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Graduates learn to develop and implement individual treatment plans, lead effective group counseling, counsel clients with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders, understand current research on the psychopharmacology of addiction, and work with families and community agencies to implement behavior change and develop effective prevention programs. M.S. in Addiction Studies graduates will be prepared to apply for jobs as counselors, supervisors, team leaders, inpatient managers, outpatient coordinators, and other careers in the substance use disorders field. The degree is also a complement to those interested in careers that intersect with addiction issues in law enforcement, nursing, social work, counseling, business, and education.
Graduates will be prepared for application to become: Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC).
The WCSU M.S. in Addiction Studies trains students for licensure as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) in Connecticut. The LADC requires a Master’s degree in a Behavioral Science (such as Psychology) and an additional two years full-time supervised work in the field.
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