WCSU Covid-19 Information Fall 2021

Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

Psychology Department

Psychology Program Degree Specializations

Substance Use Counseling

At the undergraduate level, four courses on Substance Use Counseling are offered at WCSU to meet the academic requirements for Certification of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC) as defined by the Connecticut Certification Board .The certification board of New York provides reciprocal certification for Connecticut CADCs.

Prerequisites for these courses are Introduction to Psychology and Abnormal Psychology.

The Psychology Department also offers a 1-year full-time M.S. in Addiction Studies as preparation for certification as a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC) in Connecticut.

Please contact Graduate Coordinator Shane Murphy, Ph.D., (203) 837-9398, murphys@wcsu.edu for further information.


Students should check the homepage for Connecticut Certification Board  at http://www.ctcertboard.org/ for the most up to date information about certification.

Courses in Substance Use Counseling