Since the State of Ohio has acquired its own board to license chemical dependency counselors Cleveland State University has created The Chemical Dependency Counseling Certificate program, a joint program between our counseling program and the joint CSU/University of Akron Social Work Program. The program is currently going through the accreditation process with the Ohio Board of Chemical Dependency Counseling Professionals. It is the first program in the state to seek accreditation. All students holding a master's in counseling or social work, or any other current students, are eligible for the certificate program. The program prepares counselors and social workers for specialization in addictions counseling and is based in the latest research in addictions studies. The courses for the certificate are designed to meet the academic credentials for all three levels of Chemical Dependency Counseling issued by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (OCDPB).
These courses can also be used by school counselors seeking updated information on Substance Abuse Prevention.
Undergraduate seniors in a behavioral science program or graduates from a Bachelor's program in behavioral science who want to pursue licensure can take the five courses but will need an additional 100 contact hours for the academic training portion. This 100 hours is infused in the Counseling and Social Work curricula.
The courses for the certificate are designed to meet the academic credential for all three levels of Chemical Dependency Counseling issued by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (OCDPB).
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II (LCDC-II)
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III (LCDC-III)
Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC)
The entire certificate will be offered fall and spring of every year in the following schedule.
|Fall Semesters||Semester Hours||Time|
|CNS 501-Chemical Dependency: Assessment, Prevention, Treatment||4 credits||SATURDAYS 9AM-1-PM|
|SWK 692 - Group Work Practice||3 credits||MONDAYS 4pm-7pm|
|SWK 694- Theories and Procedures in Addictions Studies||3 credits||MONDAYS 7PM-10PM|
|Spring Semesters||Semester Hours||Time|
|CNS 503-Legal Ethical Issues in Substance Dependence||1 credit||SATURDAY FORMAT (3 Saturdays for 4 hours each)|
|CNS 502 - Pharmacology of Addiction||1 credit||SATURDAY FORMAT (3 Saturdays for 4 hours each)|
|SWK 692- Group Work Practice||3 credits||MONDAYS 7pm-10pm|
|SWK 694- Theories and Procedures in Addictions Studies||3 credits||MONDAYS 4PM-7PM|
We will offer all the courses in the summer if the need exists. Summer courses must have at least 15 students to run so we'd need 15 for each course in summer.