Title

Addictions Counseling Licensure Issues for Licensed Professional Counselors

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Originally Published In

The Professional Counselor

Volume Number

2

Issue Number

1

Page Numbers

58-65

Abstract

This article addresses the obstacles of effectively integrating addiction counseling into a nationwide definition of professional counseling scope of practice. The article covers an overview of issues, specific licensure and credentialing frameworks (LPC, CADC, LCADC) in two U.S. states, and recommendations to effectively bridge the gap between professional and addiction counseling. Historical origins and an overview of addiction counseling are presented.