Jul 15, 2024  
ARCHIVED 2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LADC - Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Students interested in becoming Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselors in the State of Nebraska must first prepare and apply for a Provisional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PLADC).

PLADC Requirements

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • 300 hours of supervised practical training
  • 270 hours of education, to include the required content courses:
PLADC Content Recommended Doane Courses
Counseling Theories and Techniques PSY 234 - Introduction to Counseling Theories and Techniques (3)    
Group Counseling HRE 315 - Group Counseling (3)   
Human Growth and Development PSY 259 - Lifespan Development (3)   
Professional Ethics and Issues HRE 428 - Professional Ethics and Issues (3)   
Case Planning and Management HRE 232 - Case Planning and Management (3)   
Multicultural Counseling HRE 417 - Multicultural Counseling (3)   
Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Alchohl/Drug Use, Abuse, Addiction HRE 318 - Medical Psychosocial Aspects of Addictions (3)   
Clinical Treatment Issues in Chemical Dependence HRE 321 - Clinical Treatment Issues in Chemical Dependency (3)   

To obtain the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), students must complete an additional 4,000 hours of paid, supervised clinical work experience providing alcohol and drug counseling services to alcohol and drug clients.

For additional information on certification requirements, visit http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Alcohol-and-Drug-Counselor.aspx or contact

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Licensure Unit
Credentialing Division
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986