Chemical Dependency and the Asian/Pacific Islander: The Population and the Problem (3 hours)
This 3 hour course by Laurie Rokutani provides insight and an overview to the population, identifying various problems and issues, as well as counseling issues and needs.
This course is part of our Chemical Dependency and the and Asian/Pacific Islander series. Courses in this series include:
- Chemical Dependency and the and Asian/Pacific Islander: The Population and the Problem
- Chemical Dependency and the and Asian/Pacific Islander: Skills and Strategies for Counseling Asian Americans with Substance Abuse Issues
**PLEASE NOTE: Each course is self-contained - you do not need to take one course to to benefit from the other.**
By participating in this Distance Learning Course the trainee will:
- Identify the various groups the make-up this population.
- Examine various myths and stereotypes.
- Review the history of this population in the United States.
- Explore special problems that exist for this population.
- Identify treatment strategies.
Laurie Rokutani has been a counselor for over twenty years, serving a wide variety of clientele (from indigent substance abusers to the very affluent) in a wide variety of settings (private practice to community agencies) in various geographical locations (coast to coast and in between!). From her beginning in general counseling to substance abusing clients, she shifted gears into substance abuse prevention (K-12), then into Student Assistance Program counseling and coordination. From there she left direct service and went into academia, where she is currently teaching both prevention and counseling courses. She is also currently providing prevention consultation to schools and agencies as a part of the counseling program's emphasis in addictions counseling and prevention.
Internet Format - Coursework that is available immediately via a downloadable PDF file (a popular online format that requires you to have the Adobe Reader program, or one similar, installed on your computer). Many websites already use this very user friendly file format, so chances are you already have a PDF reader installed on your computer. This format allows faster downloading, easier reading, and easier printing. All course materials will be included, as will the link to the post-test required for course completion. Access and downloading information will be immediately sent to the email address you provide at checkout. There is no additional charge for this format.
USB Flash Drive Format - Different computers, processors, ISP's, and software make it sometimes difficult or time-consuming to capture materials provided via the Internet. As a result, we've added the Flash Drive format to our list of options. With this format we will send you a Flash Drive by Priority Mail that can be used on any computer, laptop, tablet with a USB port. The drive will include a PDF copy of the course or courses ordered along with the test link needed to complete your course using our online test system. This option will include additional per course costs for materials/shipping/handling.
Hard Copy Format - Coursework that is delivered to you by Priority Mail in book form. All course materials will be included, as will the post-test required for course completion. For immediate results and faster certificate processing an email containing instructions on how to access your post-test online will be sent to the email address provided at checkout. Should you not want to submit the test yourself, a mail/fax form is also included that will allow you to mail or fax your test responses to us for processing. Hard copy courses will include additional per course costs for materials/shipping/handling.
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