With this level of education, students are qualified to provide chemical dependency counseling in various treatment arenas. You may work in inpatient and outpatient residential facilities, restitution centers, in-prison treatment facilities, school systems, and probation or parole offices. This degree will enable you to conduct screenings and assessments for substance abusers, teach education groups for clients, families, and the community, facilitate group and individual counseling sessions, and manage a caseload of substance abuse clients.
This level of education will prepare you with a basic understanding of Chemical Dependency Counseling and the ability to secure a Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional Certificate in order to work in the criminal justice system. This certificate is recommended for individuals who have prior work in the counseling field and need their specialization in Chemical Dependency Counseling.