ALDAC 100 Professional Development in Addiction Counseling • 1 Cr.


Introduction to the field of addiction counseling and treatment. Overview of state mandated education requirements, certification processes for CDP/CDPT licenses and methods for documenting CDPT work experience hours.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic understanding of the therapeutic frame
  • Identify the components of the multidimensional biopsychosocial disease of chemical dependency
  • Identify the differences between certification processes related to alcohol/drug studies program
  • Apply to the Washington State Department of Health to be a Registered Counselor
  • Create a professional portfolio
  • List the differences between client populations and agency cultures
  • Build a transitional resume for entering into a new career