The School of Social Work offers an Addictions and Recovery specialty, which is a set of electives, practicum, and certification supervision for MSW students interested in becoming a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), credentialed by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB). Completing this curriculum will prepare the student to apply for the LCAS Associate from under Criteria C upon graduation.
Why should you take part in this "Criteria C" curriculum?
- Receive outstanding, relevant instruction that will prepare you as an addiction specialist
- Job opportunities shortly after graduation
- Earn your LCAS after only one year of supervised clinical practice
The requirements for this include:
- Enrollment in our MSW Program
- SW 516- Addiction Recovery and Social Work Practice
- SW 595- DSM & Clinical Conditions
- SW 595- Community Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder
- SW 595- Addiction Treatment Theories and Models
- SW 595- Opioid Use Disorders: Best Practices for Prevention, Treatment and Intervention
- SW 595- Trauma Informed Health and Human Services
- SW 595- Biopsychosocial Pain Management in Behavioral Health
- Other SW 595 electives maybe offered which qualify.
Advanced standing students should take the additional electives during the Second Summer Session before regular classes start as it is not possible to overload during the regular semesters.
Criteria C of the NCSAPPB requires that all substance use disorders specific education (electives) be taken when the student is enrolled in the MSW Program. Classes taken as an undergraduate or transferred in do not count as Critera C education.
For additional information regarding the Addiction and Recovery Certification, feel free to contact Dr. David Fitzpatrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.