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    East Carolina University
  Sep 21, 2017
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate

Program Coordinator: Leigh Atherton (4425-J Health Sciences Building; 252-744-6290;

The certificate in substance abuse counseling provides students with the practical skills and basic techniques needed to provide services to individuals with addictions. This specialized area of counseling requires specific knowledge of theory and applied techniques in addition to general counseling knowledge and skills. The certificate is open to students enrolled in graduate programs as well as applicants holding a masters or baccalaureate degree. These courses meet the academic requirement for the North Carolina Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) credential and 180 of the 270 hours required for the certification as a substance abuse counselor (CSAC) credential.