Allied Human Services

Addiction Counseling Option

Albert Phillips LGSW,
Approved Drug and Alcohol Supervisor
Liberty Campus/Main Building 253C

Addiction Counseling Degree (127)
(Associate of Applied Science Degree in Allied Human Services Degree)
The Addiction Counseling option is designed for students interested in careers in addiction counseling. Available to both full- and part-time students, this specialization includes four addiction-specific courses totaling 12 credit-hours. Students pursuing the Addiction Counseling option are also provided clinical/fieldwork in addiction agencies, allowing students to accumulate a total of almost 300 hours of direct experience working with drug and alcohol abusers in treatment. This option is specifically designed to respond to the need for additional substance abuse counselors. The coursework provides career development opportunities and entry-level skills development in meeting State requirements for the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.

Addiction Counseling Certificate (128)
The Addiction Counseling certificate track is specifically designed to prepare students and practicing professionals for entry-level positions as substance abuse counselors. This program is designed to provide career development opportunities to increase the number of credentialed counselors in the Baltimore region. This program also increases the skills of practicing entry-level Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) counselors by providing skills training to help them meet requirements for certification and by providing internship opportunities for students desiring to work in this mental health specialization.

Priority for admission to this certificate track goes to those planning to work in the Baltimore City area. Applicants must have a high school or GED equivalent education, no fewer than three years of AODA work experience, and no history of alcohol or other drug misuse or active dependency for a period of two years immediately prior to admission to this program. Please note that this academic certificate is not a substitute for certification through the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.

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