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BOPC : gradalcoholcounselor

Board of Professional Counselors

LGADC (Licensed Graduate Alcohol & Drug Counselor)


        To Qualify for LGADC 

1.

Education - Applicants must have a master's degree in a health and human services counseling field from an accredited college approved by the Board with a minimum of 60 graduate semester hours and coursework in the following areas:

 

a.

Pharmacology of Psychoactive drugs

 

b.

Individual Counseling

 

c.

Group Therapy

 

d.

Abnormal Psychology

 

e.

Addictions Treatment Delivery

 

f.

Topics in alcohol and drug counseling

 

g.

Family Counseling

        h.   Theories of Counseling

 

i.

Human Growth and Development

 

j.

Alcohol & Drug Ethics

GRADUATE LEVEL

 

k.

Diagnosis and Psychopathology

 

l.

Psychotherapy and Treatment of Mental & Emotional Disorders

 

M.

Addictions Treatment Delivery covering

2.

Examinations - Pass the Examination for Master Addictions Counselors (EMAC) of the NBCC and the Maryland State Law Test on Title 17 of the Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland and COMAR 10.58.

                         GRADUATE ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELOR    

 

 A Licensed Graduate Alcohol and Drug Counselor may practice for 2 years under the supervision of an approved licensed alcohol and drug supervisor while fulfilling the 2-years post graduate supervised clinical experience.  

An Approved Alcohol and Drug Supervisor is a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor or a health provider licensed under the Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, with documented expertise in alcohol and drug counseling, as approved by the Board.