Course 420 - Addiction Studies Practicum
Course 420 - Addiction Studies Practicum (3 credits)
The Addiction Studies Practicum provides students with practical experience and fulfills the practicum requirement as specified by most state bodies that confer the addiction counselor credentials. Students are required to achieve at least 300 practicum hours over the course of one year under the supervision of a licensed or certified counselor. Monthly reports will be filed with the university by the field supervisor and students will submit a report on their experiences at the end of the practicum.
In the course of acquiring 300 total hours, students are required to participate at least 20 hours in the following domains developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration:
- Clinical Evaluation
- Treatment Planning
- Service Coordination
- Client, Family, and Community Education
- Professional and Ethical Responsibilities
If state certification requires it, activities can related directly to the Twelve Core Functions in this manner:
- Screening: 15 hours
- Intake: 20 hours
- Orientation: 20 clock hours
- Assessment: 30 clock hours
- Treatment Planning: 20 hours
- Counseling: 30 hours
- Case Management: 40 hours
- Crisis Intervention: 15 hours
- Client Education: 30 hours
- Referral: 20 hours
- Reports and Record Keeping: 30 hours
- Consultation: 30 hours
Note: Because the goal of this practicum is to give students the required supervision hours for certification in the states in which they reside, the 300 hours may be modified to conform with their requirements. Learn what more about certification requirements in the various states.
Due to state authorization laws regarding physical presence,
students are not allowed to have a practicum site in the following states or territories: Florida or New Jersey.
If you are from a state besides those listed above, please contact the university before signing up for the practicum. Your practicum supervisor needs to be approved and there may be additional requirements for your state even if it is not listed above.
Professor: Michael Liimatta
Estimated Course Materials & Tuition:
Total Cost of Course: (There is no textbook cost) $700.00
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