Addiction Counseling Education Advisory Committee
The Clark College Addiction Counselor Education Department (ACED) program offers an
AAS, for students pursuing the Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) certification,
an AA for students wishing to transfer to a state college or university and a Certificate
of Proficiency for students who already possess a degree and plan to sit for the CDP
state exam. The ACED program is certified by the National Association of Alcohol and
Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), as well as the National Addiction Studies Accreditation
Addiction counselors work with families and individuals of all ages who are experiencing problems with addictive behaviors. Counselors may work as members of treatment teams in inpatient or outpatient settings, with schools, or in businesses. They provide group, individual, and couples therapy as well as assessments and interventions. Addiction counselors also work as liaisons for their clients to judicial systems, schools, state services, and communities. Counselors may serve as educators in their communities, acquainting community members with treatment options and prevention strategies for the community.
Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Human Services
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