Alcohol and drug counseling is about more than treatment, it is about helping others transform their lives.
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Meets requirements for certification
Courses meet the 880 hour (9-12 month) practical experience requirement for certification in Minnesota as an alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) as prescribed by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.
Develops core counselor skills
Learn personal, interpersonal, and professional skills needed for effective addictions counseling, including ethical practices and sensitivity to diversity.
All courses are online, so you can balance the time commitment of your practical experience with course requirements.
Our graduates can take the skills gained from our Addiction Studies Certificate and Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate programs to become competent, effective counselors.
Learn how to:
- Practice evidence-based addictions counseling
- Screen, assess, and design addictions treatment plans
- Practice intercultural sensitivity in addictions counseling
- Integrate a Christian worldview with addictions counseling
- Navigate the professional and ethical issues faced by addictions counselors
Areas of Study
Our graduates may continue on to study such areas as:
- Addiction Studies Certificate
- Counseling Psychology
- Marriage and Family Therapy
- Mental Health Counseling