Substance abuse counselors work with clients who are trying to combat addiction. The work involved is intense and clients require regular care and monitoring. The Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists in Maryland is the overseeing body of counselors who deal with substance abuse. In addition to the primary requirements for becoming a licensed substance abuse counselor in Maryland, the board has also jumped in on the continuing education bandwagon.
Continuing education (CE) is a program that has been established under the guidance of IACET (International Association for Continuing Education & Training) and the ANSI (American National Standards Institute). The major goals of this program are
- To maintain professional quality in providing counseling services.
- To enhance skillsets and update professionals on the new developments related to substance abuse.
- To build the science and practice of counseling and therapy.
- To renew license and certification.
Maryland Substance Abuse Counselor CEUs are CE units, each typically spanning a duration of an hour. A substance abuse counselor in Maryland is expected to complete 40 such units in order to renew his/her license. This has to be done once every two years.
We at Core Wellness offer courses that can be categorized as Maryland Substance Abuse Counselor CEUs. Our courses are approved by the Board and are extremely relevant to the field of substance abuse counseling. We also offer multidisciplinary courses drawing from behavioral theories, medicine and general psychology that would certainly augment your practice. We also have courses on professional ethics, client interaction and legal issues related to substance abuse which we believe are essential components of Substance Abuse Counselor CEUs in Maryland.