Basics in Addiction Counseling (BAC)

Now Accepting Applications

THE BASICS IN ADDICTION COUNSELING CONCENTRATION - AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS

The Psychology Department is pleased to announce an educational opportunity for our majors. The Basics in Addiction Counseling (BAC) is a concentration within the Psychology Major that provides academic coursework and applied clinical experience to help prepare students for careers in the addiction counseling field.

Addiction counseling is one of the few fields in which it is possible with a bachelor's degree to work as a fully licensed behavioral health professional. The demand for addiction treatment services is high in New Mexico, which has some of the nation's highest death rates from drunk  driving, drug overdose, and other alcohol/drug-related causes. Psychology graduates with the BAC concentration will have completed all coursework requirements to become a Licensed Substance Abuse Associate (LSAA) and Licensed Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC), pending approval by the NM Counseling and Therapy Practice Board. The program emphasizes clinical practice based in scientific knowledge, informed by a commitment to provide services to persons in need, and adherence to the highest of ethical standards.

Applications are due Monday, April 6, 2020 for admission into the BAC starting in the Fall 2020 semester.  Please use the application documents at the links below.

Please email your application materials to Marni Goldberg at mgoldberg@unm.edu.  Have your references email their letters of recommendation to her as well.  Do not worry about missing components if you would like to apply.  Applications, Letters of Interest and Letters of Recommendation are the most important and other pieces can be gathered later.  The BAC Advisory Committee will decide on applications before registration begins.

For more information or if you have any questions please contact Marni Goldberg, BAC Program Specialist by email at mgoldberg@unm.edu.

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