Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA)
The chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) certification was developed by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board to assist individuals in becoming credentialed to work in the addictions field. The CDCA certification is the first step in becoming a certified chemical dependency counselor. Individuals with a CDCA certification can work with substance use clients under supervision in a variety of settings including behavioral health agencies, addictions and treatment centers. CDCA Training Program will introduce the participant to: (1) Theories of Addiction – by understanding substances and their effects. (2) Counseling Procedures & Strategies with Addicted Populations – by reviewing the stages of change, engagement strategies, three primary models of treatment, describing issues such as the role of the addiction counselor, and dealing with problems that arise; (3) Legal & Ethical issues Pertaining to Chemical Dependency – by exploring ethical parameters of addiction counseling and reviewing legal issues related to confidentiality laws; (4) Assessment & Diagnosis – by understanding screening and assessment necessary for gathering information for a diagnosis of a substance use disorder; (5) Treatment Planning – by identifying the components of case management and how it is key to substance abuse treatment, by reviewing legal issues regulating client treatment, and fundamental components of treatment records; (6) Group Process & Techniques Working with Addicted Populations – by understanding the general principles of groups in substance abuse treatment, and by identifying the types of groups commonly used if substance abuse treatment.

If you would like to get more information on this class, please call ETI Technical College at 330.652.9919 and ask for Kristen Pawcio x 250 or Ralph Zuzolo x 180. No Financial aid available for Adult Education Classes. Cost: $525.00

Scheduled Class Times Are:
(10 Weeks)

6:30pm - 8:30pm
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Dates Deadline to Register Price
September 15, 2020–November 19, 2020
August 31, 2020

All enrollees must be a high school graduate or have a GED and must provide payment with completed registration form. Cash, check, money order, Master Card, or Visa will be accepted at time of registration. No financial aid is available for this course.

All enrollees must provide payment with completed registration form. See Admissions to apply.

Cash, check, money order, Master Card, or Visa will be accepted at time of registration. No financial aid available.