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Urgent Counseling Walk-in Center (24-hours ON CALL)

For Urgent Counseling Needs Only The drop-in counseling center is available to people who are in need of resolving urgent but non-emergent situations. The drop-in center is located in Skokie, IL. If you’re experiencing mental and emotional discomfort during regular business hours, no need to call ahead, you can just come in. If you are experiencing mental or emotional discomfort outside of regular business hours, call us at (847) 673-8577, and you will be connected to a Counselor immediately, who will be happy to meet with you and assist you. There is a $75/hour fee for urgent mental health counseling, and no fee for low-income clients with any Medicaid plan.

Become a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)

Next semester is starting May 21, 2016. Be sure to sign-up to reserve your seat.

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In 2010, BSC was accredited by the State of Illinois’ Certification Board (IAODAPCA) to provide training and education for prospective students who are interested in obtaining credentials to become certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC) at the CADC School near Chicago, IL.

At Behavioral Services Center, the cost to attend BSC’s CADC School near Chicago comes to under $100 per credit hour. There is a total of 16 semester credit hours (240 clock hours) of specified course work. This includes up to 300 hours of practicum (internship). Classes are held once a week on Saturday mornings.

The financial and temporal costs associated with obtaining a CADC at BSC’s CADC school near Chicago, per the requirements of the Certification Board(IAODAPCA), are as follows: 16 semester credit hours (240 clock hours) of specified coursework 300 hours of practicum (internship) 1-2 years of paid work experience (depending on level of education completed) BSC’s program ends up costing under $100.00 per credit hour. Both practicum and paid work experience can be gained in-house, working with a diverse population of people.

There are several local institutions of higher learning where a person can go within the state to obtain their CADC. However, the costs and hours are far less feasible for a person getting by on a limited income, while trying to make ends meet and/or attending school. Therefore, BSC offers the right amount of flexibility and opportunity for someone in that situation

Additional coursework is available to obtain MISA licensing.

Educational Training for Professionals (CEU)

Illinois Partner Abuse Facilitator Training 20 CEUs awarded. This training will focus on understanding and delivery of PAIP interventions to multicultural, diverse populations. The objective of the training is to understand clinical strategies and intervention for the reduction and prevention of domestic violence.

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July 8th and 22nd 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM | July 29th 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM; Cost is $200.00