Addictions Counseling

Addiction counselors help individuals and families to deal with alcohol and drug treatment issues through services such as case management, assessment, prevention education, crisis intervention, community resource referrals, individual and group counseling, stress management and relapse prevention.   Apply & Register Program Details

Addiction counselors help individuals and families to deal with alcohol and drug treatment issues through services such as case management, assessment, prevention education, crisis intervention, community resource referrals, individual and group counseling, stress management and relapse prevention.

 


CodeCourseCredits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101English Composition I13
ADD-101Introduction to Addictions3
HSR-101Introduction to Human Services3
PSY-101Basic Psychology3
SOC-101Introduction to Sociology3
  15
Second Semester
First Year / First Semester
ENG-102English Composition II23
ADD-102Professional Development in Addictions Counseling3
HSR-103Introduction to Counseling3
MTH....Mathematics General Education Elective or 
...-...Laboratory Science General Education Elective3/4
...-...General Education Elective3
  15/16
CodeCourseCredits
Second Year / First Semester
ADD-111Psycho-Social Aspects of Alcoholism & Drug Addiction33
HSR-102Social Work Processes43
HSR-105Group Dynamics3
PSY-104Abnormal Psychology53
HPE-...Health & Exercise Science Elective3
  15
Second Semester
ADD-112Assessment & Treatment of Alcoholism & Drug Addiction*3
HSR-107Field Work63
...-...Diversity General Education Elective3
...-...Free Elective3
...-...Free Elective3
  15
 Total Minimum Credits60
1Must test into ENG-101 or complete all appropriate prerequisites
2 Prerequisite: ENG-101
3 Prerequisite: ADD-101
4 Prerequisite: HSR-101
5 Prerequisite: PSY-101
6 Prerequisite: HSR-101 and HSR-103 or ADD-101

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Analyze contemporary preventative assessment and treatment strategies for licit and illicit substance use.
  2. Imitate evidence of professional and ethical behavior in the field of addictions counseling.
  3. Explain and use elements of effective working relationships encompassing the ideals of empathy, positive communication and active listening.

Certification

Upon completion, students will be eligible to sit for written
portion of certification exam.

Special Program Information

Additional Clinical hours required for certification.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the program will be able to find employment opportunities in a variety of settings, to include:

  • Caseworker/Case manager
  • Community organizer
  • Crisis intervention worker
  • Drug and alcohol counselors
  • Group facilitator
  • Human services worker
  • Intake worker
  • Job coach counselors
  • Life skills counselors
  • Outreach worker
  • Public health educator
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Residential counselor
  • Social worker’s aide
  • Youth worker counselor

Transfer Opportunities

Earn both associate and bachelor’s degree (A.A.S. and B.S.H.S.): Students in this special program offered in partnership with:

  • Thomas Edison State College of New Jersey complete a maximum of 80 credits here in specified courses and the remainin 40 credits through Thomas Edison State College. The latter can be completed in different formats, such as at-home guided study courses, N.J. Public TV courses, on-line courses and contract learning courses with individual faculty.
    Contact: (888) 442-8372 (toll free) or (609) 984-1150
    email: info@tesc.edu
  • MCP Hahnemann University also accepts students into their Bachelor of Science degree programs in Behavioral and Addictions Counseling.
    Contact: (888) 442-8372 or (215) 762-7000 for more details.
  • Drexel University - Students may transfer up to 91 credits to Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavioral Health Counseling at Drexel University.
    Dr. Ron Comer, Department Chair
    (267) 359-5569,
    email: rc37@drexel.edu
    Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions
    Behavioral Health Counseling Department
  • Rutgers-Camden
  • Rowan University

Contact Person

Professor LeRoy Stanford, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4546
email: lstanford@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

51.1501

Program Code

ADD.AAS