Hi! My name is Charles Whalen
I am an American Indian/Native American Alcohol and Drug Counselor/Chemical Dependency Counselor. I am an Enrolled Member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
As an Alcohol and Drug Counselor/Chemical Dependency Counselor, I have worked with those deemed hard to serve; long term unemployed, drug abusers, felons, and the mentally ill. I am comfortable working with any population as a counselor, case manager, manager, and supervisor. I believe that I have a positive perspective from my interactions that will benefit those with whom I work.
I am a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in New York State. I am an Alcohol and Drug Counselor Reciprocal (ADCR-MN) In Minnesota State. I am an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC). My credentials are through the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC & RC).
June 2016 - Present
Pinnacle Recovery Services
§ Meet with clients, complete bio-psycho-social assessments.
§ Complete Treatment Plans and assist clients with goals and objectives.
§ Conduct Group and Individual Counseling Sessions.
§ Give lectures to clients about the disease model of chemical dependency.
§ Provide education to clients about resources in the community that support and encourage recovery lifestyle such as AA, Alanon, NA, and other options.
§ Familiar with the duties associated with the 12 core functions.
§ Familiar and cognizant of the confidentiality requirement of The Federal Confidentiality Rule (CFR-42).
§ Able to meet the record keeping requirements in MN Rule 9530.6440 (Rule 31).
§ Have the skills necessary to build therapeutic alliances with clients.
HOMETOWN: Oglala, SD
CURRENT HOME: Onamia, MN
and I’m a Chemical Dependency Counselor.
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