Counseling and guidance (C&G) is the most important service provided during rehabilitation and in some cases may be the only substantial service needed.
A qualified counselor provides C&G throughout the rehabilitation process to:
- promote a successful relationship between the consumer and counselor; and
- help the consumer achieve his or her rehabilitation goal.
C&G is short-term and problem-centered. It is not therapy. Refer a consumer who needs intensive counseling to an appropriate resource.