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Substance Abuse Counselor Training in Vermont - VT


Vermont has a number of first-rate secondary education programs designed to prepare students with the training, professional knowledge and skills they need to act as facilitators of change and growth for individuals, groups, and organizations by becoming substance abuse counselors.  The State of Vermont specifies that individuals wishing to become a substance abuse counselor and to practice in Vermont become certified by the Vermont Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor Certification Board (VADACB). As part of Vermont’s certification requirements, students must follow educational curriculum that covers the 12 core functions of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), which are: Screening, Intake, Orientation, Assessment, Treatment Planning, Counseling, Case Management, Crisis Intervention, Client Education, Referral, Reports and Record Keeping and Consultation.

Some of the courses a student can expect to take include Developmental Perspectives in Counseling;  Counseling Theory and Practice; Group Dynamics: Theory & Practice; Diagnosis in Counseling;  Counseling Children and Adolescents; Diversity Issues in Counseling; Family Counseling: Systems;  Using Tests in Counseling; Addictions Counseling; Group Dynamics: Theory & Practice; Treatment Modalities; Therapeutic Psychopharmacology for Counselors;  and Introduction to Research Methods. 

Students can choose from courses on campuses across Vermont, as well as enroll in a wide range of courses in online learning programs that fit into an individual’s schedule.

Substance Abuse Counselor Schools