“DSM" means the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association.
“Hour" for purposes of the educational requirement means a period of education consisting of no less than 50 minutes.
“Independent clinical supervisor" means an individual who holds an independent clinical supervisor certificate granted by the department.
“Intermediate clinical supervisor" means an individual who holds an intermediate clinical supervisor certificate granted by the department.
“Patient" means an individual who has completed the screening, placement and intake process and is receiving substance use disorder treatment services.
“Patient education” means education about the process of providing patients, groups, families, couples, significant others, and communities with information on risks related to substance use, the processes of dependence including signs, symptoms, and behavior patterns, and available resources for prevention, treatment, and recovery in culturally relevant ways. The education shall include studies in understanding addiction including addiction to nicotine, the classification and basic pharmacology of drugs, basic physiology and the effects of drug use on the human body and patient, learning styles and teaching methods, delivery of educational programs, health and behavior problems related to substance use including transmission of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections, and other infectious diseases, and basic life skills such as stress management, communication, and assertiveness.
“Practice dimensions" means the 8 counselor practice dimensions used to effectively treat substance use disorders. They are:
“Prevention" means a pro-active process of promoting supportive institutions, neighborhoods and communities that foster an environment conducive to the health and well being of individuals and families. Prevention may be targeted to specific populations or the larger community by any of the following:
Promoting knowledge, attitudes, skills, values and relationships conducive to the health and well being of individuals and families.
Promoting responsibility, judgment, communication and conflict resolution.
Promoting healthy support systems in families, schools, workplaces and communities.
Promoting healthy lifestyles and resistance to physical and psychological illness or psychological injury.
Involving citizens in creating cultural changes related to health and wellness.
Counteracting harmful circumstances such as substance use, health and safety hazards, isolation, violence, economic hardship and inadequate housing, childcare, transportation, education or social services.
“Prevention specialist" means an individual who holds a prevention specialist certificate granted by the department.
“Prevention specialist-in training" means an individual who holds a prevention specialist-in-training certificate granted by the department.
“Professional responsibility” means education that addresses standards of conduct or professional behavior expectations for counselors, supervisors, and prevention workers. Professional behavior areas to be studied shall include, at a minimum, legal issues specific to substance use disorder professional practice, patient welfare as a primary concern, responsibility for professional competence and professional development, participation in ongoing supervision and consultation, counselor values and self-care, relationships with other professionals and institutions, and the establishment of limits and boundaries in the patient relationship. This education shall also address the impact of specific cultural, ethnic, and racial influences and expectations.
“Substance" means a psychoactive agent or chemical which principally affects the central nervous system and alters mood or behavior.
“Substance abuse counselor" means an individual who holds a substance abuse counselor certificate granted by the department.
“Substance abuse counselor-in-training" means an individual who holds a substance abuse counselor-in-training certificate granted by the department.
“Substance use disorder" means the existence of a diagnosis of “substance use disorder” listed in the most current edition of DSM.
SPS 160.02 History
History: CR 07-031
: cr. Register November 2007 No. 623
, eff. 12-1-07; correction in (intro.), (9), (12) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6.
, Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671
; 2017 Wis. Act 262: cr. (2m), (3) (g), (h), (3m), am. (6), r. (9), (10), cr. (10m), r. (14), (16), cr. (19m), r. (22), cr. (24m), am. (28), r. (29) Register April 2018 No. 748, eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 160.03 Use of title.
Except as consistent with s. SPS 160.015 (2)
, a person may use the title “addiction counselor," “substance abuse counselor," “alcohol and drug counselor," “substance use disorder counselor" or “chemical dependency counselor" only if he or she is certified as a substance abuse counselor, or as a clinical substance abuse counselor under s. 440.88