The Addiction Counseling Certificate (ACC) provides specialized education and training in the prevention, intervention, and treatment of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) disorders. Specifically, the coursework provides education in the theories, techniques, and core functions of substance abuse counseling, focusing on evidence-based research and best practice standards. Specialized clinical experience complements coursework. This certificate program fulfills the educational requirements for Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC).
Current enrollment as a graduate student in a mental-health related field and in good academic standing, or a graduate degree in counseling or closely related mental health field from an accredited university.
Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Successful completion of course work in the following areas: counseling theories and interviewing, human growth and development, assessment and evaluation, individual and group counseling, family counseling, and multicultural counseling. Those who have not successfully completed the necessary coursework may fulfill them during the course of their studies toward earning the Addiction Counseling certificate.
The proposed Addiction Counseling Certificate (ACC) requires completion of 21 graduate credits.
Required Core Courses
|COUN-425||Diagnosis And Treatment Of Addictive Disorders||3|
|COUN-426||Advanced Treatment Of Addictive Disorders||3|
|COUN-428||Advanced Issues In Co-occurring Disorders And Counseling Interventions||3|
|COUN-438||Trauma And Crisis Counseling||3|
Required Clinical Courses
Completion of 500 supervised clinical experience at an approved addiction counseling site. Students may choose from one of the four counselor education programs’ Practicum and Internship courses:
Clinical Mental Health Counseling:
|COUN-444||Practicum: Group Supervision In Clinical Mental Health Counseling||3|
|COUN-464||Internship I: Clinical Mental Health Counseling||3|
|COUN-445||Practicum I:Group Supervision In Couple And Family Counseling||3|
|COUN-465||Internship I:Group Supervision In Couple And Family Counseling||3|
|COUN-446||Practicum In Rehabilitation Counseling||3|
|COUN-463||Internship I:Rehabilitation Counseling||3|
|COUN-442||Practicum I:Group Supervision In School Counseling||3|
|COUN-462||Internship I:School Counseling||3|