SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health, a national behavioral health system, now offers a comprehensive 45-week Alcohol and Other Drug Studies program for students seeking a career a as a Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor. The competency-based educational program meets the certification standards of the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals, and provides training needed to succeed in the challenging field of addiction counseling and treatment. Sovereign is proud to help the next generation of addiction counselors reach their professional goals.
"One of the factors that makes Sovereign Health unique is that, in addition to providing comprehensive mental health and addiction, plus dual diagnosis treatment services to our patients, we offer education and training opportunities to help them forge meaningful and rewarding careers," Sovereign Health's Chief Scientific Officer, Veena Kumari, Ph.D. said. "We also provide training across a wide range of treatment modalities for behavioral healthcare professionals looking to further their careers."
The program provides the required education, knowledge, training and skills needed to be effective in the treatment of alcohol and other drug dependencies and abuse. The highly rewarding work of drug and alcohol counseling aims to support patients and families dealing with addiction and mental health issues when they need it most, and can change people's lives for the better.
The course topics in the curriculum are consistent with Technical Assistance Publication Series 21 and the 12 Core Functions as required by state regulations and International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium standards. After satisfactory completion of all the courses and the required 255 hours of supervised internship, students are eligible to take the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium Alcohol/Drug Counselor written examination. After passing the exam, prospective counselors must then complete an additional 3,000 hours of documented work experience in the field to achieve Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor – Level 1 status.
To learn more about this highly rewarding career, contact Carley Sarmiento at (949) 276-3222, extension 1950, between Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
About Sovereign Health
Sovereign Health's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company's ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities.
Sovereign Health provides treatment for mental health issues, including trauma, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and eating disorders. Sovereign's facilities are licensed and have been awarded Gold Seal accreditation by The Joint Commission, the highest level of accreditation available in the behavioral health field. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.
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