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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 Friday, October 20, 2017 for admission to the BAC in the Spring 2018 semester.  Please use the application documents at the links below.

For more information please contact Marni Goldberg, BAC Program Specialist at (505) 277-0560 or by email at mgoldberg@unm.edu.

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