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Addictions Counselor Exam – Group Counseling


During group counseling, our client is the group as a whole, just as in couples counseling the client is the couple and not the individual members. However, we still have to consider individual differences when forming a group. Things to consider are:
  • Group type
  • Purpose of the group
  • Group size
  • Member selection criteria
  • Group goals
  • Behavioral ground rules for participating
  • Outcomes
  • Criteria and methods for termination or graduation from group

Check out the LCDC online study guide and prepare effectively for the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Exam (ADC).


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

Preparing for the Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor exam CATC

“I took mine on July 23 and passed. Although it was not for the LCDC, it was for the CATC, the information you have really helped me and I’m thankful.” – Candace


The LCDC Exam Online Study Guide can really help you prepare to take the Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor exam. This exam includes the topics covered in other certification exams such as the 8 Practice Domains (from the TAP 21 publication by SAMHSA), the 12 Core Functions, Pharmacology of Addiction (drugs of abuse and their effects), Counseling Theories, etc.

Prepare more effectively for your certification exam: LCDC, CADC, CATC, and the IC&RC exam for substance abuse counselors.

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Alcohol and Drug Counselor Exam – Online Review Weekly and Monthly Subscriptions

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Addictions Counselor Exam – Review Practice Questions

Hello everyone!

I want to share with you a site that offers practice questions, quizzes, and flashcards to prepare for the certification exam for substance abuse counselors, and the best of all is that you can use this site for free!! I checked it out myself and many of those questions are very similar to the ones on the actual test.

I highly recommend this site, Quizlet.com, and when you type “csac” (Certified Substance Abuse Counselor) in the search box, it will give several options to choose from. I personally like this one CSAC Practice Quiz and you can change the format in which you want to study: Flash cards, Test, Scatter, Learn (terms definitions), etc…Check it out!



CSAC Practice Quiz

Practice Domain 6. Client, Family, and Community Education

Practice Domain 5. Individual, Family, and Group Counseling

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