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  School of Social Work 2019-2021 Degree Programs Master of Social Work Program (M.S.W.) Addiction Counselor Training (ACT) Certificate Program  

Addiction Counselor Training (ACT) Certificate Program

The ACT certificate program's primary goal is to educate master's- and doctoral-level clinicians who wish to prepare for licensing in their mental health profession and as addictions counselors (LCADC). Dual-credentialed clinicians are in great demand in our state and across the country, particularly for leadership positions in organizations that treat both mental health and substance abuse disorders.

The Addiction Counselor Training (ACT) certificate program provides:
  • all the required LCADC education hours in a six-course curriculum
  • convenient hybrid course format that reduces in-class hours to four or five days per semester
  • courses on Fridays or Saturdays in New Brunswick or Saturdays in Camden and Newark
  • all the required supervised field hours in a DMHAS-approved treatment organization
  • preparation for the application process and licensing exams
  • individualized advising and specialized workshops while enrolled in the program
  • mentorship from dual-credentialed clinicians and other addiction professionals

Eligibility requirements:

  • clinicians with a master's or doctorate in a counseling/mental health discipline who wish to earn their LCADC
  • incoming M.S.W. students who wish to earn their LCADC education hours while taking the courses required for the M.S.W. degree
  • incoming master's or doctoral students in other counseling disciplines wishing to earn their LCADC education hours while completing their degree

ACT Course Sequence

First Year (Generalist Curriculum)

Fall Semester

19:910:500 Social Work Practice I with Individuals, Families, and Groups (3)

19:910:502 Human Behavior and the Social Environment (3)

19:910:504 Social Welfare Policy and Services I (3)

19:910:506 Diversity and Oppression (3)

19:910:508 Field Education Practicum I (3) (in a licensed addiction treatment agency)

Total = 15 credits

Spring Semester

19:910:501 Social Work Practice II with Organizations and Communities (3)

19:910:514 HBSE: Understanding Addictive Behaviors (3)

19:910:507 Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis (formerly Psychopathology) (3)

19:910:505 Methods of Social Work Research I (3)

19:910:509 Field Education Practicum II (3) (in a licensed addiction treatment agency)

Total = 15 credits

Students admitted on conditional status without an introductory statistics course that covers descriptive and basic inferential statistical procedures may not enter the specialized curriculum until they complete such course.

Second Year (Specialized Curriculum)

Fall Semester

19:910:511 Clinical Social Work I (3)

19:910:522 Clinical Social Work: Addictive Behaviors I (3)

19:910:___ Social Welfare Policy and Services II (3)

19:910:595 Methods of Social Work Research II (3)

19:910:598 Case Management in Addictions Practice (3) (May be taken during the summer or fall semester)

19:910:600 Field Education Practicum III (3) (in a licensed addiction treatment agency)

Total = 15 or 18 credits

Spring Semester

19:910:512 Clinical Social Work II (3)

19:910:510 Gambling Counseling and Special Topics

19:910:597 Clinical Social Work: Addictive Behaviors II (3)

19:910:599 Professional Development and Responsibility in Addictions Practice (3)

19:910:601 Field Education Practicum IV (3) (in a licensed addiction treatment agency)

Total = 15 credits


Total Credits = 63
 
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