Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Certificate in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors (CADC)

Address:

Maguire Hall, 5th Floor

1 E. Pearson Street

Chicago, IL 60611

United States

Phone:

1-312-915-7005

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors (CADC)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This program prepares mental health professionals to become Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
Counselors (CADC) in the state of Illinois. With this credential, you will be better equipped to serve clients with substance abuse issues. The program is certified by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. (IAODAPCA).

The program is ideal for social workers in child welfare, mental health, and health who are looking to expand their skill set and marketability.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE
• The certificate offers part-time enrollment
Average time to completion: 1 calendar year

The program consists of three graduate-level courses (a foundational course on substance use treatment,
an advanced clinical practice course, an advanced substance use treatment in groups practice course), and a required 500-hour supervised internship in an approved substance use treatment setting.

PREREQUISITES
A master’s degree in social work, counseling, or similar helping profession is required,
including 125 hours of generalist (theory and practice) mental health training.

INTERNSHIPS/RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
As part of the program, you will complete 500 hours of supervised fieldwork in an approved substance use
treatment setting.

Accreditation:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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