Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:35)
Katie Hackney provides group, individual, and family therapy for patients with substance abuse issues.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor: Career Beginnings (01:19)
Hackney believes it is her destiny to help others. Her history with an eating disorder and hospitalization gives her perspective.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor: Keys for Success (01:27)
Hackney lists qualities that a substance abuse counselor should have including: compassion, strong-will, and organization skills.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor: Education and Certification Requirements (01:08)
A substance abuse counselor needs a bachelor's degree in a health-related field and must be educated in patient safety.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor: Workplace Atmosphere (01:03)
Hackney works long hours, visiting clients on different shifts, to support her staff and fully evaluate patients.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:35)
Hackney strongly advises volunteering to determine if you like the work and to gain experience.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor: A Day on the Job (00:51)
Hackney discusses the unpredictability of management. In her position as a therapist, she checks on patients throughout the day and touches base with staff.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor: Industry Goals and Services (00:57)
Counselors aim to deliver quality care services while meeting the individualized needs of their patients.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor: Industry Challenges (00:54)
The stigma of mental health and access to care are challenges faced by this field.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor: Looking at the Future (01:11)
Hackney hopes the stigma associated with mental health will decline and more people will seek help. In that case, the need for counselors will grow.
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