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Substance Abuse Counselor Training in Alaska - AK

By Laura Wrede, allied health world contributing writer

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Substance abuse counselor training in Alaska offers you several career choices. The minimal training will give you a certification as a counseling tech. Substance abuse counselor training in Alaska requires you to complete a degree program that includes the following core subjects:

  • Ethics, Confidentiality, and Documentation
  • HIV/AIDS & Blood-Borne Pathogens
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Intro into Addictive Behavior
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Intro to Counseling and Group Counseling
  • Working w/ Diverse Population
  • Survey of Community Resources & Case Mgmt
  • Recovery, Health & Wellness

The counseling tech is an entry-level certification offered by the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (http://www.akcertification.org/index.html). The certificate holder is limited to a scope of practice requiring supervision by a certified chemical dependency counselor. Along with your educational courses you are required to complete a 100-hour practicum under the supervision of a certified chemical dependency counselor.

Besides the entry-level counseling tech, you can increase your education and training in order to qualify for Chemical Dependency Counselor I (CDCI), Chemical Dependency Counselor II (CDCII), Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor (CDCS), Traditional Counselor, or an Administrator. With each level of counseling you choose, your degree requirements and internship hours will vary. As you seek a program that will meet your educational goal, consider online programs or distance learning if your local university doesn’t have a qualified program.

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