This unit aims to foster the professional and personal development of the student practitioner, in relation to current standards of best practice, research evidence and theory.
On completion of this unit the learner will be able to:
* Interpret own roles and responsibilities in the organisation, recognising the limitations of own competence and areas of responsibility;
* Monitor, reassess, evaluate and report on the process and outcomes of interventions used with clients;
* Apply the principles of equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice, demonstrating awareness of relevant legislation and codes of practice;
* Critically reflect on own professional development needs and devise plan/strategies to meet them within a given timescale.
* Working within a team and individually to complete a relevant and agreed project or tasks.
* Improving own performance through critical self-reflection, the implementation of evidence-based practice, and continual professional development activities.
The professional practice for this unit is that the learner must be able to demonstrate that they can:
* Share information and skills with other professionals;
* Work in co-operation with other professionals.
1. Significant and emerging theories and principles of:
a. Roles of other professionals in the field of addictions counselling/treatment.
b. Group dynamics and multi-disciplinary team working.
2. Methods, techniques and processes relating to:
a. Recognising and avoiding stereotypical assumptions.
b. Identifying different role positions and expectations of the worker.
3. Information and facts about:
* The role of self in the organisation and the limitations of own competence and area of responsibility.