Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Graduate Courses

SOWK 621: Clinical Practice in Addictions


This advanced-level course will prepare students to perform the key clinical tasks associated with counseling clients affected by Substance Use Disorders (SUD).  These key clinical tasks conform with the “AODA Counselor Core Functions and Skills” articulated by the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium and its members, including the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Board (IAODAPCA).  The Core Functions and Skills include: screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling (individual, family and group), case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and recordkeeping, consultation with other professionals and intervention (via workplace, legal system and schools). Only available for CADC-E students.