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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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Information from: http://professionals.internationalcredentialing.org/
I just wanted to wish all of you the best of luck if you are taking the IC&RC exam for substance abuse counselors this summer. I know many of you told me you would try to take it some time between now and September.
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Here are three sources where you can find job postings for professionals in the Human Services careers. I hope that you find these helpful in your search for jobs, as well as practicum and volunteer opportunities.
If you know of any other source, please share it with us in the comment box below. Thanks a lot and good luck to all of you out there looking for career opportunities!