Substance Abuse Counseling

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Substance Abuse Counseling

Credits required 29

Dean

Kathleen Pearle, kathleen.pearle@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Lisa Delano-Botelho, Associate Professor of Psychology, lisa.delano-botelho@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: SAC

Program Goals Statement

The goal of this program is bimodal:  The program will provide students the opportunity to prepare for positions as Substance Abuse Counselors as well as meet the education and supervised clinical experiences that are required to qualify for licensure for Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor that is offered through the Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counseling Certification.

Program Information

  • Prepare students to recognize and respond to the challenges of Substance Abuse Counseling in varied settings.
  • Understand ethical implications working in the field of Substance Abuse Counseling.
  • Gain skills necessary to work effectively with this population in a myriad of settings.
  • Hands on experience in the field will allow students the opportunity to accrue the number of hours of experience needed before licensing.

After BCC

  • This program is designed to prepare students to work in the field of Substance Abuse Counseling.
  • Students who complete the program and pass the CADC will be prepared for a myriad of positions including:  Individual and familial counseling with persons living with addiction; group counseling; case management; inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation facilities; psycho-educational and prevention work in the community.
  • This certificate program will prepare students who wish to further their education in psychology, human services and sociology.

Program Requirements

Program Courses

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

PSY 255Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

PSY 281The Effects of Drugs on the Body and Mind

3 credits

PSY 287Introduction to Addiction Studies

3 credits

SAC 255Counseling in the Community and Case Management

3 credits

SAC 260Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling

3 credits

SAC 290Substance Abuse Counseling Practicum I

2 credits

SAC 291Substance Abuse Counseling Practicum II

6 credits

Total Credit Hours:29

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

PSY 281The Effects of Drugs on the Body and Mind

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

PSY 255Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

PSY 287Introduction to Addiction Studies

3 credits

SAC 290Substance Abuse Counseling Practicum I

2 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 3

SAC 255Counseling in the Community and Case Management

3 credits

SAC 260Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling

3 credits

SAC 291Substance Abuse Counseling Practicum II

6 credits

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