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LCADC Core Areas

In order to complete the educational requirements for the LCADC, students in the MA – Addiction Studies Program and MS – Addiction Studies Concentration must take the following courses:

Core Areas Required for the LCADC MS MA
Core 1 Counseling Theory & Technique PC 525/523 PC 525/523
Core 2 Helping Relationship PC 505 PC 505
Core 3 Human Growth & Development PC 515 PC 546
Core 4 Lifestyle & Career Development PC 570 PC 512
Core 5  Group Dynamics PC 550 PC 550
Core 6 Assessment of Individuals PC 506 PC 542
Core 7 Social & Cultural Foundations PC 529 PC 530
Core 8 Research & Evaluation PC 544 PC 544
Core 9 Counseling Profession PC 529 PC 595
Core 10 Psychopharmacology PC 540 PC 540

PC 540: Introduction to Drug/Alcohol Abuse is a pre-requisite for taking PC 542, PC 544 and PC 546. Students must also complete 24 credits before they are eligible to take PC 595 Practicum in which students are required to complete 100 field placement hours in an alcohol and drug treatment facility.

The coursework outlined above meets the 270 classroom hours of alcohol and drug specific education that is required for the LCADC license. It is important to note that the LCADC license requires completion of 3,000 supervised field hours and passing a written national alcohol/drug counselor exam, however those requirements are generally completed after you receive your master’s degree. Students are then able to work in the alcohol/drug field in the capacity of an assistant counselor.

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