Become a Substance Abuse Counselor

Substance Abuse Counselor
Many states, New Mexico included, has a growing problem with addiction. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drug overdose deaths in Bernalillo County were very high, and increased in 2011. Increases in drug and alcohol addiction have created a need for qualified individuals to assist addicts, and make sure they receive appropriate care.

UNM Continuing Education offers LADAC cetified training in New Mexico, helping create opportunities for people to enter into the substance abuse counseling field. For those not sure how to start the process, we offer free information sessions. These sessions provide you with accurate and clear information to help as you enter the rewarding field of counseling.

In these sessions, you will:

  • Learn the complete process to be licensed in New Mexico as well as how Certification (CADAC) is helpful to counselors.
  • Determine what meets the NM Counseling and Therapy Practice Board education hours in alcohol, drug abuse and addition counseling from your transcripts (post-secondary degree programs, your SASTP transcript, approved workshops, conferences, and in-service trainings).
  • Leave with a plan from this informative session.

To help you on your way, this class requires you to register but is tuition FREE. No program approval is necessary for enrolling in this class.

How to Become an Addiction Counselor in NM: Upcoming Sessions

Mon 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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Sat 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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Mon 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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All Sessions are held at UNM Continuing Education – South Building

About the Instructor

Jennifer Cady, MA, LPCC, LADAC has been on the faculty of the Substance Abuse Studies Training Program since 2000. She received her B.S. from Ohio University in Community Health Education and shortly thereafter a M.A. in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling from Case Western Reserve University and Ashland Theological Seminary. Her work includes Case Manager/Resident Advisor in Ohio and New Mexico, Mental Health Worker and UNM CASAA Counselor, Family Services Specialist and Clinical Coordinator for both adolescents and adults needing psycho social assessment, treatment planning, group and individual therapy to patients. Jennifer received her M.A. in counseling psychology in 1989 and is currently completing her doctoral studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is actively involved with the New Mexico Addiction Education Network to help those entering this field become educated. Jennifer goes the extra mile with joy to guide those with a passion for this challenging but satisfying work.

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