A concentration in Alcohol & Drug Use Counseling gives students the option to become a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) after completing a licensing exam and other requirements. The program includes graduate level academic course credits, a practicum, and a supervised internship. Students pursuing the online substance abuse counseling degree will explore and identify the causes of substance disorders and develop skills to assess, diagnose, and treat people in individual and group settings.
Graduates will be able to:
- Use counseling and communication skills regarding issues of substance use
- Implement cognitive-behavioral strategies for individuals, families, and groups
- Develop treatment plans based on client needs
- Understand ethical considerations in substance use counseling
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV
- Applicant must have a bachelor's degree in psychology or related field.