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LCDC Exam Review 2015 | Updated Study Guide for the Substance Abuse Counselor Exam 2015

LCDC Exam Review 2015

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The Updated Exam for Substance Abuse Counselors – What Has Changed?

Hello everyone! This is a short and quick post to introduce the new Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification exam by the IC&RC, which will be administered by all IC&RC member boards in late 2014, early 2015.  I will be publishing more detailed information about the test, but for now I will mention what the new examination will cover.

The main change is in the name of the content. The very well known 8 Practice Domains were grouped into 4 Performance Domains. Notice the change in the word practice, into performance. Is the information completely different, then? The answer is, no. The information is the same; in fact, the new exam will continue to measure competency in the same areas. The 4 Performance Domains, are:

  • Performance Domain 1: Screening, Assessment, and Engagement
  • Performance Domain 2: Treatment Planning, Collaboration, and Referral
  • Performance Domain 3: Counseling
  • Performance Domain 4: Professional and Ethical Responsibilities

Engagement = Client, Family, and Community Education

Collaboration = Service Coordination

So, if you’re planning on taking the new LCDC exam, also known as the Alcohol and Drug Counselor exam, by the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), stay tuned because I will update my blog and my study guide, and I will be publishing more information related to this new exam.

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Treatment Planning – Addiction Counselor Competencies

 

Treatment planning is a written document developed by the counselor and the client. They collaborate with each other to identify and prioritize problems needing resolution.  Treatment planning involves determining important treatment goals; it describes measurable steps toward achieving those goals; and it represents an agreement between the counselor and the client.
A treatment plan is not a one-size-fits-all but an individualized document. It must address the identified substance use disorder…read more at LCDC Exam Review – Online Study Guide

Alcohol and Drug Counselor Exam|Assessment

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Alcohol and Drug Counselor Exam 2017 – Online Study Guide

Subscription Options for Online Study Guide - Alcohol and Drug Counselor Exam by the IC&RC

Subscription Options for Online Study Guide – Alcohol and Drug Counselor Exam by the IC&RC

 

The best online study guide since 2012 to pass the Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification exam by the IC&RC. Prepare more effectively, and if you have failed the test before this study guide will help you focus only on the topics covered on the test.

LCDC Exam Review – Online Study Guide

What to expect

  • Self-paced online study guide – 24/7 access to online materials to study at your own convenience (no lectures!)
  • Affordable subscription options
  • Recommended readings and online resources
  • Learning objectives outline
  • Videos, notes, and quizzes

The online study guide includes:

4 Performance Domains
Based on the Candidate Guide for the IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) Examination

  • Domain I: Screening, Assessment, and Engagement
  • Domain II: Treatment Planning, Collaboration, and Referral
  • Domain III: Counseling
  • Domain IV: Professional and Ethical Responsibilities

12 Core Functions for Addictions Counseling

  • Global Criteria

Motivational Interviewing

  • Preparing people for change

Pharmacology of Addiction

  • Drugs of abuse

Counseling Theories

  • Theories for the treatment and counseling of substance abuse and addiction

12 Steps

  • Understanding the 12-Step approach

DSM V

  • How to use the DSM V diagnostic criteria

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Changes to Alcohol and Drug Counselor Exam – Long Case Study Eliminated effective February 1, 2017

Long Case Study eliminated from Alcohol and Drug Counselor examination effective February 1,2017. Small cases of 1-2 paragraphs, with 3-5 questions added to new test. lcdcexamreview.com Continue reading

Alcohol and Drug Counselor Exam 2016 – Online Study Guide

  The best online study guide since 2012 to pass the Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification exam by the IC&RC. Prepare more effectively, and if you have failed the test before this study guide will help you focus only on the topics covered on the test. What to expect Self-paced online study guide – 24/7 access … Continue reading

RECENT CHANGE TO THE ADC EXAMINATION – Questions with Three and Four Choices

Candidate Preparing for IC&RC’s ADC examination should note that starting in March of 2016, the ADC examination will have questions with either three (3) or four (4) choices. Read more…

The questions on the ACD/LCDC (Substance Abuse Counselor exam) are multiple choice, just as before, but with either three (3) or four (4) choices. The structure of the questions is the same in that there is only one correct answer (for questions with only one correct answer and two or three false answers), or best answer (for questions with more than one correct answer, but only one is the best answer that includes all the other correct answers).

The Umbrella method is still effective for questions with one best answer. The Umbrella method is the one in which you choose the answer that includes the other correct answers, therefore you end up choosing the best answer. For this kind of questions is necessary that you are very familiar with the topic so that you can identify all the potential correct answers and the main answer that includes them.

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