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This course introduces standards for ensuring thorough documentation in addictions counseling. Students learn about the counselor's need for cultural competence, personal growth, and professional growth. The course explores counselor/client expectations based on goals, objectives, rules, and obligations. This course reviews and reinforces the fundamentals of addictions counseling professionals' conduct related to ethical, legal, personal, and professional development, and the practice and benefit of clinical supervision. The importance of community involvement including professional networking is emphasized through lecture. This course helps to fulfill the educational requirements of the Certification Board of NJ to become a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). Following completion of the educational requirements for the CADC students need to complete 3000 hours of supervised fieldwork experience to receive the certification.