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Chemical Dependency Counseling

Chemical Dependency Counseling

Designed to prepare graduates to work as chemical dependency counselors, these programs meet the educational requirements of the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists and the Maryland Addiction Professional Certification Board (MAPCB).

The associate degree program allows students to enter the job market or transfer to a four-year college or university and work toward a bachelor’s degree in social work or psychology.

The certificate program is designed to provide students who have earned an associate degree or higher in a health or human services counseling field from a regionally-accredited college or university with specialized training in chemical dependency counseling.

In order to graduate with an associate of applied science degree or certificate, students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in all chemical dependency counseling, psychology and sociology courses.

Intended Learning Goals

Graduates of these programs should be able to:
  1. Identify and describe the medical aspects of chemical dependency and treatment;
  2. Explain and practice the theories and techniques of counseling and therapy (individual, group and family);
  3. Apply addiction treatment delivery practices through participation in authentic field experiences;
  4. Identify basic psychological concepts, theories and developments related to human and abnormal behavior; and
  5. Describe and demonstrate adherence to the ethical standards of client welfare.

For additional information about the chemical dependency counseling program, contact Patricia Riley, Human Services Department Head, or go to our Chemical Dependency Counseling Student Resources web page.

Program Outlines

Gainful Employment Disclosure

51.1501 Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

In compliance with federal gainful employment disclosure requirements, Wor-Wic provides prospective students with on-time completion rates, median loan debt and other information related to certificate programs.

Chemical Dependency Counseling Certificate

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