Offered on the Lincoln campus
The Substance Use Counseling major is designed to provide students with an understanding of human behavior and to prepare students to provide treatment and services to individuals with a substance use diagnosis. Course work includes all of the courses required for provisional licensure by the state of Nebraska as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). Students complete a six-credit internship experience which emphasizes the implementation and refinement of individual and group counseling skills through direct service work with clients as well as other core professional activities.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate an understanding of theories of human development and behavior.
- Apply theories of addiction and counseling to the treatment of individuals with a substance use diagnosis.
- Develop interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills necessary to function effectively in counseling settings.
- Examine the impact of culture, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and age on both practitioners and the client.
- Analyze information from research and to critically evaluate research done by others
- Explore the ethical and legal dimensions of substance use counseling.
Licensure and Certification: All individuals wishing to be Alcohol and Drug Counselors in Nebraska should consult the HHS Web site for licensure information at: http://dhhs.ne.gov and go to the Credentialing Division for details.
As educational requirements vary by state, students interested in this program should consult the General Licensure and Certification Disclosure page prior to enrollment.