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Fully Online Program

Adolescent Behavioral Health Counseling Certificate

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Important Information

Short Description

The certificate program is designed for credentialed counselors or students in the Human Services Counseling program who wish to specialize in clinical work with adolescents and their families.  This certificate supplements the A.A.S. degree and other Human Services Counseling certificates.  Students engage in service learning within agencies working with adolescents and/or families receiving behavioral health counseling services. 

Type of Credential

Credit Certificate

Program Code


Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinators:

Ted McCadden, D.Ed., LCADC
443-840-3783 or tmccadden@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

  • Statewide program (Note: The Human Services Generalist Certificate is not designated as a Statewide program.)
  • The Human Services Counseling A.A.S. degree is offered both face to face and fully (100%) online.
  • Opportunities for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - see Portfolio, Departmental Exam, and DSST Examination. Several General Education classes also have PLA opportunities.
  • Articulation and Transfer Agreements
  • Graduates of the Behavioral Health Counseling Area of Concentration are academically eligible to apply for certification as a Certified Supervised Counselor-Alcohol and Drug and will be required to pass the NCAC-1 Exam in their application process.

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.

Courses Needed for This Program*

Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 21*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

Program Description

The Adolescent Behavioral Health Certificate is designed for students in Human Services Counseling who are interested in specializing in adolescent and/or family counseling. This 21-credit program can be completed in a relatively short period of time, particularly for students who have earned a degree or certificate in Human Services Counseling. Students often earn this certificate along the path to pursuing the A.A.S. degree in Human Services Counseling.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. utilize a variety of counseling skills relevant to behavioral health counseling with adolescents and their families;
  2. assess and document a client’s current status and apply age-appropriate and culturally-relevant therapeutic techniques;
  3. develop, prioritize, and implement a plan to address a client’s or family’s presenting problem;
  4. conduct themselves professionally and ethically as counselors in culturally-diverse settings; and,
  5. express themselves professionally, both verbally and in writing, to a variety of audiences, including clients, other professionals, and external monitoring agencies.

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