OFFICIAL Study Guide
IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification Examination Study Guide
The National Certification Board of Behavioral Health Professionals is an authorized vendor of the new IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) Certification Examination Study Guide (2016), 3rd edition.
This 208 page Study Guide prepares you for the current International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification examination. The text is current and in alignment with the IC&RC ADC examination blueprint which encompasses four performance domains and thirty-three job tasks.
This study guide contains comprehensive, easy to read chapters covering:
- Chapter 1 – Understanding Addiction
- Chapter 2 – IC&RC Domain I – Screening, Assessment and Engagement
- Chapter 3 – IC&RC Domain II – Treatment Planning, Collaboration and Referral
- Chapter 4 – IC&RC Domain III – Counseling
- Chapter 5 – IC&RC Domain IV – Professional and Ethical Responsibility
Chapter 1 provides an overview of substance use theory and common, plus current perspectives on recovery. Basic knowledge of addiction is not identified as a separate domain in the job task analysis, but this core knowledge is the foundation of professional practice in addiction counseling.
In Chapters 2 – 5, the job task statements are interspersed within the text to match review content with each task for ease of studying. Each chapter is fully referenced and contains a Resources section to direct the learner to other sources that augment the Study Guide content.