For undergraduate students, an Associate Science Degree in Addictions Counseling is available to obtain the beginning skills in supporting patient recovery.
Completion of these courses will satisfy the certification requirements and prepare professionals for immediate career placement in the field of Addiction Counseling.
This program includes 270 hours of didactic instruction and culminates in a 300-hour externship training rotation in an outpatient counseling facility. The Certification Board approves this program. Students must complete appropriate Career Courses and the Addictions Counseling Externship to be eligible for future certification. The College arranges placement for externship participation.
¬† * Students must take PSY 650 and PSY 680 prior to, or at the same time as PSY 652 and PSY 653.
**¬†Students need 3,000 hours of clinical time for certification. 300 hours of the externship is already approved through the NJ Certification board to be credited towards the 3,000¬†required hours for certification. Placement in an outpatient setting is arranged through the College.