ADC420: Addiction Counseling Practicum

Course Description

This is a practice-based course in which students will apply the concepts learned throughout the degree program by participating in an internship. The primary course objective is to serve as a means of practicing skills and applying theoretical learning in a clinical position. 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.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Synthesize materials learned in the Addiction Counseling program and apply it toward a significant program or opportunity in a practical ministry or work setting.
  2. Create a portfolio project that details the application of the degree program objectives to the work experience setting and future career. 
  3. Analyze the Core Counseling Competencies for addiction professionals and practice each in the work setting. 
  4. Gain practical experience working in a clinical setting and receiving clinical supervision.


Course Materials & Tuition

Twelve Core Functions. No ISBN

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Site Requirements

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.

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

Learn what more about certification requirements in the various states.

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.

Prerequisites: Permission of department chair. Students must identify a site and supervisor that agrees to take them as a practicum student before signing up for this course.