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Beal College's Substance Abuse Counselor Program is designed to provide participants with the skills necessary to counsel clients in the recovery process. Topics and skills include assessment, treatment planning, individual and group counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, and community resources. Special issues are addressed including sexual harassment, gender, aging, disabilities, cultural differences, and co-occurring disorders.
Notice to students and prospective students: The Substance Abuse Counseling Diploma program at Beal College has been placed on student achievement show-cause by their accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), due to material noncompliance with its retention rate standard of 60%.
What to Expect
The Substance Abuse Counseling program offers flexible and student-centered program options to prepare students for careers as substance abuse counselors and related fields. Our instructors represent a broad range of experience, skills and knowledge in the field. College faculty with research and training expertise, as well as experienced practitioners in drug and alcohol treatment across many demographic groups and treatment settings make up the cadre of instructors.
Substance Abuse Counselors work to provide support to individuals and groups entering and living the recovery process. These skills can be applied in a variety of settings including day programs, counseling programs, re-entry centers, detention facilities and hospitals. Both program options are designed to meet the requirements necessary to qualify graduates to sit for the CADC (certified alcohol and drug counselor) examination.