The program is closing and no longer accepting new students beginning March 30, 2020.
The certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling provides the knowledge, skills and training required for counseling in the field of chemical dependency treatment. The program is designed for students completing state-defined requirements for licensure or certification as a chemical dependency professional (CDP), probation assessment officer (PAO), alcohol/drug information (ADIS) instructor and substance abuse prevention specialist (SAPS).
Teach Out Plan
Currently enrolled students will have the option of transferring to other programs or completing the ALDAC Certificate of Achievement with a combination of online, on campus or transferable courses from other colleges. Currently enrolled students will need to have completed course work for the ALDAC Certificate of Achievement by the end of Winter Quarter 2021. Each student impacted will have an individual education plan created and assessed, and will be assisted in transferring to another institution if necessary. For further clarification contact the Health Sciences, Education and Wellness Institute at 425-564-2012.
Certificate recipients should possess the skills & abilities described below:
- Distinguish the four basic theoretical perspectives on the cause of chemical dependency and the specific theoretical understanding of chemical dependency outlined in the Revised Code of Washington
- Implement the core elements of assessment and diagnosis of chemical dependency
- Create and implement individualized treatment plans designed to assist alcoholic and drug addicted individuals to achieve and maintain abstinence from mood-altering substances
- Engage in the case management of alcoholic and drug addicted individuals referred to chemical dependency treatment by employers, families and the legal system
- Demonstrate understanding of various theoretical principles of one to one, group, relapse prevention and continuing care counseling
- Competently use the skills needed to effectively counsel alcoholic and drug addicted individuals in one to one, group, relapse prevention and continuing care counseling sessions
- Competently maintain the medical records of alcoholic and drug addicted individuals
- Demonstrate understanding of Federal and State laws related to the field of chemical dependency counseling including but not limited to confidentiality, mandatory reporting and the Uniform Disciplinary Act
Gainful Employment Disclosure
For details about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit https://www2.bellevuecollege.edu/legal/gedisclosure/alcohol-and-drug-counseling.pdf