialized education relating
to compulsive gambling disorder. The education shall be in the form of formal classroom hours or annual continuing
educational hours, or a combination of such hours; provided further, that an applicant
for license as a part of the applicant's clinically supervised counseling experience
shall have experience with not less than ten (10) patients impacted by compulsive
gambling disorder. A qualified supervisor shall have not less than sixty (60) formal classroom hours
of instruction related to compulsive gambling disorder to supervise a counselor relative
to the evaluation and treatment of compulsive gambling disorder.
(b) Nothing in this part shall be construed as permitting any person licensed as an
alcohol and drug abuse counselor to perform psychological testing intended to measure
and/or diagnose mental illness. Consistent with each counselor's formal education and training, licensed alcohol
and drug abuse counselors may administer and use appropriate assessment instruments
which identify elements of perceptual inability to recognize empirical facts, problems
of appropriately displaying emotions, and inappropriate responses to the environment
of individuals, couples and families as part of the alcohol and other drug abuse therapy
process or in the development of a treatment plan in the context of chemical abuse
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