The Center for Addictions at Ashland University was created in Summer 2018. The Center for Addiction, in conjunction with the department of psychology, offers an associate degree in addictions and a minor in addictions for student pursuing bachelor’s degrees in psychology, criminal justice, social work, and nursing, among others. These programs will prepare students for a career in addictions counseling.
The Associate of Arts with a Concentration in Addictions from Ashland University meets the educational requirement for a student to become a LCDC II: Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. The minor in addictions along with a bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science (psychology, social work, criminal justice, or nursing at Ashland University) meets the educational requirement for the LCDC III: Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.
The Center for Addictions is also involved with the community of addictions treatment professionals by conducting professional development seminars for licensed counselors and social workers to continue their professional development. The Center for Addictions also collaborates with community agencies to provide internship opportunities for students interested in the helping professions.
For more information on The Center for Addictions at Ashland University, please contact the director, Christy Ellis-Trolian, MA, JD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS.