• LCADC Core Areas


    As set forth in the state regulations for licensure as a clinical alcohol and drug counselor (LCADC), students must complete course work in ten core areas. Below are the ten core areas and examples of how courses in the MA in Psychological Counseling—Addiction Studies Track could be distributed across these areas.

    Note: This is only an example. Students are encouraged to work closely with their advisor.


    COUNSELING THEORY AND PRACTICE

    • PC 525 Counseling Theory and Techniques

    THE HELPING RELATIONSHIP

    • PC 542 Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

    HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT AND MALADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR

    • PC 512 Psychopathology

    LIFESTYLE AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

    • PC 546 Substance Awareness in the Schools

    GROUP DYNAMICS, PROCESSING, COUNSELING, AND CONSULTING

    • PC 550 Group Counseling

    APPRAISAL OF INDIVIDUALS

    • PC 544 Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counseling

    SOCIAL AND CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS

    • PC 540 Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Abuse

    RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

    • PC 510 Community Mental Health

    THE COUNSELING PROFESSION

    • PC 505 Mental Health Counseling

    PHARMACOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY

    • PC 545 Psychopharmacology