The Addictions Counseling Track is for Human Services majors interested in working with clients who have substance abuse problems and other addiction disorders. This track provides the academic work required for certification by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Certified Associate Counselor-Alcohol & Drug (CAC-AD). Certification requires additional supervised work experience following graduation.
Students pursuing this track must complete the following courses in addition to the required curriculum:
HSR 270 – Addictions
HSR 271 – Ethics in Addictions Counseling
HSR 371 – Assessment and Treatment of Addictions
The additional requirements for certification can be found on the website for the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.
Because most clients are affected by addictions even if they, themselves, are not addicts, many Human Services majors who do not plan to be addictions counselors enroll in these courses. The courses are open to all students who meet the course prerequisites.