The required curriculum for the certificate in alcohol and drug counseling comprises a 26 semester credit sequence of courses. LADC license requires completion of the 18 credits required for the certificate in addiction studies, the 880 hour practicum sequence, a bachelor’s degree, and a passing score on the BBHT exam. Students with bachelor’s degrees have the option of taking the practicum for graduate credit.

HUSE435EFamilies in Cross-Cultural Perspective3
HUSE445Counseling Microskills3
HUSE450Introduction to Addictions Counseling3
HUSE455Pharmacology of Addictions3
HUSE460Assessment and Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders3
HUSE481Internship in Addictions Counseling I4
HUSE485HProfessional Practice Issues and Ethics3
HUSE491Internship in Addictions Counseling II4
Total Credits26

Sample Course Sequence

This example includes the courses for the certificate for a hypothetical student who starts in the Spring Semester.

First Year
 SpringCreditsSummerCredits
 HUSE435E Families in Cross-Cultural Perspective3HUSE455 Pharmacology of Addictions3
 HUSE445 Counseling Microskills3HUSE460 Assessment and Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders3
 HUSE485H Professional Practice Issues and Ethics3 
 HUSE450 Introduction to Addictions Counseling3 
  12 6
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
HUSE481 Internship in Addictions Counseling I4HUSE491 Internship in Addictions Counseling II4 
 4 4 
Total Credits: 26