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Basic Training Curriculum for Drug & Alcohol Counselor Credentialing

Most states require a minimum of 270 hours or education in order to be eligible for their credentialing exam.  Certificates of Completion are provided upon the successful completion of each of the courses. 

The following is our recommended and newly revised curriculum for 270 hours of training (actually 272 hours of training).  These courses have been designed to not only prepare you with the information you'll need to become an effective counselor, but also to assist you in passing your written credentialing examination.    When registering for coursework, our staff will work with you to make course recommendations should you already have some training hours and do not need an entire 270 hours of training.  In states where the educational requirement is higher, we will also recommend other coursework to add to this curriculum design.  For a printable copy of this curriculum, CLICK HERE.

We also offer discounts for multiple courses/hours of training.  Contact our business office at 866 431-4240 for more details.

 

COURSE TITLE HOURS
ASAM 101 - Basics on Understanding and Using ASAM Patient Placement Criteria, Revised Second Edition 3
Co-Occurring Disorders: The Prevalent Disorders 12
Counseling Functions: Screening & Patient Placement for the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders 15
Counseling Functions: Treatment Planning and Documentation 10
Detoxification: Identification of Need and Therapeutic Interventions  6
Detoxification: Special Needs and Considerations  6
Diagnosing Substance Abuse and Dependence: Using the DSM Structure 10
HOURS - ASSESSMENT DOMAIN 62
Counseling Functions: Basic Counseling Information  - Group Counseling Skills  12
Counseling Functions: Basic Counseling Information  - Individual Counseling Skills  15
Counseling Functions: Crisis Intervention 3
Counseling Functions: Working with Families - Guidelines and Techniques 15
Creating Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment 15
Group Drug Counseling 6
Relapse Prevention Services  3
Understanding the Addictive Process 3
HOURS - COUNSELING DOMAIN 72
Counseling Functions: Case Management and Referral Services 12
Expanding the Role of the Clinincal Supervisor in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling 9
Hepatitis C - Information for Counselors 3
HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases 3
Theory and Practice of Addiction Counseling  15
Treating HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse 6
HOURS - CASE MANAGEMENT DOMAIN 48
Alcohol the Chemical 3
Basic Pharmacology 15
Diagnosing and Treating Co-dependence  6
Minnesota Model, The 6
Sexuality and Intimacy in the Recovery Process 3
Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence - Batterers 3
The Science of Addiction: Drugs and the Brain  3
Twelve Step Experience - A Course for Professionals, The  6
HOURS - EDUCATION DOMAIN 45
Basic Ethics for Addiction Professionals 12
Chemical Dependency and Asian/Pacific Islanders Part 1 3
Chemical Dependency and the African-American Part 1 3
Chemical Dependency and the Hispanic/Latino - The Population 3
Confidentiality Requirements for AOD Professionals 9
Counseling Alcohol and Drug Dependent Men - Insights and Interventions 3
Counseling the Chemically Dependent Woman 3
Multicultural Counseling -The New Paradigm for Substance Abuse Professionals  3
Substance Abuse and Disability Part 1 3
Substance Abuse and Older Adults Part 1 3
HOURS - PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY DOMAIN 45
   
TOTAL CURRICULUM HOURS:  272

 

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