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UST Offers New Certificate Program in Chemical Dependency Counseling (LCDC-Intern)

group counselingThis fall, the University of St. Thomas Houston will offer a fully online 21-hour certificate program in Chemical Dependency Counseling to prepare graduates to serve the community as Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Interns (LCDC-Interns.)

Demand for Chemical Dependency Services on the Rise

“Many communities across Texas, and nationwide, continue to grapple with substance-use and addiction-related mental health issues that significantly impact community members,” Jennifer Boswell, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, RPT, associate professor and chair for Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at University of St. Thomas, said. “As we continue to see a need for chemical dependency services increase, we hope to meet this need with graduates of this certificate program.”

About the Program

This intensive, two-semester curriculum, offered in UST’s School of Education and Human Services, prepares graduates for entry-level licensure in the chemical dependency counseling field. The certificate culminates in a 300-hour practicum at a chemical dependency facility. The program is a Texas Health and Human Services Commission-compliant curriculum.

The chemical dependency counseling certificate program upholds the core values of the University of St. Thomas and the profession of professional counseling, with a particular emphasis on the promotion of the highest standards of ethical, legal, and professional conduct; evidence-based clinical practice; social and cultural diversity; social justice and the dignity of all persons; and the ongoing dialog between faith and reason.

To learn more about the program, go to www.stthom.edu/CMHC.