LG/LCADC (Licensed Graduate or Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor) Pre-Application Credentials Evaluation Instructions

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1 Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists 4201 Patterson Avenue Baltimore, MD or LG/LCADC (Licensed Graduate or Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor) Pre-Application Credentials Evaluation Instructions 1. Put your name, mailing address, phone number, address, degree and major on the form. 2. Fill out the Course Description Form. 3. Include Transcripts and Catalog Course Descriptions of the courses if the titles of your courses are different from those listed. 4. If you had any clinical supervised work experience in Addictions counseling you can list them in Section II. 5. Include $25.00 Processing Fee. 6. Return your information to the Board at the address above. 7. The Board will review your information and respond in writing to you.

2 Name: COURSE DESCRIPTION FORM FOR Alcohol &Drug Counselor Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD or Address State Zip Code Degree and Major Address Phone Number I am applying for LCADC LGADC All course work must be from an accredited college. Requirements: A Master s degree with 60 credits or 90 quarter graduate credits or Doctorate with 90 semester graduate credits in a health and human services counseling field and 27 credits from the topic areas listed below. Each course must be at least 3 credits (or 5 quarter credits). Note (a) through (j) may be undergraduate courses and K through M MUST be graduate level courses. Additionally, 3-credits (or 5 quarter credits) in Ethics with a focus on alcohol and drug counseling is required. A course applied to one core area cannot be used again to fulfill another core area. If the titles of the courses on your transcript(s) are different from those listed below, you must include the catalog course description or college syllabi. If you fail to include description (s) you re your application will be returned and you will have to pay another review fee. Required Courses 3 credits Course number(s) Credits College/University Date Grade must be in each core area & Course title(s) Earned below 3-credit in Ethics Must be on transcript (a) Pharmacology of Psychoactive drugs (b) Individual Counseling (c) Group Therapy Techniques (d) Abnormal Psychology (e) Addictions Treatment Delivery (f) Topics in Alcohol & Drug dependency (g) Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy (h) Family Counseling (i)human Growth Development (j) Ethics with the focus on A&D (At least 3 credits required) 2

3 The courses below for the LCADC and LGADC Must be Graduate Level and 3 credits (or 5 quarter credits) Required Courses 3 credits must be in each core area below 3-credit in Ethics Course number(s) & Course title(s) Must be on transcript Credits Earned College/University Date Grad e (k) Diagnosis and Psychopathology (l) Psychotherapy and Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders (m) Psychotherapy in alcohol and drug disorders Additional Classes (use additional sheets if necessary) TOTAL CREDITS EARNED: * For licensure, All applicants must have a Master s degree w/60 graduate credits or 90 quarter credits. 3

4 Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD or REQUIRED AREAS OF COURSE FOR CERTIFIED ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELORS OVERVIEW: The courses in each area listed below are only suggestions in meeting the educational areas. In many cases one course may not completely meet the total requirements for an instructional area. For example, a course in child development would not meet the total requirement for the area called Human Growth and Development because the child development course would focus on only the early life development and not cover aspects of later life. ETHICS (with a focus on alcohol and drug counseling) (3-CREDITS) Instruction in this area should cover the following: 1. Self disclosure of recovering counselors 2. Ethics of being a two- hatter 3. Self help fellowship participation 4. Avoiding Dual Relationships 5. Relapsing Counselor 6. Confidentiality laws A. PHARMACOLOGY OF PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS -3 credits required 1. Brain structure and function as it relates to psychoactive drugs. 2. Classes of psychoactive drugs, including their addition potential, withdrawal symptoms, and associated medical problems. 1. Introduction of Psychopharmacology 2. Pharmacological Aspects of Additions B. INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING TECHNIQUES -3credits required 1. The formation of therapeutic relationship 2. Therapeutic communication skills 1. Counseling Methods 2. Techniques of Counseling C. GROUP THERAPY TECHNIQUES -3credits required 1. Therapeutic factors in groups 2. Stages of development 3. Types of therapy groups 1. Group Counseling(or Therapy) 2. Group Therapy and Practice D. ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY -3 credits required 4

5 1. Major categories of mental disorders 2. Theoretical models of mental disorders 1. Abnormal Psychology 2. Psychopathology E. ADDICTIONS TREATMENT DELIVERY -3 credits required Instruction in this area shall include all of the following content 1. Screening 2. Intake 3. Orientation 4. Case Management 5. Crisis intervention 6. Education and prevention 7. Referral 8. Consultation 9. Reports and record keeping 10. Assessment and diagnosis based on standard criteria 11. Treatment planning 1. Substance Abuse Counseling 2. Addiction Counseling Theories and Approaches F. TOPICS IN ALCOHOL AND DRUG DEPENDENCY -3 credits required Instruction in this area shall include all of the following content 1. Various theories in this area shall include all of the following contents: 2. Models of treatment 3. Other topics related to alcohol and drug dependency. 1. Alcoholism and other Drug Dependency 2. Issues in Theories and Treatment of Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence G. FAMILY COUNSELING -3 credits required Instruction in this area shall include all of the following content 1. Family systems theory and dynamics 2. Family process in addiction. 3. Family recovery models 1. Marriage and Family Counseling(or Therapy) 2. Family Systems and Intervention H. THEORIES OF COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY -3 credits required 5

6 Instruction in this area shall include all of the following content 1. Major theoretical schools and theorists 1. Theories of Counseling (or Psychotherapy) 2. Introduction of psychotherapy theories I. HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT -3 credits required 1. Developmental stages 2. Expected milestones Examples of courses in this area : 1. Human Growth and Development 2. Personality Development Courses listed in J-L must be graduate-level J. DIAGNOSIS AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY -3 credits required 1. Diagnosis based on standard criteria; 2. Major categories of mental disorder; 3. An understanding of the impact of abnormal behavior not only to individuals, but also to society as a whole. 4. An examination of various theories relative to the etiology of abnormal behavior. K. PSYCHOTHERAPY AND TREATMENT OF MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL DISORDERS -3 credits Instruction in this area shall include an overview and application of one or more treatment models to various disorders. Examples of course in this area are: 1. Treatment Techniques 2. Behavioral Therapy 3. Cognitive Therapy 4. Psycho-dynamic Therapy 5. Advanced Techniques of Counseling L. PSYCHOTHERAPY IN ALCOHOL AND DRUG DISORDERS 1. Diagnosis of substance use disorders based on standard criteria; 2. Application of one or more treatment models to substance use disorders. 3. Treatment of mental disorders co-occurring with substance use disorders. Examples of courses in this area are: 1. Diagnosis and Treatment of substance use disorders. 2. Psychotherapy of alcohol and drug disorders. 6

7 Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapist 4201 Patterson Avenue, Suite 316 Baltimore, MD REQUIRED CLINICAL SUPERVISED EXPERIENCE- LCADC Years Required Hours Required Face-to-Face Client Contact Hours Required Adjunctive Psychotherapy Face-to Face clinical supervision hours required 3 years, w/2 yrs. After the awarding of the master s degree 2,000 hrs. after Master s degree. 1, individual and 50 may be Group Glossary of Terms 1. Face-to-face client contact hour means direct session time with clients physically present. 2. Adjunctive psychotherapy means crisis intervention, referral, intake assessment, leadership in self-help group, consultation, guidance counseling, rehabilitation counseling, hospice and grief, school guidance counseling, career counseling, hypnotherapy, play therapy. 3. Face-to-face clinical supervision means direct supervision time with the supervisee and supervisor physically present. 4. Approved supervisor means a licensed clinical Alcohol and Drug counselor or another health care provider under the Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland. Examples: Psychiatrist, Clinical Social Worker, Psychiatrist Nurse, Professional Counselor. 5. Clinical counseling means to engage professionally and for Compensation in alcohol and drug counseling and appraisal activities by providing services involving the application of counseling principles and methods in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of psychological problems, emotional conditions, or mental conditions of individuals or groups. 7

8 SECTION II. Clinical Supervised Experience in Alcohol and Drug Counseling Criteria: LCADC: 3 years, minimum 2,000 hours, 2years must be after the award of Master s degree. Directions: List your experience in Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Begin your current or most recent experience. Provide dates of employment (month/year beginning and ending), agency/ employer, and supervisor s name and position title. Pre-Degree Dates Agency/Employer Supervisor Position Title Dates Agency/Employer Supervisor Position Title Post Degree Dates Agency/Employer Supervisor Position Title Dates Agency/Employer Supervisor Position Title 8

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