This is a practice oriented course. The course provides a hands-on approach to counselling work with individuals with addiction issues. Several contemporary treatment approaches will be reviewed with a focus on developing knowledge and practicing specific counselling skills, such as: Solution-Focused, Strength-Based, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness principles with clients with an addiction issue. There is also an emphasis on how to engage mandated clients and individuals reluctant to change. Relapse indicators and assessment tools, treatment planning and strategies from a variety of perspectives will also be covered in this course.