Due to COVID-19, all LACT classes will be held via Zoom through 3/2022.

LASACT Educational Opportunities Louisiana Addiction Counselor Training (LACT) Program Information:

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Learn About Addiction Through Our Training Program

Admissions Policy

LACT courses are open to all individuals interested in learning more about addiction. Many students are interested in becoming Professional Addiction Counselors. Allied health professionals such as social workers, nurses, marriage and family therapists, and other helping professionals often benefit substantially from developing specialized skills in addiction work to better assist their clients, as well as to earn credits for a Specialty Certificate in Addiction.

A commitment to become a full-time Addiction Professional is not necessary for course enrollment, but a strong desire to study the addiction field is essential. Although a high school or college degree is not required, students should have basic writing, reading, and verbal skills in order to get the maximum benefit from the program.

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Great training for current and potential CIT’s!

Classes are held one weekend per month
1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays AND 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays
15 hours per weekend; 45 hours per quarter; 180 hours per year

Mandatory Orientation Session for new students is held at 10 a.m. on the first day of class of each quarter, with a lunch break before class starts at 1 p.m.

2021 LACT Schedule

Quarter 1: Pharmacology

January 8 - 9, 2021
February 12 - 13, 2021
March 12 - 13, 2021

Quarter 2: Counseling Theories & Skills, Part 1

April 9 - 10, 2021
May 14 – 15, 2021
June 11 – 12, 2021

Quarter 3: Counseling Theories & Skills, Part 2

July 9 – 10, 2021
August 13 – 14, 2021
September 10 – 11, 2021

Quarter 4: The Counseling Process

October 8 – 9, 2021
November 12 – 13, 2021
December 10 -11, 2021

LASACT Staff:

Marolon Mangham, MBA, Executive Director
Danna Spayde, MSW, Executive Assistant/LACT Director
Donna Simoneaux, Certification Specialist
Susan Marino, Administrative Assistant
Jordan Blacher, Communication Director

Class size is limited. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that LACT students do NOT qualify for LASACT Student Membership and must apply for Regular membership status.

LASACT membership must remain current while enrolled in LACT in order to qualify for the discounted tuition rate.

All LASACT memberships expire on December 31 of each year and must be renewed by that date.

Class Location:
Zia Zoom

Peer Supporters and Recovery Specialists Education

Click here for information on training opportunities for the PRSS certification.

Test Preperation Workshops

 

2021 Workshop Schedule:

  • January 16th (Canceled) 
  • May 15th
  • September 18th

Location:

Our Lady of the Lake Hospital
Conference Room
5000 Hennessy Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809