ADC550: Counseling Practicum

Course Description

This is a practice-based course in which students will apply the concepts learned throughout the degree program through real-world experience. This course provides students with a dynamic and hands-on opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge of counseling in a real-world setting. Through supervised practicum experiences in diverse clinical settings, students will gain invaluable practical skills in assessment, intervention, and ethical decision-making. They will learn to develop therapeutic relationships, conduct effective counseling sessions, and tailor interventions to meet the unique needs of clients. Emphasizing self-awareness and reflective practice, this course fosters the growth of competent, empathetic, and culturally sensitive counselors, equipping them to make a meaningful impact in the field of mental health and counseling. When applicable, the course is customized to meet the requirements of the certification board in the student’s state. Attention is also given to personal and professional growth in preparation for serving in a counseling role.

Requirements for Students Taking ADC550: Counseling Practicum

A practicum is a supervised training experience where you will get academic credit for applying your
academic knowledge in a professional addiction counseling environment. It is the responsibility of the
student to secure a site through which they may complete the required internship hours and a clinical
supervisor that meets the requirements in their state to provide clinical supervision. Learn more about certification requirements in the various states.

Note: Because the goal of this practicum is to align with the requirements for certification in the states in which they reside, the practicum may be customized to conform with their requirements.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Analyze the Core Counseling Competencies for addiction professionals and practice each in the work setting.
  2. Gain practical experience working in a clinical setting and receiving clinical supervision.
  3. Reflect on your experience in a journal, receiving supervisor feedback.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in the TAP 21 Eight Practice Dimensions and Twelve Core Functions of Addiction Counseling in a supervised setting.


Course Materials & Tuition

Hodges, S. (2019). The counseling practicum and internship manual: A resource for graduate counseling students. (3rd ed.). Springer Publishing Company. ISBN: 0826143024 $34.99
Tuition $800.00
Total Cost of Course $834.99