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SPS 160.02(19m) (19m) “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.
SPS 160.02(20) (20) “Practice dimensions" means the 8 counselor practice dimensions used to effectively treat substance use disorders. They are:
SPS 160.02(20)(a) (a) Clinical evaluation.
SPS 160.02(20)(b) (b) Treatment planning.
SPS 160.02(20)(c) (c) Referral.
SPS 160.02(20)(d) (d) Service coordination.
SPS 160.02(20)(e) (e) Counseling.
SPS 160.02(20)(f) (f) Patient, family and community education.
SPS 160.02(20)(g) (g) Documentation.
SPS 160.02(20)(h) (h) Professional and ethical responsibilities.
SPS 160.02(21) (21) “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:
SPS 160.02(21)(a) (a) Promoting knowledge, attitudes, skills, values and relationships conducive to the health and well being of individuals and families.
SPS 160.02(21)(b) (b) Promoting personal competence, significance and empowerment.
SPS 160.02(21)(c) (c) Promoting responsibility, judgment, communication and conflict resolution.
SPS 160.02(21)(d) (d) Promoting cultural competency and sensitivity to differences.
SPS 160.02(21)(e) (e) Promoting community-wide asset building initiatives.
SPS 160.02(21)(f) (f) Promoting healthy support systems in families, schools, workplaces and communities.
SPS 160.02(21)(g) (g) Promoting healthy lifestyles and resistance to physical and psychological illness or psychological injury.
SPS 160.02(21)(h) (h) Involving citizens in creating cultural changes related to health and wellness.
SPS 160.02(21)(i) (i) Counteracting harmful circumstances such as substance use, health and safety hazards, isolation, violence, economic hardship and inadequate housing, childcare, transportation, education or social services.
SPS 160.02(23) (23) “Prevention specialist" means an individual who holds a prevention specialist certificate granted by the department.
SPS 160.02(24) (24) “Prevention specialist-in training" means an individual who holds a prevention specialist-in-training certificate granted by the department.
SPS 160.02(24m) (24m) “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.
SPS 160.02(25) (25) “Substance" means a psychoactive agent or chemical which principally affects the central nervous system and alters mood or behavior.
SPS 160.02(26) (26) “Substance abuse counselor" means an individual who holds a substance abuse counselor certificate granted by the department.
SPS 160.02(27) (27) “Substance abuse counselor-in-training" means an individual who holds a substance abuse counselor-in-training certificate granted by the department.
SPS 160.02(28) (28) “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., 7., 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 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, Stats.
SPS 160.03 History History: CR 07-031: cr. Register November 2007 No. 623, eff. 12-1-07; 2017 Wis. Act 262: am. Register April 2018 No. 748, eff. 5-1-18.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.